At some point in your faith journey, you will settle into a bargaining posture with God. “God, if you will . . . , I promise I will . . . .” We all do it. That’s just part of religion—every religion. In fact, it’s so much a part of human nature that even some atheists and agnostics do it when they find themselves in desperate circumstances. But is that really how God wants us to relate to him? The problem with a bargaining posture is we never keep up our end of the bargain, do we?
Repairing a relationship is a skill that must be learned. While we’re not in control of whether every relationship will be fully restored, we can strive to have no regrets by doing everything possible.
We often think that the answer to any problem in life is more. More money. More time. More Netflix. But, as many of us have learned the hard way, there are times when getting more leads to a host of other problems we didn’t foresee. In those moments, the old saying “less is more” is true. In this series, we look at several areas of life where less really is more.