I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Minimalism. It’s about this movement led by two guys, Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. What I gathered from the documentary and their website was impactful. Minimalism is about adding value to your life and finding freedom from less. This idea, this lifestyle screams Gospel (good news) to the believer.
Their “elevator pitch” says, “Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives. By clearing the clutter from life’s path, we can all make room for the most important aspects of life: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.” One lady interviewed in the documentary said, “We are materialistic in the everyday sense of the word, but not at all materialistic in the true sense of the word,” meaning we don’t value things. It’s about adding value. Value, value, value. So where is the good news in this for us who believe?
Just the like the minimalist is to get rid of clutter and keep what adds value, I say that we as christians should trim off any access. Lets get rid of what does not add value to our walk with God. We have so many distractions in this world and God tends to be pushed onto the back burner. He must be first.
The more we de-clutter our belongs (physical, mental, and spiritual), the more we will find true freedom, and true value in Jesus.