Who is the “Simon” in Your Life?

Who is the “Simon” in Your Life?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

Do you remember playing the game, “Simon Says” as a child?  Did you win?… To win the game, you had to only follow the instructions that Simon said.  If Simon didn’t say it, then you wouldn’t do it.  If you did something that Simon didn’t say, then you would lose.

Although I no longer play the “Simon Says” game, I have come to realize that I am still being influenced by “Simon Says” today.  It’s just a different type of “Simon Says” game.

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Every day, I am being influenced by the “Simon” of what the media reports, the “Simon” of what my family and friends think, the “Simon” of what commercial advertising promote, the “Simon” of what the experts say, and the “Simon” of what the Bible communicates.

Can you relate?

I’m sure you can because we are all being influenced by what we hear, see, and read.

So who is the “Simon” in your life which has the greatest influence on your life?

For me, there was a time when it was definitely what my family and friends thought.  Their opinions greatly influenced what I thought, said and did.  As I grew to understand that everyone has their opinion and that doesn’t mean it’s “right”, I then gave more Simon power to what I saw on TV, read in newspapers or heard on the radio.  I eventually realized that this was not the true source because once again, everyone has an opinion and it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily “right”.

Finally, I had the revelation… “Let me make God, the source of everything, my #1 influence because He created me.”  I encourage you to also make God the major “Simon” in your life because you were born on purpose.  In order to understand God’s wisdom, spend time reading the Bible and pray to Him for direction.

When I was single, God comforted my heart by reminding me that I am never alone because He is always with me.  As I spent more with God, I became more comfortable with who I am.  God transformed my thinking by having me feel perfectly whole and complete as a single person.  Trust me, if He did it for me, He will do the same for you because God loves us all.  Just make God the true “Simon” of your life and watch what happens.

Reflection

Who or what has the most influence on how you feel about yourself?

What are you doing to better understand God’s purpose for your life?

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