Less is More

“Davenia, love your blog posts, but it takes me a few days to read one. Can you help a busy sista out and make them a little shorter.” ~Sigh. I’ve always admired those who, in 50 words or less, can convey a message that transforms lives, moves mountains or causes grown men to cry. Think about it. “I have a dream…” (Martin Luther King) or “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” (John F. Kennedy). And couldn’t my Dad get me back on track quick, fast and in a hurry with, “Oh what tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive.” Even the Bible said, “The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?” (Ephesians 6:11). That’s a big ol’ ouch.

So because I believe iron sharpens iron, I will heed this great advice. If I can convey the same message, or maybe even a more powerful one, in less words, than that’s what I’m going to do. The challenge is on. 200 words or less weekly blog posts. Can I do it? Of course I can. I just did.

Bible Verse: “A truly wise person uses few words…” Proverbs 17:27

Challenge: I challenge you in joining me on the “Zip It: Keep It Shut 40-day Challenge” by Karen Ehman. My sister-in-love has inspired me to take the challenge and so I’m encouraging you to do the same. Let’s see what miraculous things might happen if we “zip it” and be more in-tune to the speaking of the Holy Spirit.