Less is More

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “less is more” before. But what does it mean to you? 

It’s embedded into my belief system. Rooted in the notion that simplification and focus lead to better results, in the business world, it permeated everything we did. It was the thread connecting our vision to our strategy, culture and the way we operated the business. It aligned us and shaped who we were.

Apple is a great example of this. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he essentially declared the company would eliminate its “me too” products and focus on the Mac. His vision for Apple, the Mac and the future was based on one simple idea: turn technology into easy-to-use tools that help people realize their dreams. And as they say, the rest is history. 

Can less actually translate to more with our finances, though? I suppose it depends on our vision for our lives and our future.  

Our chief content officer, Kyle Hasbrouck, has a great family motto: Live simply so others can live eternally. I absolutely love it. It captures the essence of less is more from the perspective of handling money God’s way.  

When our focus is eternal, we desire to live more simply and with less, so that the financial resources God blesses us with can be used to maximize the impact on His kingdom, for His glory.  

Spiritually speaking, the Bible clearly tells us less is more. In fact, it’s the winning formula for our life. Simply Jesus. 

Here are a few verses that paint the picture for what God wants for our lives:

Matthew 20:28 

For even the Son of Man come not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. 

John 14:6 

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

John 3:30

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.

Matthew 13:44 

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field.  In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.

Are you living a life surrendered to Jesus? If not, you can start today!  

Keep charging for Christ,

Brandon Sieben

P.S. “Free to Serve Him” is the theme of our Inaugural Compass Global Conference, being held in Orlando, Fla. , March 1-2, 2023. Register now, and I’ll see you there: https://compass1.org/globalconference

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