My fun thoughts entertain without shame

I choose fun thoughts
That entertain
And inspire me
Without producing
Guilt or shame.

Perspective is powerful. You can develop a perspective that sees life as encouraging or one that sees life as distressing. Having fun can be as simple as a change in perspective.

When your work feels like play you have fun all day! When play becomes competitive, joy becomes confined to defeating opponents.

When people want to “have fun” they usually look for outward distractions, but “being joyful” is something that happens in the heart. When you embrace wholesome silliness, fun will sneak up on you.

Troubling thoughts, emotions, and desires disrupt our fun. Instead of looking for joy, we seek to be distracted and medicated.

For me, trying to control my mind and focus my thoughts on hope and encouragement is more fun and challenging than playing a game app. I can do it anyplace, anytime, and under any circumstances.

Too many Christians settle for “a little fun” when Jesus wants to fill them within with “loads of joy.” I’ve never found scripted and programmed Christianity to be very fulfilling.

Focusing on the living Jesus fills my daily life with fun–delight, adventure, and meaning–not just empty entertainment. Praying is so fun! I love to experience the presence of the living Jesus–to share my heart with Him and to listen to His voice.

Photo by Zachary DeBottis on

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s