That is what I seem to lack often in life. I put this weight on my own shoulders, having this can-do attitude, but lack the balance behind it all.
I feel a though the Christian life, a life that is devoted to God, is a call to balance. You may find this to be a strange thought, but hear me out. How easy it is, to put so many other things before God. We prioritize our life around what matters to us. Relationships, an organized home, exercise, new things, hobbies, etc. Meanwhile, we are all trying to find BALANCE in these things.
The other day, I was trying to get something done around the house and Mazy just wasn’t having it. She was bored and just couldn’t find something she loved to do. And to be honest, I wasn’t having it either. I was trying to accomplish what I thought had to get done. I wanted to GET JUST ONE MORE THING DONE.
I’m sure you’ve been there. But I suppose, maybe not? I found that I was lacking balance. I was prioritizing what I thought I needed to get done, instead of help Mazy learn a lesson in finding something to do, teach her to be creative, or even just spend those few moments with her. Now I know, in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to get all of those household chores done, pay bills, keep our homes in order, etc. All things that take time.
But then the more I thought about Mazy’s plea to play with her and my can-do attitude of having to get just one more thing done, I found I was lacking the balance God asks of me. What if I started my day out differently? Instead of constantly having to-do lists that scream at me that in order to be productive, I need to do this and this, what if I started my day off with just thinking about God? Asking Him what He wanted me to do in that given day?
I sometimes think how wonderful it would be, to have all the time in the world to read my Bible and spend time in His presence. But you know? I am given that opportunity daily. It’s because I lose my balance in life, that I don’t. I put the need to get things done, over the mindset Christ asks of me. Merely thinking about God, doing things for His glory, not my own, and keeping Him as my focus, offers a balance that only promises peace. Looking to Him for our daily living, is a call to much more than what we realize, but is a call that offers much more balance than we sometimes care to take time to care about.
This is something I strive to work on daily. BALANCE. Leaving room for what God has for me in a given day, but taking the time too, to do the things that need to get done. It’s when I get caught up in the “having to do just one more thing” is when I start to lose that balance. And then it just goes downhill from there!