This word, how I wish for it, and chase it, and fail at it. I call it the “b” word, because it is the nasty word that always springs up when I feel like I have lost it. I’ve been thinking of this “b” word a lot lately, as I have time to think and plan, and dream. I came up with an acronym for it, as a follower of Christ, I see “balance” being defined as the Beautiful Arrangement (of) Life Activities, Necessary Commitments, (and) Emotions. It is the ability to arrange, prioritize, and joyfully accomplish the Lord’s calling and will for our lives.
In other words, if I’m happy at home, keep an immaculate house, have clothed and fed my family, but don’t follow through on the outside things I’ve committed to do, I’m imbalanced. If I joyfully serve and busy myself with the Lord’s work, but neglect the needs of my family, I’m out of balance. I can have the perfect plan, and can make it to all my appointments on time, but, if I’m out of control and angry all the time, I’ve lost that balance. And it’s important to remember, that God has not called me to the same commitments to which he has called my sister, neighbor, daughter, or friend. Comparing myself with them is an effort in futility, it will not get me where I need to be in accomplishing His will for my life. My eyes need to stay on Him, for focus, balance and peace.
I would appreciate your prayers for the development of balance in my life…because this season of waiting is quickly coming to an end, and I’m going to need it!