Get Your LIFE IN BALANCE!
Like me, I know you wear many hats…woman, mother, cook, taxidriver, friend, author, entrepreneur, committee chair, corporate leader, fitness crusader, stock-trader, cheerleader peewee coach, cookie baker, PTA worker, head of household, etc. Because of all that we do, I think it would be okay to call us "POWER-WOMEN!"
As “POWER-women,” our roles continually change as we reach from one hat to the next. It’s challenging! It can be overwhelming. It is a blessing! What mostly helps us to manage these numerous roles is the realization that we simply must get things done! It's up to us to effectively and efficiently balance it all before we tip over!
But sometimes the reality is... things get out of balance...
How do we deal with stopping the tipping in our lives when things are out of balance?
First of all, settle this issue – EVERYTHING belongs to God and He has not surrendered His ownership!!! So, give it back to HIM! We need to look at life differently - we are simply managers of our lives and everything in our lives. God has given our life to us to manage; but most often we get in the way of God and take matters into our own hands; doing things our own way. We must learn to become good managers. Be honest, I know I'm not the only one that attempts to make sure everything and everyone is in balance at all times. Consult God on how you need to manage everything and everyone each day.
Secondly, If things are out of balance in our lives, we must pause from what we are doing and evaluate ourselves and see what needs to be brought into balance! Most of us act as though God has given us the freedom to do whatever we want. He has given us a choice, but once we choose to make Jesus Christ Lord of our lives we have a responsibility to fall in love with Him and start trusting Him for EVERYTHING! So, if we truly trust HIM, then we must accept that HE is control and we need to do what He asks of us if we are to have a balanced life!
Thirdly, follow the ULTIMATE model to achieve a balanced life! Jesus, the One whom we should pattern (model) our life after, gives us the ULTIMATE example to follow: (Modeling is a way to learn in minutes what someone took years to perfect!)
Luke 2:52 “And Jesus increased in wisdom (mentally) and stature (physically), and in favor with God (spiritually) and man (socially).”
If we are to be like HIM we must model the life of Jesus and begin to grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God (spiritual growth) and with men (social growth).
As a Single Mom, as a Christian woman striving to be a success, you need to achieve balance within these four areas. In each area of growth you need to let Christ help you overcome your weakness and be your strength.
So, to get to the Balance you need for your life, work on these areas of your life - get these in balance and watch the other things and people in your life get in balance too:
Wisdom (this builds your emotional and mental balance) - gain wisdom by using your mental capacities to study and apply God’s Word to your life.
Stature (this builds your physical side)– develop and discipline your body physically so that you can have peak performance, energy and alertness for what you face each day.
Spiritually – bring all areas of your life under the authority of the Holy Spirit by keeping your spirit attuned to God and developing your relationship with Jesus Christ above all others.
Socially – balance these areas with the love of Jesus for others, beginning with your own family, extending to church and community. Become salt” for the saved, protecting them for the evil one, and “salt” for the unsaved, making them thirsty for God.
You might ask how will this balance your life?
Well, there's a great answer in Matthew 6:30 - 33 (MSG) “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Focus on God; Grow in Wisdom, Stature, Spiritually and Socially -
and You will find your BALANCE!