It’s an infamous word used a lot these days.
The goal of many people in the circles I run with.
I have sought balance so much in my life. I have strived and pushed, thinking that if I just found the right balance in my life everything would be go so much smoother. I regarded it as a worthy and virtuous objective.
I wanted to be the balanced Christian woman that I ought to be, do a little of this and a little of that. Have my hands in a little of everything. Plus, if God was on my side, surely He would help me achieve this noble thing called balance. It’s what I’m supposed to be right?
Recently, I started reading a book that has really challenged these ideas.
What if God doesn’t want me to be balanced? What if what He true wants is for me to fully follow Him, which means I will probably be very unbalanced in certain ways.
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Balance is so many different things to so many different people. Although I can’t relate to your specific experience, I can relate to being in a fight for your life. I am fighting right along with you daily. Thanks so much for sharing!
Balance is keeping my feet under the twin pummelings of pancreatic cancer and non-Hodgkins lymphoma…and being able to return each punch with a harder one.
It’s a fight to the death, now.
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When everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority.
Amen! God never called us to be balanced, He called us to love and follow Him with everything we have!
Could not agree more…balance is this weird word that gets tossed around and all it comes down to is priorities.
This is a good point! Although balance is a good thing in many ways, when it comes to following God we should be putting all our effort into that! Visiting from FMF #5.