To understand this, imagine the following. [You might even wish to take a break from sitting at the computer to actually DO this! Oh, go ahead. Nobody’s watching and if someone is, she won’t care!]
- You stand up and twirl around several times.
- You run in place for several minutes and skip to the corner of the room and back.
- You twirl around twice more.
- Then you immediately try to balance on one foot.
This imaginary activity is designed to give you a picture of what you’re attempting to do in balancing the different aspects and roles of your life during any given day. Balance doesn’t mean scheduling an equal number of hours to each role or activity in your life. Not only is that unrealistic, it’s impossible.
Developing balance is a skill (just like standing on one leg is a learned skill.) Remember God cares about all areas of your life and He wants to help you flex with your roles and goals. Today consider asking God to help you cultivate this skill. You can do it. It’s a doable and reasonable process!
I’d love to hear from you. What has helped you develop balance and maintain equilibrium? What frustrates you about all this?