It really is possible to be an active, involved, and an emotionally invested woman in a number of areas of life and also be able to find emotional, spiritual, and physical balance.
Chaos doesn’t have to define your existence.
You can find life balance between. . .
work and rest
family time and household chores
passions and responsibilities
friends and fellowship
serving in ministry and being served
. . . but it requires careful evaluation and accountability of our motives. Left unchecked, we’ll choose to pursue whatever we find the easiest or that strokes our ego without considering the long-term consequences.
We’ll choose work, when the praise of a boss trumps the whine of our children at home.
We’ll give up a day of family fun time for the sake of checking chores off the never ending list.
We’ll pursue passions and hobbies over being good stewards of our daily responsibilities.
We’ll dive into ministry to avoid being disappointed when we feel our needs are not served.
We can wear lots of hats — and maybe even wear them all well — but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Being capable doesn’t mean we’re being wise, especially when our hearts are not purely bent.
Life balance isn’t something we’ll naturally lean into, especially when it stretches our hearts and minds to embrace the often unrewarding and occasionally ugly realities of life. So if we really want to experience life balance, we have to first start by bending in humility before the Lord and being willing to evaluate our priorities in light of Biblical values.
Download the Life Balance Evaluation Tool to begin the process of assessing what’s really driving your life and using up your time, so that you can begin making choices on how to use your time and resources in light of your priorities!