Literal balance, as well as work-life balance.
Thankfully, I don't have too many run-ins with the literal balance beams of life, minus the occasional curb I miss while walking and texting (oh don't judge, you've done it too).
But it's so much harder to ignore work life balance. I mean, the minute you do, things easily spiral out of control. Before you know it, you are overwhelmed, over-worked, over-exhausted and just plain over it all.
Been there? Done that? Relate...at all?
My hubby and I are trying to do a really neat thing...not something I'm willing to share in great detail with you at this point...but let's just say that our lives will be pretty epic if we accomplish it.
However, the odds seem to be stacked against us. Big time. Life seems to be working against us. Schedules? Against us. Health? Against us. Time? Against us. And God? I'll be honest, lately I've been feeling maybe even He is against us. Yes, yes, I know that isn't biblical. But I'm only human. So cut me some slack.
Ever feel like you are stranded all alone on 'Woes Me' Island? Maybe it's time for a little perspective.
It is so amazing how God places people in your life just when you need it! I don't know why this still surprises me, but it does. I am so thankful that when I've been feeling stranded, my husband will offer just the right scripture to help heal my heart. And God places people in my life at just the right time, to let me know that He truly does hear my prayers.
Today, I wanted to remind your weary soul to breathe. And remind you, sweet woman, that you are never alone. Jesus loves you. I love you. Your family loves you. And even if you feel like you are sometimes all alone on Woes Me Island, with whatever trial or sin you are dealing with...that's a lie.
You are never alone.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
Take a deep breath. Go outside for some fresh air. Gain a little perspective. See how special you truly are, and be intentional in your desire to become the special person God's designed you to be.
Let's leave behind our Woes Me Island shall we? And paddle ashore to Reality. It isn't always perfect here. Heck, sometimes it's just plain chaotic and overwhelming. And you don't always get your way. Things don't always go according to plan. (I'm really selling it, aren't I?) But the good news is we never have to go it alone. Christ is with us. Always. Always.
Not sure where to start? Pick up your bible and dig in!