The greatest challenges to a balanced life are the demands and expectations of the people around us.
So many of us live with a constant cloud of guilt hanging over our heads and hearts.
We want to meet needs. We want everyone to be happy. We want to hear what a great job we’re doing.
That’s my dream. And the truth is it’s just that . . . a dream!
If you want a balanced life you have to quit people pleasing.
You have to focus on pleasing the One who knows His plans and purposes for your life.
Begin with prayer – You Can Enjoy a Balanced Life.
Trust that God wants you to live with order and balance. Trust His love for you.
He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. Psalm 23:3
Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to Your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor You. Psalm 86:11
Teach me to do Your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. Psalm 143:10
Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in You. Psalm 25:4–5
King David sounded a lot like you a me. His life was far from perfect. Reading through his life we can find encouragement for our off-balance lives. But David asks for guidance and direction. He asks, seeks, and knocks, and Paul described him as, David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.’ Acts 13:22
So, take your off-balance days and lay them at the foot of the cross. Ask God to teach and guide you, and be at peace knowing that balance in best found when you live to please an audience of One. The One who loves you most and best, and wants to give you balance.
He says to you as He said to His children long ago, “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” Jeremiah 31:3
It’s time to see what’s going on…
Balance Around the Blogosphere
This week’s beauty is from my friend, Ivy DeLeon.
Read her post – Entertaining: Harvest Time for a little inspiration as
we celebrate the first day of fall this weekend.
You’ll find my favorite pic this week on my
Fall – Pinterest Board.
Share a link to your favorite fall photo in the
comments or linkup.