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Life often feels this way. A balancing act. Kids, schedules, husbands, date nights with the husband, work, school projects, and routines. Often times we get so caught up in the busyness of life we forget to include God in the bigger picture. We forget that we are supposed to feel happy, joyous, blessed.

Life comes forth full speed, and we human beings like speed; we tend to think if we do things faster, we will get done faster. Tongue in cheek, we mark off our to-do list. Yet we go to bed tired and weary; wondering if this is all there is. We feel empty, as if the very substance of us will blow away. Weary burdened, how do we keep our sweet smiles that our kids trust so much? How to we keep the flame of life aglow to guide them? How to we run our race and still keep our balance?

We walk with God.

I’ve just recently come out of a season of high-speed, roller coaster ride, fly by the seat of your pants busyness. I could barely breathe, much less think about what tomorrow would look like before grabbing a paper bag as I hyperventilated. Some seasons of busyness cannot be avoided, like when I launched a new website and a book. No easy task in either, yet because of God’s provision and timing; both launched almost simultaneously. Lets not mention the everyday responsibilities of being a wife and mother to three.

Do you ever feel that way?

Too busy to think. Too busy to feel. Too busy to breathe? Too tired to find the remarkable of everyday? Don’t feel guilty, invite your Maker in. Tell him what is on your to-do list. Ask him to be a part of it, teach you to be aware of what can be avoided in the doing…Ask him to open your eyes to the joy in the everyday around you.

His presence comes with grace, thanksgiving, and joy.

1-3Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Hebrews 12:1-3 The Msg



2 thoughts on “The Balancing Act”

  1. I remind myself on a continual basis to PURPOSEFULLY SEEK JOY and not to be so busy making a living that I forget to make a life.

    Praise God for his willingness to lend us an ear and a helping hand when motherhood starts to overwhelm.

    1. Hi Liz! Boy it’s been a busy week. I am so sorry I haven’t gotten back to your comment. Yes, it is a challenge to purposefully seek joy which is what my next post will be about on Tuesday. 🙂

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