I have not written in 4 weeks and how appropriate of me, to be doing a write up on a balanced lifestyle.
There will always be certain things that are more important to different individuals, and they will spend more time doing that which they are drawn too.
I am a person that thrives on routine, therefor my family thrives on routine. We have a certain supper time, bath time, bedtime…I just do well when I can control a situation. Any moms out there that can relate? You call us um… control freaks.
Along with having a type A personality, I also have a problem saying no. Not the ideal combination, but last year I learnt a valuable lesson. I learnt that it is okay to say no. Saying no to something that brings no value to your life or does not further your relationships is okay. You are allowed to say NO! So just break those chains of guilt off right now in the name of Jesus.
We live in a busy world, and our time is precious. Don’t get me wrong, I have not turned into the NO-lady and I certainly do not have a boring social life. I do invest time into activities or events, that do not necessarily add value to my life, but it might add to my children’s lives.
I am a Believer, above all, if you know me and you don’t know that – I am living my life totally wrong. I am a wife, a mother of 2, a daughter, a daughter in law, an entrepreneur, a business owner of a company that has been operating since 2008. I am in the process of opening a new business. I am a friend, I would like to think to many. I am in our church’s worship team, and I love being involved in the life of the church. My heart is to help people and I absolutely adore entertaining at home. I love exercising, but alas I don’t – not enough anyway. Baking and cooking is something I do to relax. I keep myself busy pretty much all the time. Sooo….how about this balanced lifestyle thing.
Let’s see what the bible says about time management:
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
So what I am getting from these 3 verses – be wise when deciding what to spend your time on.
So what does the bible say about having a balanced lifestyle?
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.
There is a time for everything – we go through different seasons and in this season, although I would really love too, I can not get myself to exercise. And in this season that I am in, I can not say yes to everything I would like too. Because there are important things I need to attend to, like being a mother to my 3 month old baby. And that is okay!
We as mothers do not have to put pressure on ourselves to conform to the world and what the world thinks we should look like and what the world thinks we should do.
It says in the bible that a false balance is an abomination to the Lord – so I will not pretend. I will not pretend that I have it all together and that my life is perfectly balanced. It is far from balanced. But in this season, I need to make sure, that I manage my time well, I need to make sure that I am wise when drawing up my calendar.
God knows exactly what season each of us are going through and he does not ask us to be someone different than who we are. He lavishly loves each individual, uniquely.
He does expect us to live for Him, in ALL SEASONS though. So no matter where you are, you can bring glory to God in every circumstance.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Until next time mommies, be blessed!