No matter where you are in life, no matter what level of education or level of prestige the answer to how to balance life is a question that everyone ponders at some point or another.
Our lives consist of most of the following entities:
The order that we place the abovementioned entities depend on where we are in life. No particular order is right or wrong it’s just a matter of balance. Too much of anything is not good while not enough of something else can be problematic as well. So how do you solve the too much/not enough situation: BALANCE.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Proverbs 11:1 reminds us that “The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.” Proverbs 16:11 also states that “Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.”
If we don’t learn how to find balance, God will certainly teach us! If we don’t spend enough time with our spouse an extramarital affair may creep into a marriage. If we neglect our children, a serious peer pressure situation may turn into a major issue. If we forfeit the opportunity to spend time in God’s house we may miss a word from God that could help us cope. If we’re too lazy to pursue education, it could keep us from a pay increase and necessary knowledge. If we don’t learn to take some time to travel and get away, bitterness and a spirit of weariness may set in. The list can go on and on but the ULTIMATE point is that we must embrace the benefits of BALANCE.
How do balance things in your life?