Balancing Act

Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not faint.” Galatians 6:9

Often, the perception often is, the more things that we have on our calendar and the more things that we check off on our “to do list,” the more we are accomplishing. The key word here is “perception.” Our perception can deceive us. A VP of a booming corporation and wise business woman would always share her coined phrase during training sessions, “Don’t confuse motion with progress.” Wow, that was my “aha moment.” I realized that I had mastered running in circles like a gerbil on a wheel. Family, friends, and colleagues would see me going and going and give kudos. Rarely did anyone notice my frustration of being on the wheel. I was tired, and had absolutely no balance.

Balancing Act

Take a glimpse of my former life… I worked full time, took a full load of classes each semester, helped others build their business, and tried to build and brand my business. I served as the PTA President and a Minister of the gospel, just to name a few. I still was unable to toss aside being a mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague.

At times I felt that I always pour out, but no one was pouring in. There was always someone or something tugging on me. I was the first responder. I had a Superwoman cap and wore it well, but suddenly grew weary. I’d come home and crash with physical and mental exhaustion. “Mommy, mommy, mommy,” uttered my child. “Yes it’s drive through again.” My only child suffered. I didn’t want to be Superwoman anymore. I couldn’t be Superwoman anymore, but being a she-ro was all that I knew.

Finally, I caught hold to the revelation, “God did not call me to be Superwoman; he called me to be a Proverbs 31 Woman.” Proverbs Woman had balance. Balance? The thought of not doing what I had always done seemed surreal, but it was a 911. I had to make immediate changes. I transitioned from roles and delegated responsibility in specific areas. To much is given, much is required; yet, we can not confuse motion with progress. God does not want us weary in our works.

“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31-32

Prayer: Balancing My Life

Jehovah Shalom, you promised to keep me
in perfect peace if my mind stays on thee.
Sometimes life is hectic, but according to
Isaiah 40:31, those who wait on the LORD
will renew their strength. They will soar on wings
like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. Help the Body of Christ not grow weary in well doing Lord.

Help my Pastor, First Lady, family, friends, colleagues and even strangers find balance through you God. According to Ecclesiastes 9:11,
the race is not given to the swift, nor the battle
to the strong but the one who endures to the end. Thank you Lord for giving me persevering power.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

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