Would you describe yourself as balanced? Okay, stop laughing! Few of us have achieved balance. I stress myself out just thinking about it!?! I could write a book called Stressed Out: How I Achieved It While Seeking Balance! I’m just not balanced enough to write a book about balance, but I know Someone who did.
In fact, He captured the 3 things we need for balance in just one verse from His book. I know you guessed it, the Someone is God and the book is the Bible. But, the verse?
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
Yes, God has shown us what is good, and He requires only what is good and what is good for us.
And girl, if God requires it, then we can do it! I figure that if God—the whole, Holy, and wholly balanced One — gives us a few requirements, and if we fulfill them we will find the balance we long for.
Here are the 3 ways –3 really good ways – to be balanced:
1. Do Justly
To be balanced we must “do justly.” That means we implement rightness toward our family, ministry, and ourselves as we fill in our empty calendar slots. In order to “do justly” we say no sometimes in order to be fair to ourselves, our family, and our God. This is really hard for me! I have to fight the lie that I am being unfair to someone if I tell them no — especially if I don’t have a firm conflict on my calendar!