31 Days of Grace…and Balance…as a Work in Progress

Balance…that elusive word that I keep trying to find only it plays a great game of hide and seek.

God doesn’t give up on me, though.

You see, I desire this thing called balance. I love my job, but of course, I want to be home with my family. I love my family. There is just so much work to do…the lines between home and work blur.

I have been praying for balance. Seeking it. Desiring it. Craving it. 

Here are some key points I have learned:

  • Not everything is urgent.
  • Sometimes, you just need to shut your door, and it’s okay.
  • No is a complete sentence.
  • Do the one thing only you can do. 
  • Ask God for His agenda.
  • Involve God in every aspect of your life.
  • Not everything is urgent.
  • In the morning, pray asking God what you and He will be doing today.
  • Success is progress not perfection.
  • God wants my heart.

I have been praying and pouring out my heart to God. 

He is a God of patience and grace. He continuously places people in my life to nurture me, encourage me, keep me grounded, and hold me accountable. Sometimes, the words they speak are not easy to hear, but I know they are spoken in love. 

God’s grace…His patience in me. 

God’s grace…His gift of people to love me and support me.

And I am certain that God who began the good work within you will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6

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6 thoughts on “31 Days of Grace…and Balance…as a Work in Progress

  1. Tammy work and balance hasn’t changed for me. I’m retired and for awhile it was taking care of an aging parent. Now it’s helping with 5 grandchildren 4 and under and substitute teaching and volunteering for on-line Bible studies. I’m swamped. It’s hard to find the time to blog.

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  2. I went to a workshop on Friday, and the presenter had an insightful way to think about the word “no.” She said for her it had some to mean–Not Obligated. She found it much easier to say no to things that do not matter as much when she thought about it in terms of “Am I obligated to do this?”

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