All week long I've been running at top speed, not eating right, not getting enough sleep, certainly not exercising. I'm exhausted. Although I'm getting things accomplished, I'm beginning to wonder at what price. It occurs to me that my life lacks balance right now.
We were made for balance
God in His divine wisdom didn't intend for us to be one-dimensional beings. He made us complex, multifaceted, with many parts that combine for total success. When too much of our energy is directed into just one area for an extended period of time the other segments of our life become lopsided--and that's when the problems begin.
Work must balance play.
Activity must balance rest.
Soberness must balance humor.
You get the picture.
Are you in balance?
If right now your life seems stressed and you can't seem to get it together, take a look at how things fall in the balance. With just a little re-prioritizing you can set the scales back in order.
Is your life in balance right now? How do you keep it in balance? If it's not in balance, how do you intend to get it back that way?
"Let your moderation be known unto all men." Philippians 4:5a, KJV
Additional reading: How to Live a Biblically Balanced Life