I have been thinking a lot about balance the last few days. Trying to figure out how to balance all of the daily tasks on my to-do list is never easy for me. My hubby says I need time management, I am not so sure that would help some days.
And of course, when I opened my Fireproof book this morning what do I read, "Life is a marathon, not a sprint. This means you must balance, prioritize and pace yourself." I have a really hard time with this. It seems in my life that as soon as I start really getting one area figured out, another area suffers. For example, when I was focusing on eating healthy, losing a little weight and exercising, I was able to prepare for my 1/2 marathon. However, I didn't spend nearly enough time in my Bible and in prayer. Over the past couple of months I have been spending a lot of time in my Bible and praying, but I haven't broke a sweat.
I think that it is so important to find balance, I just haven't figured out how to make it happen yet. This morning I woke up and decided that I was going to eat a healthy breakfast of an orange and tea. I dressed in my work-out clothes instead of taking a shower right away so that I wouldn't have an excuse not to work-out this morning. And before I started doing anything else, I sat down with my Bible and tried to focus my day.
Unfortunately, I am already starving from my little breakfast, I haven't worked out yet and Nadia is ready for me to play. Not to mention the dishes in the sink, the laundry to do and the house to clean.
But, I feel great and I am motivated to get things done. I started my day focusing on what is important and I know that if I stay focused, I will have a great day. I found a scripture that helped me to get focused today and I would like to share it with you.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So I haven't found the balance that I am trying to achieve, and I guarantee you I won't get everything done that I would like today. But, I am not going to lose heart. The balance I am looking for will come, but it will be a marathon, not a sprint. As long as I make my relationship with Christ my priority, I will be renewed everyday.