“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans” – Proverbs 16:3
We do our duties and responsibilities in our personal lives while continuing to uphold our values as Christians. God is above us, but we must remember that our personal life, mental and emotional health matters. Life is about balance. It is not about being perfect and having no mistakes, but about finding your inner peace, that is Christ.
Here are some factors that you should consider in balancing your personal and Christian responsibilities.
A Canadian writer named Robin Sharma once said that “Time management is Life Management.” Our future is what we create every second; if we mismanage our time, we will feel as if we don’t have enough. This results in struggling every day, trying to do everything all at once but accomplishing nothing.
Sadly, time won’t stop to accommodate us. Every morning the sun rises, and it sets, without regard to whether we are done with our day or not. Therefore, we must practice time management to fulfill our responsibilities to the church, our family, and our work.
God will give us the strength to do our tasks when we prioritize Him. Our actions must reflect Jesus, whether working or on vacation or eating at a restaurant. Identifying your priorities is also the key to time management.
Our priorities should be the Lord, family, and others. Sadly, most people have no time to spend with their family or even go to church with them because they are too busy working. We must remember that money is not the only thing we can give to our loved ones. They also need our time and affection, and always giving the Lord our first.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
Donna Goddard of, “The Love of Devotion” said, “A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful center. It neither craves others’ approval nor rejects others’ presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants.” Personal health is essential, as is the foundation of inner peace. A person who is not physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy cannot face life. The one who gives us this comforting peace is the Holy Spirit.