Balance?!? Ha! When I think of “HOW” women try to keep a “balanced life” with all we juggle, I picture those brave (some may say crazy) -TIGHTROPE ACROBATS. With every step they re-adjust their balance, while remaining so poised!?! Isn’t that us???? Shouldn’t we get an applause, or expensive gift each week…heck, each day, that we survive with some level of finesse!?!
I enjoy a good friendship! Close friends inspire and challenge me. They also give the “secret glare” if I start spreadin’ myself too thin.
My relationship with the one who actually “created” me helps keep me balanced in ALL my relationships. I regularly “practice” spending quality time with God (it does take practice to make it become a lifestyle, versus just calling my girls to tell them what “SO n SO” just did.)
As I “allow” myself to be vulnerable with God, it helps me be more “myself” in all my relationships. After I share…I often wait to see what He places in my heart.
I love writing my goals down. I pray first to avoid just writing “good ideas.”
They are typically categorized under:
Writing down my goals helps keep me focused. It’s also fun seeing them get accomplished.
Walking “my version” of a tightrope as a wife, mom, counselor, and businesswoman, I try to live my life with my desires held UP in the palm of my hands (instead of in a closed fist out of fear or worry) …allowing God to “have His way” with matters concerning me.
The peace of God fills in my inadequacies and completely “balances me” when things are still undone or not how I hoped, so I can still enjoy today!
“…and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Guest Contributor, Andrea Moore
Andrea resides in Austin, TX with her husband and 3 busy boys (ages 6, 5, & 2). She served in full-time women's ministry for several years, and now owns a boutique www.ChocolateBaby.us and works as a Biblical Counselor part-time.