It has been a while since the last time I typed something up, two months to be exact. I remember saying a few months back that one of my biggest passions is writing and now it feels like it has been put on the back burner.
Living a balanced life is hard.
My priorities within the last few months have been nothing but a hot mess. Trying to manage a business, have time to write, have a social life, spend time with God, have me-time, and need I say more?
The list can go on. Life has been nothing but non-stop lately. I am definitely grateful for it, however, at times it can be overwhelming.
I manage a small business all by myself and it is tough work. Guilt has been creeping in for the last few weeks about how I am using my time. I catch myself asking, am I spending too much time in my business? Am I invested too much in relationships? Am I being too gracious with my me-time? Am I not reading my Bible enough? Is it okay that I did not write today?
It is very easy to be consumed in the "worldly good" than "Godly good." Yet, I believe there can be a benefit as to how we can use "worldly good" for good. If we are fully consumed in "Godly good" then we will have a hard time relating to others. Many people in this world need to know that just because I consider myself a Christ-follower does not mean I am a saint. Christ died for us because He knew we could never achieve to be the "perfect person."
There are times I prioritize my wants over God's wants. I struggle time and time again with balance. Does God love me less because of that? Of course not. Moments when I spend time in His word, remind me of how much Christ loves me. Convictions flutter in me only because of my love for Christ. It is my duty as a believer to remind myself why I need a spiritual balance with the "worldly good."
No one is ever going to have it all together. However, we can strive daily to live better than we did yesterday.
Scheduling has helped me in the past. It is a matter of being consistent. You can not achieve the healthy body you want if you are consuming junk food every day. It takes sacrifice and commitment. In the same way, to live a life that is striving for God's wants for us then we have to want it.
James 2:15-17, reminds us that we can have faith and act like we are true believers of Christ but yet not do anything then our faith is nothing but dead. But, to have real faith, we are living and acting upon what Jesus would do.
15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.