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So many times I look at my life and I realize that everything is out of balance. My work, my blogging, my relationships — everything. I feel like I am being stretched between so many things. Many of those things are really not that important, but they have become an appendage of my life, so if I cut if off, I feel I won’t survive.
But God has recently been speaking to me about getting those things back to where they belong. Over the weekend, he basically began pruning those things from my life and giving me the “want to” to do the same. He has given me the opportunity to open up and let Him once again Balance everything out.
Why is balancing out our life so hard?
I think mainly it is because we become addicted to those things we really and truly think make our life worth living — money, things, social media, appearances, what others think of us.
My blogging for example.
I no longer blog because I just “love” blogging — which is how I used to blog. Now I blog because I think I “have” to put something up. When readers leave that bugs me. I try to keep up appearances, and in the end, all it does is make me weary and sick.
Every area of my life has to be balanced. It starts with God — and ends with God. He is my balance. He is what keeps me balanced. When I focus on Him, then I want what He wants, I crave what He craves.
Open Opportunities to listen to Him
I am honestly and truly trying to decide what needs to happen next for me. Do I continue on with everything like it has been or do I dive in head first and balance everything back out. I feel lost when I even think of doing that, but yet excited because I know that is what my life needs.