Monday, August 11, 2014

Finding Balance

God has been teaching me a lot of things lately. Humility is one of the things. I have had...let's say...hands on experience with it in the past few days. I am reminded in all of the things going on around me that Gods grace is always sufficient, it is enough. When I fail Him, He is there, He takes the broken pieces and mends me. 
One thing that I've been wrestling with lately is finding a balance. Between spending time with The Lord, family, ministry, work, friends, and all that goes with each of those elements of life, I sometimes feel like my plate is full. Being a very one-track-minded person, it's sometimes hard for me to find a balance. A lot of times I focus on one thing, and then the other things suffer. When I have my entire focus on work, family suffers, my friends see I am disconnected, my ministry is dry and I feel empty because am missing out on the most important part of my day, my time at the Saviors feet. The same happens, with different scenarios. It's hard to keep a balance. That's why in my own strength I am not able to keep it all in perspective, and to keep my priorities straight. I need His strength in place of my weakness. His mind in place of my one-track one. His heart in place of my selfishness. His beauty resting on me, to replace my ugly sin.

May the mind of Christ my Savior live in me from day to day
By His love and power controlling all I do and say.  

May the love of Jesus fill me as the waters fill the sea 
Him exalting, self abasing. This is victory. 

May the peace of God my Heavenly Father rule my life in everything
That I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.

May His beauty ever rest upon me as I seek the lost to win
And may they forget the channel, seeing only Him.

1 comment:

  1. Very well said Maddie...and we all struggle with this in our lives. Realizing it is the first big step in keeping it real and in Him first and all the rest will come into place!


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