Does life ever seem to you like an impossible balancing act?
Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I involuntarily imagine myself trying to juggle too many things at once. If a juggler loses balance, everything collapses. It’s a stressful image!
Maybe you’ve seen the Disney movie Encanto. One of the characters, Luisa, has so many responsibilities and endless demands from everyone around her. Because everyone expects her to be the strongest among them, Luisa lives in fear that one wrong move will ruin everything for her entire village.
Do you ever feel that way?
Maybe you feel exasperated when you hear about the need for balance in your life. If you’re anything like me, some days you are just in survival mode. Get all the work done. Take care of all the people. Do all the things. It’s hard to listen to a constant barrage of instructions while drowning.
God does not want us to live in survival mode. We are created in God’s image, and He wants us to be whole.
Which aspects of your life make you feel unbalanced?
Your health and that of your dependents?
Family and work competing for your time and attention?
Balance requires a strong core. For Believers, that core can only be Christ. Without that core, that foundation, we are inevitably thrown into chaos. We feel the pressure to be perfect. If we can’t be perfect, we feel like failures.
We have all experienced pain. The mission of IWMN is to guide women toward healing. The way we do that is to honor each other’s experiences and remind each other that Christ offers peace.
Join us on Zoom November 19 at 11AM to hear Skip McDonald speak on living a balanced life. Zoom Meeting ID: 623 471 3003