Author: Sabrina Peters
I regularly find people saying to me, “I just don’t know how you balance it all?”.
Their words are sincere and sweet and I genuinely appreciate their encouragement, but to tell you the truth I’m not sure I even believe in balance – the act of juggling all the things you’re responsible for in perfect unison. Because if you think about it, if everything is balanced (getting an equal portion of your time and energy) you’re not actually moving forward.
I’m more of a believer in rhythm, priorities and grace. Because momentum takes motion.
I’m definitely not one to ignore practical wisdom, a detailed to-do list and a well organised calendar, but ultimately, I’m not trying to balance my life, I’m trying to live it to the fullest with His strength, wisdom and word as my guide.
God actually invites us into a life of divine rhythm.
One that is not absent of hard work, but simply free of crushing burdens and crippling stress.
The Bible puts it this way. “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Matthew 11:28-30 The Message (msg)