Calling to inform me of this new revelation, Brad was so relieved (insert sarcasm) to learn that "striking the right balance isn't easy. But it is possible." This is a conversation we've had so many times as parents. We feel the pressure to work more, push harder, and to leave it all on the field.We also feel the pressure to give more at home. To push our kids harder, to play harder, and to be sure we're doing family faith talks on top of it all. I am exhausted just thinking about the juggling act we participate in each and every day.
I'm left wondering why a loving God would ask me to live in such a confused, overwhelmed state. Why would He lead me to begin a family and yet lead me into ministry (and bless it)?
What if the answer is found in this quote from Albert Tate at the Global Leadership Summit 2015 "We’re not supposed to leave it all on the field. We play on the field. We live at home. We must have something left for home."
What if God never intended for us to balance it all? To have "it all?" To have the best of both worlds. Right now, the priorities of my world are 14, 13, and 3. I don't want to find a balance. During this particular season in my life, balance is an unattainable reality.
How about you? What do you do when you feel the struggle to find more balance?
Some resources that I love: I'd love to hear yours too!
"Hectic to Healthy" by Craig & Mary Jutila. I did a review of the book a while ago.
"Simplify" by Bill Hybels