"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our Lord stands forever. Isaiah 40:8

03 January 2006

Looking for Balance

Well, I wanted to write something today but I’m not sure what to say. I’m feeling a bit down today. I think it has something to do with coming back to work yesterday after two weeks off. Or maybe it’s just me.

Do you ever feel like you are in limbo? Like your life isn’t quite settled? I’ve been feeling like that for as long as I can remember and I always blamed it on my husband’s career as he was in a long drawn-out process of school, then internship – we moved to another state for awhile leaving behind a job I liked. Now we are back to PA, finally bought a home, and yet I still feel uneasy.

I wish my life could be simpler. I wish I could spend more time in God’s Word. I wish I didn’t have to worry about finances.

And yet, I know I need be thankful for the things I have and rely more on God. I guess I just have trouble finding the balance between pursuing God and staying afloat in this world. There must be a better way.


Michelle said...

I think I understand what you are feeling right now. I was in a job that continued to drain my energy and, despite my genuine efforts, left me feeling empty. I worked more than I “lived” and it was all without purpose.

After identifying my spiritual gifts (encouragement, leadership, wisdom, and discernment), my true passion, and God-given life purpose, I started a new journey with fulfillment. I believe we are all uniquely created to honor and glorify our Lord. I believe we CAN find joy, in spite of circumstances, as long as we are living in His will.

I am a Personal Coach. My business is My Living Balance, LLC and my niche is Christian women. I would love to talk with you about your uneasiness despite being “settled” in a new home, your sadness despite the gift of eternal life, and your struggle between time with God and time to make money!

Your sister in Christ, Michelle

Carrie said...

Thanks for your post, Michelle. I hope I didn't sound too discouraged. It was just a bad day.

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