The Key word for today is balance. Last night when we opened up for Q&A I was asked one of the best questions anyone could have asked. A man at cornerstone last night said “how do you balance being an entrepreneur, staying close to God, having a family/wife, and everything else in your life.”
I said to the class this is no easy task and everyone may have a different philosophy and approach however for me its about “BALANCE”. The definition of balance is; A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless.
Now lets think about this. Think of it as a huge life scale. On one side we have work, to-do lists, responsibilities, dreams, passions, ideas, and probably lots of other crazy things going on in your head. Then on the other side we have God, your wife, your family, your home, and again probably many other things.
Now what happens when one side of the scale gets heavier than the other? The weight falls out of one side, right?
Has this ever happened to you? Maybe you had allot of things going on at work and forgot to do some things for your wife so she got upset with you. What happened to the scale? It got out of balance.
Balance is a very challenging thing, however if you can remember four major things you will accomplish far greater things than you ever imagined.
1. Keep your faith and remember we are all sinners saved by grace.
2. God will never give you more than you can handle.
3. Though ask shall receive.
4. Keep your balance and don’t fall off the scale and get hurt.
Challenge: Get an actual scale and place it somewhere you always look. Then find little flat rocks or something with a little weight that you can write on. Take and write on all the rocks both family things and your work related things and place them in the scale. Then go about your days and when you make a mistake in one area of your life take a rock out of that side of the scale. The goal is to always keep the scale balanced.
Is your life in balance or is your life scale about to tip? Take some steps this week to get your life in balance.