Managing our agendas while also trying to spend time with the Lord daily can sometimes be a challenge. We can’t stop growing in our relationships with God to study all of the time, and we can’t neglect our homework to only read the Bible. We have to find a balance.
Today I want to share some tips with you on living a more balanced lifestyle. I could definitely use a post like this so I hope that you will find it helpful.
Do you write down everything or do you prefer memorization? Either way, I think that lists are helpful. They keep us organized but also give us a game plan on how to tackle all that we need to do.
- Be motivated and know your limits
Make some goals. I would encourage you to write them out where you can look at them frequently. You will be motivated by knowing what you’re working towards.
Whenever I read my Bible, I sometimes just flip through it and read highlights or things that catch my attention. That process usually results in a lot of passages being read but not many being understood. It’s better to read less and get more rather than struggle to apply so many deep thoughts.
- Use your time wisely
After being at school for eight hours, I don’t think diving into homework when we first get home is what most of us dream of doing. It’s important that we give ourselves a little break. In doing this, we have to be careful not to waste any time. Getting started on homework and chores early will hopefully pay off whenever we’re able to go to bed earlier.
- Have a special meeting place
This is a place where you can go and be by yourself. A place where you feel open to worship God freely and invite His Spirit to come speak to your heart. Although we all grow in different ways, I absolutely love my “walks and talks” with Jesus. My backyard is my special meeting place. I enjoy discovering more about God and His character while also enjoying His creation.
The most important thing for us to remember is that Jesus is the only One who can give us peace and rest.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” -Psalm 55:22