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 relationship with God to study all 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 definetly 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 you organized, but also give you a game plan on how to tackle all that you need to do.
- Be motivated and know your limit
Make some goals. I would encourage you to write them out where you can look at them frequently. That will help you to be motivated by knowing what you’re working towards.
Whenever I read my Bible, I sometimes just flip through it, and read highlights or something that catches my attention. That usually results in a lot of passages being read, but not many being understood. It’s better to read less and get more from it if you’re like me, and struggle with applying 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 to give yourself a little break, but be careful not to waste time. Getting started on homework and chores early will hopefully pay off whenever you’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. We all spiritually grow different so you have to find what ways are most beneficial to you, but 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.
As much as I hope these tips are helpful to you, the most important thing to remember is that Jesus is the only One who can give you 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))
This post is a collaboration with my friend, Gabby, from thelittlethingoflife. Make sure you go check out her post!