“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
Ever feel like you have a millions things to do and not enough time to do them? Or like you have too many different roles that each require your time and energy? Recently, I’ve felt these feelings more than ever. And the truth is that as hard as it seems to balance it all, there is hope and it IS possible.
Quite some time has passed since my last blog post. 2019 has been the biggest year of my life and a lot of major life changes have happened. Around the time of my last blog post, I had just finished dental school and moved halfway across the country. Since then I’ve given birth to my beautiful daughter! With all these huge changes, it’s no wonder that I’m having trouble balancing my roles as a mother, wife, dentist, blogger, sister, daughter, friend, etc.
Since my daughter was born, I’ve found myself often wondering, “How can I balance all of this?” Is it really possible for me to practice dentistry, be a loving and supportive wife, raise my daughter, keep my household in order, and serve at church? In pondering this question, I’ve found that the answer is yes; it is possible to do all this and not just on a mediocre level but to the best of your ability.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24
As evidenced in the Bible verse above, ultimately God’s will is for us to do everything whole-heartedly. What does this look like? It means putting your best effort into each role you play. This takes discipline and organization. If I were to really consider how the hours in my day are filled, I would see that my time could better spent. Here are some tips for finding true balance:
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
So next time I wake up at 4am to feed my daughter or spend my few free hours meal prepping for my family, I’ll remember that God will bring me through all this successfully and He will give me the strength. Stay balanced, my friends.
Author - Beryl
Beryl has a passion for writing pieces that uplift, inspire, and encourage you to bloom. She's been blogging since October 2018.