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Tips For Balancing Faith

Copyright  © 2013 DLIC Bible Study Lesson, Pastor Juandolyn Stokes

 

LIFE……WORK……FAMILY…...SELF…...CHURCH
 
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every…” Ecclesiastes 3:2

 

Scripture Lesson:  Proverbs 11:1; Job 31:6
 
Our busy lives can be so hectic at times that learning how to balance our lives can be challenging. Learn how to manage and balance your life from the tips below. The Word of God promotes balance in our lives. That is the only way we can effectively enjoy the abundant life that Christ offers to us (John 10:10). But always remember WHO should be at the central focus of our lives – Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the living God!
 
LIFE
  • Annually, give thought to the things you wish to accomplish.
  • Develop a Mission Statement for your life.
  • Write down your long range desires, goals, and ambitions – financial, social, spiritual, professional, etc.
  • Write down the desires, goals and ambitions you can realistically accomplish this year.
  • Write down your objectives for each.
  • Look at a calendar and determine how they can be placed on your schedule.
 
WORK
  • Stay focused on your duties and responsibilities. This will allow you to have more productive days at work.
  • Arise and arrive early to work to alleviate stress and to help prepare you for your day at work.
  • Make a daily to-do list.  Check off tasks on your list as you complete them. At the beginning of each week you can make a weekly to-do-list for work. This is effective planning, for a lighter work load.
  • Don’t procrastinate.
  • Use resources at work to make your day run easier – supervisor, co-workers, internet etc.
 
FAMILY/HOME
  • Expect spouse/others to share in responsibilities.
  • Delegate tasks to other family members.
  • Manage your home chores more effectively. Plan to do as infrequently as possible.
  • Remember you are not superman or superwoman. You’re only one person. Depend on teamwork. You have resources.
  • Spend quality time with family.
 
SELF/PERSONAL
  • Regardless of your schedule, you must make personal time.
  • Pay attention to your mental health. Recognize when you are under too much pressure, stress. You should alleviate as much as possible.
  • Pay attention to your physical health. This includes rest, diet, warmth, food, etc. These things are important to your well-being.
  • Create time/space for yourself. This can be done by putting it on your calendar and sticking to it.
  • Get good rest nightly. Go to bed on time.
 
CHURCH
  • Remember, that your spiritual walk should be your way of life – a lifestyle. It should not come off to you as a chore. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Living for Christ is a priority.
  • Know that as a leader, more is expected of you – being an example, ministry development. Church attendance, church leadership, Christian living correlate, but are distinctly different.
  • Don’t take on more than you can handle. At the same time don’t resist opportunities to be developed for the kingdom.
  • Know your limitations and boundaries. Never be afraid to articulate them.
 
Key Factors to Helping One to get a Good Balance
Prioritize
Plan
Produce