I met Lauren in the Conservative Christian Momma Bloggers group on FB (have I mentioned lately how awesome that group is? 😉 ), and was instantly so struck by her love for the Lord and faith in His Word. It is an honor to be serving as a guest contributor on her blog this month, addressing her theme for April which is, “Finding Balance”.
Balance. That has become such a buzzword these days in a culture characterized by excessive busyness, stress, and misplaced priorities. We are all seeking balance – we scroll through Pinterest trying to find the latest and greatest blog post on the topic, we regularly ask other women how they “do it all”, and we pick their brains and glean as much wisdom and practical how-to advice as we possibly can. We think that if we only implement their tactics or their routines, then all will be well in our lives and we will have finally arrived at the oftentimes elusive, yet much sought after, feeling of having balance in our everyday.
Today, however, I am going to encourage you to take a different approach, founded upon a different mindset, and that is this:
I believe we will find balance in life through being in the Word of God.
Why balance will not Ultimately be Found in a Self-Help Book or Ten-Step Program
It is my desire today to encourage you to find your balance and your plan for action in this area of your life primarily in God’s Word rather than in the writings of man. I’m not at all saying there are not some really beneficial tips, tricks, and ideas to be found in other books, blogs, or resources. However, I do believe we need to start here first, at the ultimate source of wisdom, with the One who made us and therefore knows us best – what makes us tick, how we work, our individual personalities, etc. He knows our inner workings better than any self-help author or motivational speaker ever could.
To read the rest, head on over to Lauren’s wonderful blog!