Find The Balance In Life
One thing that helps moms find the concept of balance is learning how to prioritize. It seems that we all have this huge checklist of things to get done and if we can’t check them off we feel an inordinate amount of guilt. So we all need to sit down with our lists and learn to make what is truly important the priority.
First is our relationship with God. We first and foremost need to be making time to spend with God. Even if it’s a few moments of reading scripture and some quick prayers, it will help with your focus and attitude through the day. Part of our problem is most of us feel the pressure to do every thing awesome. Our expectation is to have these major bible study times and hour long prayer sessions. With small children this is probably not a feasibility. I know of moms who spend their shower time as their prayer time because it is uninterrupted. The point is this is the first priority, our relationship with God.
The second priority is our marriage. We are first husband and wife, then parents. Today’s podcast states it like this marriage is the priority and children the ministry of that marriage. So often we place our marriage on the altar of parenting. That cannot be, because the health of the family is gauged by the marriage. Marriage should be the second priority. Make sure that you are making time for your spouse. The third priority may seem obvious but it is actually parenting (training) your children. It is not what our house looks like or how well they are dressed or that they are involved in all the “right” activities. It is actually raising them. This may mean that you put the dishes down and read to your toddler. I have to allow myself to do this with out guilt and remind myself that those dishes will still be there to finish up when he goes to bed.
Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on the topic of mothering!