Equipping Kingdom Women to Occupy

We often hear about achieving a ‘perfect balance’ in life and work. It sounds ideal, but let’s be real – life is in constant motion and change. Striving for balance can feel like chasing a mirage.

I’ve come to understand that equilibrium, not balance, should be our goal. Think about it – balance implies a static, even distribution, something nearly impossible in our ever-changing lives. But equilibrium? That’s about finding a rhythm, a flow where every area of our lives can coexist in a stable state.

The Bible, in Ecclesiastes, talks about a time for everything. It’s a profound truth about life’s seasons. Just like nature, our lives have seasons – times of growth, times of rest, times of challenge, and times of celebration. Each season brings its demands and joys, and we adjust accordingly. It’s not about having everything in equal measure but about being ‘steadfast’ as the Bible says, stable and grounded, regardless of life’s ebbs and flows.

Imagine you’re dancing to a song and the tempo changes. You don’t stop dancing; you adjust your steps to the new rhythm. That’s what life is like. We’re constantly adjusting our steps to the rhythm of our changing seasons. Sometimes work takes precedence, other times family needs more attention, or maybe it’s a season for personal growth or spiritual deepening.

This approach – seeking equilibrium – is liberating. It allows us to be fully present in each season, giving our best to what’s in front of us without the guilt of not ‘balancing’ everything at once. When we embrace the equilibrium concept, we’re not tossed around by the waves of change; instead, we learn to ride them, adapting as we go.

So, let’s shift our focus from seeking an unattainable perfect balance to finding our unique rhythm in life’s dance. Let’s be steadfast in our faith, flexible in our approach, and graceful as we navigate through each season of our lives. Remember, it’s not about balancing on a tightrope; it’s about moving gracefully to the ever-changing rhythms of life.

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