Tight rope walking requires a lot of balance. Gold medal winning gymnastic routines require balance. At what point did I decide that my life required balance. We throw that term around all the time. We always seem to be on the hunt for new ways to create “balance” in our lives.
When I think about the death defying acts and great athletic feats that truly need to use the word balance, I realize I don’t think I want any part of that. I want less stress and less chaos. I desire more joy and more peace. I don’t like the idea of being one wobbly step away from teetering off the edge.
Why is it that we’ve become so addicted to filling our lives with so many things that we really are just one wrong step away from being completely overwhelmed? Why not create so much margin in our lives that we don’t need to fear when storms or hard times come.
We learn about the wisdom of the wise man building his house upon the rock. Yet, I know I have a tendency to go so fast and hard that I forget to slow down enough and pray over all the things that I’m allowing in my family’s schedule. When I do this, I get completely thrown off balance when things pop up in our lives and get crazy.
Look, I have a lot going on in my life. I’m a mom. I homeschool my five kids. I run an online business. I say this because I want you to know that I really do have a lot going on. So, how do I create a no-need-for-balance life?