We live in a time where women have more opportunities than ever before. But many of us are trying to “do more” and “be more” at a high cost to our health, relationships and well-being.
I recently read an interesting article about, “Rushing Woman’s Syndrome” and the negative impact that doing too much, too fast, can have on our bodies.
We search for balance as we juggle many plates, but how do we stay afloat as we tread water between breakfast and bedtime?
Do you feel the tug of war—the tension—of trying to balance both work and family, or ministry and home?
What are we to do when we feel called to more than one thing?
How do you thrive in the “pull” between Titus 2 and the other giftings that God has entrusted to you?
Here are 2 (of 5) steps to consider:
1. Be aware of crosswinds: Your callings won’t likely fit neatly into separate boxes. There will be cross-over. Your child may need you when you are on the cusp of producing a masterpiece. Or your boss may give you a non-negotiable deadline that falls on an important family date. Don’t stress when your callings bleed together but ask God to help you rest in His Sufficiency, and call in reinforcements if necessary.
2. Gather a lifeboat: Ask a team to help support you in both calm and stormy seasons. Have a small group ready to pitch in if needed and cover you in prayer as you go forward. Fill your “lifeboat” with others who will encourage you and help you see coming danger, while holding you accountable to your callings.
To read tips 3-5 head on over to iBelieve.com and read the full article, How to Deal with the Tension of Two Callings…
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