Lately I have been thinking a lot about BALANCE.
And praying for it.
My current church assignment is requiring more of my time than any other calling I have ever had and it has been a challenge to take care of all the things I feel I SHOULD be doing and fulfill my responsibilities with church at the same time.
I feel spread too thin. I usually avoid this scenario. I rarely commit to ANYTHING until I check my schedule and band width to make sure it will not leave me feeling overwhelmed. But this time it was unavoidable.
It's especially hard for me to prioritize because everything on my daily to do list is good. They are all good ways to spend my time.
caring for my family,
climbing laundry mountain so
my family will have clean clothes.
You get the picture.
Which got me thinking.
You can take ANYTHING good to excess and it can become BAD.
Clearly at one point he decided it would be good to get physically fit.
Exercise and building a strong body is a good thing, right?
Here is exhibit B, the ummm...girl? version. (I think)
My thought was, at some point these two crossed the line. I don't know when that line was crossed.
Maybe it was when they started spending every waking hour at the gym?
or obsessing about what they ate?
or taking steroids, etc.
I don't know. But at some point they both went to a place where suddenly what they were doing to their bodies WASN'T so good. And the funny thing is, they probably don't even realize it.
Too much a of a good thing can be bad sometimes.
Lately I have had too many good things on my to do list and too many good things pulling me in so many different directions and it is has not been a good thing. I am not complaining. It sounds like I am, but I'm really not. Once March 16th comes around things will get back to normal. I crave normalcy but I will get through this. In the meantime, I am re- learning a thing or two about balance.
This week some friends texted and said they were going to the temple for the day and wanted to know if I wanted to join them. I wanted too so bad! I tried to figure out a way to carve out enough time on that particular day to go but I couldn't find it. Finally, after I had been praying for guidance in balance in my life, I felt prompted that it was okay. This is a busy couple of months I have ahead of me and it is okay if I can't do every single thing good that pops up. To try to do that would not be a good thing.
You don't believe me? Ask King Benjamin:
And see that all these things are done in wisdom and aorder; for it is not requisite that a man should run bfaster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.
So there will be no guilt trips here.
But there also might not be very many blog posts for the next few months. :O)
Trek is kicking my rear and swallowing up all my time and I don't see that changing for the next 50 days.