Learning Balance Through Trial and Error: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
Updated: Aug 7
Learning is all about trial and error, and the church is no exception. Not long after I committed my life to the Lord I began to work in the church. One member mentioned I had zeal without knowledge. I didn't understand the statement when it was said. But not long afterward, I had a better understanding. I was on the finance committee, the deaconess board, cooking in the kitchen once a month, the church’s school board, and my husband and I were over the Evangelism ministry. I was also a wife, the mother of a young child, and working a full-time job. Talk about overload. I was overloaded and exhausted. God knew. He also knew I needed balance in my life. Slowly I started stepping away, especially after the sermon about sitting at Jesus feet.
Some steps I have taken and continue to take are:
I've learned to pray before committing myself to a lot of things. "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.“ Matthew 6:33
You must have a balance. “Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.“ Luke 10:38-42
Don't get so lost in doing that you lose focus. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and thatt not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10
By doing these things…over time, I’ve been learning how to incorporate Christ into every area of my life.
Below are two books that God has inspired me to write. "The Flip Side" and "Blinded By Sight, The Heart Matters" both available now.
So… what’s this book about?
“The Flip Side” depicts the possible feelings and emotions of lesser-known Biblical characters as they navigated their lives in the shadows of the more popular characters in the Bible. While the Bible gives us snippets of their stories, we are usually left in the dark about their true motives, desires, and thoughts concerning the situations they are in. However, one certainty is that despite how little we know about these characters, they were often the catalysts to pivotal moments in the main characters’ lives.
So… what’s this book about?
Join me on a journey of self-discovery. “Blinded by Sight - The Heart Matters” is a compilation of short biblical devotions. These stories are not conclusive. They are depictions of how God is revealing my heart to me.
My prayer is, Lord, make it real for me, show me your heart, show me my heart, and give me the wisdom to change what hinders my relationship with you. I am learning that my perception is my biggest obstacle it affects my mind, what I think, and how I process my experiences. What I have experienced in my mind is expressed through my feelings and these experiences dictate my choices either consciously or subconsciously.
This devotional will allow you to explore and evaluate your past and present situations that have hindered you from seeing the heart of the matter. Simply put, look at the heart – it does matter. Your future depends on it!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalms 34:4