I’m still juggling, how about you? Day in and day out, we juggle all we want to do, need to do and feel we should do. Something has to change however, when life becomes more about the juggling and less about what we’re juggling.
My juggling act has been under evaluation lately. While evaluating and praying, I read a verse to put the juggling act of life into perspective.
Paul writes in Ephesians 4: 1-2:
“Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”
I shared this with my kids to remind us as God’s redeemed children, we are all called. We are called to lead our lives like Christ by being humble, gentle, patient and loving towards one other.
Using that as a measuring stick, how is life measuring up? What is my calling? The chapter goes on to say in verse 7:
“However, he (God) has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.”
Some translations say “grace” instead of gift. We are all given grace and a gift to share with those around us. When we choose not to lead our lives or use our gift as God intended, I believe we feel unsettled and not peaceful or well in our souls.
We were created for a unique purpose by God. How we choose to live that purpose is up to us because God gives us free will. Yet when we follow Him in faith, especially without entirely understanding, is when we truly begin to realize our purpose on Earth. This may happen early, late or not at all in life. It is a journey some may never take. But life is about this journey.
The journey to wellness and understanding our unique purpose in life begins in our souls. It is then manifested by what we think and do with our lives.
I love talking and writing about wellness in Soul, Mind & Body and have been doing it a lot lately-hence all the juggling! It sparks an interest and yearning we all have in our souls. I hope you will join me here on the blog, social media &/or in person as I explore this in depth in a Lenten Wellness Journey. I’ll be speaking on this topic at St. Paul Lutheran Church on March 7, 2015. Come and join us-click on the flyer link below for more details.
Juggling day to day life, I’m always amazed at how God encourages, interrupts and leads me. I hope you’ll join me as I follow Him and hopefully encourage and inspire you along the way.