Just some quick thoughts…I know I am not the only one. I have talked to tons of others but how to deal with it?
I am a father, a husband, an employee, a student and a Christian, in many areas these things overlap but often they do not. Where do you find time for it all? To be successful I need to read a lot for my job. I need to study and continually improve myself. I am sure there are many jobs where this isn’t required but mine is not one of them. How am I supposed to balance my time?
When you feel a call to ministry on your life (as I do) you seem to place a higher priority on study of the Bible and theology than “normal Christians.” I wonder if that has hindered my career. God has not yet called me into full time ministry, I don’t know that he ever will but I have tried to walk a line between being prepared for both full time ministry and my full time IT career, so I have not been able to give full attention to either.
How do you balance learning about God and career?
One response to “Quick thoughts on Balance”
I have often asked myself – how do others balance faith, family, and field. I tend to excel at one at the peril of the other two. I often find myself in what I call “guilt management” – I feel guilty that I’m not with my family while I’m working late on a project – I feel guilty that I’m leaving work at 6pm to get to a family function because I know there is a big deadline.
And in all of it I’m in a continual state of guilt regarding my faith – I don’t read like I “should”, I don’t pray like I “should”, I don’t even volunteer at a level that registers.
Bottom line – I don’t think I do a good job of balancing anything but guilt – I am very good at balancing my guilt across all three equally… :o)