Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

Marinating on Pie Chart living versus Concentric circle living – part 2

Work from inner circles to outer circles
Work from inner circles to outer circles

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have prayed about what to do with my time, how to balance my life, how to make the “load” even (remember the washing machine blog?) and after writing the blog the other day about Pie Charts and God centered living, I continue to ponder the differences.  As I marinated, I had a pretty big AHA revelation moment!

The tsunami wave in my life has been trying to get balance in my life in a world that seems to want me to squeeze more and more and more “priorities” into my life.  Yet, God centered living does NOT do that.  In Psalm 103 – He remembers we are ONLY dust. God made us.  He knows our limitations.  He wouldn’t design a life for us that wears us down.  Jesus said, I came that you might have life and have it to the FULL – He didn’t say empty!  So I believe that I shouldn’t struggle with balance and yet I do!!  Grrr…

But, here is the AHA moment that has brought power and freedom for me and I pray it will for you too. When you are living a concentric circle God centered life, – balance is no longer the issue!!  I will write that again. Balance is no longer the issue. With a pie chart life, balance is always, always the issue because you are dividing your life up. In God centered living balance is natural and a given.

In God centered living, I revolve my life around Him and everything naturally radiates from there.  Life will radiate from the innermost circle to the outer circle in this order:  God, relationships, church and work.

Wow, I feel some serious peace and relief about this and I’m happy to stop trying so hard to balance.  Instead, I will just focus on God first and let everything else radiate and fall into place naturally from there!

As I said last week, I haven’t figured this all out, but this AHA is a big one!!

Any thoughts?  I’d love to hear them!

 

I hope that you will have a great weekend.  Stay tuned, I still have that 11 years in the dessert blog to write!

 

 

 

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