Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom by Tricia Goyer is filled to the brim with information with God in the center of finding the balance as a work from home Mother. As Wives and mothers we try to balance many things from everyone’s schedules, to our posts schedules and yes our Bible Study Schedules. Sometimes it is easy and other times it isn’t easy at all. We have a home to run, and children to care for. Yet What if we could find balance in it?
Wives who work from home need to have a schedule that benefits God, family and the work schedule you need. So why not join us in the Challenge by Tricia Goyer to get our lives balanced so we can enjoy God and His plan for our lives. This Challenge starts on March 11th.
Tricia writes that she wasn’t always balanced with her family and working at home. As the years went on and the family expanded, God began to help her become more balanced. The first step is seeking God and His Wisdom.
“But, Of course, the very first step is always seeking God’s Wisdom. He knows the present and can see the future. His input on what your priorities should matter the most. But remember that just because God calls you and your family in a certain direction doesn’t mean you’ll never have struggles as you follow his path. He directs us, then walks beside us. He doesn’t point us in a direction and then ask us to tackle it alone. He asks us to tackle it with him and to be willing to give up our ideals for His steady Presence.”
-Pg. 16 Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom.
Tricia reminds us that in order to have clear, concise direction for our lives at home we must include God in every aspect of the day and be in His word every day. His direction for us and our family is very important and very vital. If we seek Him, then our steps will be granted and our path will be within His will.
Included in each and every chapter is a Pause and Reflect where Tricia challenges you to sit down along with your spouse and lay out what is important to you, your work, Staying in God’s Will. Yes, this includes your children, whether they are in college, high school, Junior High, middle school, elementary down to the preschooler. They are very important in the book and in our lives. Henceforth the Challenge that Tricia is giving us is based on these.
The next step I saw that was very important was that we need to lay our schedules and everything out before God. We will be able to manage and to get them discombobulated, and what God wants for our day. It will also allow the Holy Spirit to prompt where we need to go.
” Then each morning, I prayfully hold my schedule up to God and ask what He thinks of it.”
” If I feel the Holy Spirit directing me to a new idea I stop and Listen.”
-Pg. 53 Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom
Everyday we Need to prayerfully give our schedule to God to see what He thinks of it. He will guide and direct us to what we are to do this day. Wow! He guides and directs us in the way we should go. The Holy Spirit will then give us new ideas directing us in the new direction God is giving us. I have also heard this stated this way ” closed door guidance” where God will close the doors that are not meant for you.
Balance yes is very hard in the beginning, but once God shows you the path and the way to go, things may be hard but in the long run it will be smooth. There will be many blessings ahead and along the way.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a balanced life with God being the center of it. It may help out with many struggles that you are having and such.
Now for some fun: Tricia Goyer is have a party on Facebook. Tricia will be chatting about tips to a balanced family life/work life. She will also announce the Balanced Challenge. So let us join in the fun. When you do participate, you will received a downloadable freebie’s to help you in your challenge.
Where can I purchase the eBook?
Click here to purchase @ —> Barnes and Noble: Balanced
Click here to purchase @ —-> Amazon: Balanced (type in Tricia Goyer or Balanced)
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