In This Episode We Find Ways To Make Work Life Balance Possible
So many people will tell you that work life balance is not possible. I like to believe that anything is possible! Here are the two steps that we talk about in this episode:
- Clarity and Structure
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Following where you get your personal validation can lead to a life of unbalance. To examine this for yourself, we talk about the acronym I.D.O.L.S.
I-Idols. (well that was obvious!) Things we go after that create the identity that we want to be perceived to be. Sometimes it comes in a competitive way. Going after the things that allow us to “keep up” with people around us for a perceived identity. Truth is, we don’t achieve an identity, we receive an identity.
D-Duties. Find your identity in what you do. Who you are should determine what you do, what you do should not determine who you are.
O-Others. When you find your identity in people. Whether it is your family, friends, political party, nationality, race, or any other group that you can possibly think of. We all want to belong, and we are called to fellowship. Don’t let it define who you are.
L-Longings. Not everything we long for is what God built us for. Be careful not to use God to get what you want by making God into the resource instead of the source. Are you really praying for his guidance and waiting for it?
S-Sufferings. Find your identity in what you came through. These tough things that we have gone through explain us but they should not define us. You have to ask, where is your authority? Are you clinging to the cross, or with Jesus that was on the cross.