Balance. It’s a word that can be applied to all areas of my life.
I need to be balanced in my parenting: Firm, and yet full of grace.
I need to be balanced in my job: putting enough hours but not being consumed by it.
I need to be balanced in my relationship with my wife: Giving all my undivided love and devotion to her, but also receiving her love for me.
I need to balance my computer time, TV time, family time, ministry time, and devotion time.
I need to balance how I use money, home and resources and be a good steward of them.
I need to balance judging what is right while being full of grace.
I need to balance being full of integrity without being legalistic.
I need to balance considering the needs of others while not being a doormat.
And most of the time, I fall flat on my face. I’m off one way or another.
But when I fix my eyes on Jesus, everything that surrounds becomes shadows in His light. It becomes clear what is important and how my purpose fits into His Purpose.
I struggle with not only fixing my eyes on Jesus, but walking it out in a practical way? How can I do it? God rescues some of these attempts by His power and makes them productive.
I’m not (quite) there yet, but I’d like to share the journey.
After reading the “How to Start a Blog” series at Evangelical Outpost, I’ve been thinking that I need to make some changes.
In the “Notes on Blogging #5: What’s the point? — Defining “success” in the Blogosphere” section, Joe links to a good article by Bill Wallo on the definition of success, in which he states:
Identify the purpose of your blog. Ask yourself, what is your goal? Who are you trying to reach? The Book of Proverbs says that without a vision, the people perish. Without a goal, you’re not likely to go anywhere.
To be honest, I started this blog as an experiment to see what blogging was like. When you sign up with Blogger, the first thing they ask for is a name and website for your blog. And Tech Expression was the 1st thing to come to mind.
However, since I never really had a goal to begin with (other than to learn the mechanics of blogging), I find that I dislike my blog’s name more and more. It doesn’t really match my evolving purpose for blogging.
So before I go any further, I’m thinking that a major revamp is necessary. So please excuse the construction.
My son played another game of chess today… this time with his Grandpa, who has previously beat him soundly.
This time, they came to a draw after Grandpa went on an attack and left his queen unprotected. Ouch.
It’s only a matter of time…