Have you ever watched a child learn to walk across a balance beam? Some will try and go too fast. Some will try and go too slow. Some only want to walk with one foot leading. Others try to balance using only their arms. It takes a lot of motor coordination to get from point A to point B over a 4 inch wide piece of wood. The one thing it does take is balance. (Yeah, I know I'm stating the obvious.)
I was thinking a lot about balance today. There are so many things in our life, especially as moms, that take balance: parenting, budgeting, exercise, hobbies, friendships, cooking, cleaning...and the list goes on. Each day as we wake up at point A we have to figure out how to get to point B without falling off the beam. Falling off usually looks like yelling at the kids, forgetting the important things, and maybe even bursting into tears.
God gives us the road map to get from point A to point B in Phillipians 4:8. The NIV says "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." If we focus on this road map and ask the Holy Spirit to give us the help (and wisdom), then we will have the balance to get through the day.