We had no idea what following Jesus would demand when we started out. Oh, we thought we knew. We had hopes. We had great ideas.
We thought the Christian life meant that once we believed in Jesus, if we walked obediently, certain things would happen:
- God would bless us
- Protect us
- Put us at ease
- Basically dote on us as His children.
To some extent, we still expect that. But God wants to give us something greater than those things.
One of our greatest challenges is finding balance in the Christian life. Think of a person on a tightrope. There’s never a point where they just stroll across effortlessly. Balance requires continual effort.
Have you ever noticed that somehow Jesus balanced it all? The demands of His work and ministry left Him exhausted at times, of course—yet somehow He found time to get it all done.
Jesus perfectly balanced the demands of life—with the same 24 hours we have.