– Bisi Adewale
Wikipedia defined work life balance as “a concept including proper prioritizing between “works” (career and ambition) and lifestyle (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development”.
To say some body has a work life balance, the person must be somebody that is able to do well in his work and his or her spiritual and family life. In his work he or she is the best at home he or she is a successful husband or wife, father and mother, together with his or her relationship with his or her God.
FIVE AREAS OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE
To have a work life balance the following areas must be handled in a balanced way, failure to do this will lead to an in balance life which will later hurt you and people around you.
1: Your relationship with God.
2: Your health
3: Your family life (your spouse and children.)
4: your Work
5: your leisure time.
All these areas are very important; all must be handled rightly lest you allow it to affect the other.
BIBLE AND WORK LIFE BALANCE
Bible encourages us to live a balance life in all the five areas mentioned above:
## The bible commanded us to have the best relationship with God.
Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Then shalt thou lay-up gold as dust and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. (Job 22:21-25 KJV)
You were not created for yourself, you were created by God for himself, so any, job, leisure or pleasure that take you from him will destroy you, you must make sure that your life is all about him, I fact if you surrender totally to him ad obey him without looking back, he will help you to organize your life.
## The bible also commanded us to have the best relationship with our spouses
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 9:9 KJV)
In the plan of God for his people family is very important, your spouse should be most important to you after God, more important than your job and your leisure, friends, extended family, so plan to make your marriage work, spend time with your spouse.
## Also with our children
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 KJV)
If you neglect your children when they are young because of your job they will neglect you when they are old because of their job, if you are too busy for them now they will be too busy for you then.
## and at work, the Bible commanded us to be the best at work:
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. (Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV)
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. (Proverbs 22:29 KJV)
The bible also commanded to be the best at work and not be lazy in any way. Diligence, excellence and creativity is expected of children of God in their place of work.
## Your health
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3 John 1:2 KJV)
You are expected to do everything to be in health and enjoy life not just struggling to stay alive.
## Your leisure time and time of rest.
To whom he said this is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. (Isaiah 28:12 KJV)
All work and no play may make jack a dull dog, but can make a human a dead man. Work- life balance call for a time of rest, pleasure
and leisure under the canopy of Righteousness.
Bisi Adewale is a family expert and president of college of marital success; He is an international conference speaker and an author of more than 52 books on marriage and family life, singles, love, sex and purity and intimacy. For more info visit www.facebook/PastorBisiAdewale.com, www.familybooster.com, www.bisiadewale.com, or call 08068312004, or send mail to email@example.com