Whatever your line of work or calling in life, its purpose is all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Work-life balance that glorifies God and protects you and your family from neglect or burnout is doable when we trust in Jesus. He assures us that all things are possible with God (Matthew 19:26) – even when it doesn’t feel that way.
What is quality time? Your loved ones will know it when they see it! It’s that undistracted, unhurried time spent fully appreciating and supporting each other. It’s time spent on shared activities, good conversation, or just paying attention, listening, and really being there for the people you love.
Quality time and work-life balance won’t look the same for every person or season. Take time to consider your calling, the people who matter to you, your personal definition of work-life balance, and why work-life balance matters.
What does the Bible say about rest?
For anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from His.
– Hebrews 4:10 (NIV)
God spent six days creating the world and rested on the seventh day. He made the land, sea, sun, moon, and stars. He separated night from day. He created everything on the Earth, from plants and animals to people (Genesis 2:20) made in His image. Then He took a break, stepped back, and appreciated the fruits of His labor.
God didn’t rest because He needed to recharge after a supernaturally productive workweek. After all, the Almighty One does not faint or grow weary (Isaiah 40:28). After six days of work, He blessed the seventh day, and made it holy. (Exodus 20:8-11).
As noted in Mark 2:27, the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. He set aside a day for us to rest and come together for fellowship and worship.
Pursuing worthy goals at work or after hours can leave us with little time or energy left for what really matters in life. The greatest commandment is to love God and each other (Matthew 22:37-40). Although their work mattered, Christ gently reminded His weary disciples to come away to a quiet place and rest awhile (Mark 6:31).