Chestnut Ridge Church
Balance–Part 2
Too much to do. Too little time. Too many choices. Too many expectations. Sometimes, it’s just too much. In today’s world, it seems like a badge of honor to be busy. But is it really God’s will that we constantly be under stress and deadlines? Is there a better way to navigate life? Throughout this series, we’ll explore biblical strategies for maintaining a healthy balance in our lives, and how to deal with life when it’s simply too much.
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    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM


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Balance [Part 2]—Kevin Deming
What do we need:
• We need room to breathe.
• We need permission to stop.
• We need space to think.
• We need margin.
"Margin is the space between our load and our limits. It is the amount allowed beyond that which is needed. It is something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations. Margin is the gap between rest and exhaustion, the space between breathing freely and suffocating." —Michael Hyatt
Today's Takeaway:
Make room in our day so we can make the most of our life.
How to improve key relationships in our lives:
• Make more room so we can renew our relationship with God
• Make more room so we can restore relationships with others
• Make more room so we can refresh ourselves
“He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day.”—John Bunyan
Practical Tips to Create Room in Your Day:
• Spend time with God daily.
• Be realistic about your time
• Take a break from your phone every day
• Separate work and family time
• Live a healthy life
• Give your best time to your spouse
• Be proactive rather than reactive
• Share the load
• Give yourself permission to say NO

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