Jesus is known for being the Son of God, but He was also fully human. As such, He had to balance His divine mission and His earthly life. In this article, we will take a closer look at how Jesus managed to have a balanced life.
Jesus’ top priority was always to do the will of His Father. In John 5:30, Jesus says, “I can do nothing on my own.
As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just because I seek not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.” This meant that Jesus spent much time in prayer, seeking direction from His Father.
Jesus’ next priority was to serve others. Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
He often healed the sick and fed the hungry. Even when He was tired or needed time alone with His Father, He would make time for those in need.
Jesus’ Time Management
Despite having a demanding schedule of teaching and healing people every day, Jesus always made time for rest and solitude. Mark 1:35 says, “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”
Jesus also knew when it was time to move on from one place or task and go onto another. In Mark 1:38-39 it says “And he said unto them ‘Let us go into the next towns that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.’ And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee.”
Jesus had deep relationships with His disciples as well as with other people such as Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. He also had a close relationship with His mother, Mary.
In John 19:26-27, as He hung on the cross, Jesus said to Mary, “Woman, behold thy son!” and to John He said “Behold thy mother!” From that hour John took her unto his own home.
In conclusion, Jesus had a balanced life by prioritizing the will of His Father and serving others. He managed His time wisely and made time for rest and solitude.
He also had deep relationships with those around Him. As we strive for balance in our own lives, we can look to Jesus as an example to follow.