What are we going to talk about at the
Walk This Way Women’s Conference
coming to Lancaster, PA, on October 17, 2015?
Finding Balance in the Circus of Life!
Life is a circus—we know it; we live it. And really, we know perfect balance is impossible. But there are ways to achieve more balance in our lives. At the conference we will talk about 9 circus characters we often emulate and what needs we are trying to fulfill. Then we’ll discover some principles from the life of the tightrope walker that can help us stay on the wire. Here’s a little taste of one of our characters!
The ringmaster runs the circus. He needs to be in control. Every. Single. Moment. When we become ringmasters in our world, we feel the need to tell ourselves—and everyone else—what to do and when to do it.
A ringmaster finds herself running every meeting she attends, whether she’s officially in charge or not.
As ringmasters we work at keeping our spouses and kids in line, never an easy task. We want to make the whole circus run smoothly. We don’t want surprises. We want everything handled efficiently and according to our specifications, our desires, our plans.
Years ago when the New Age movement was at its height, my husband Les had a t-shirt that said:
Even in this New Age, the truth remains crystal clear:
1. There is a God.
2. You’re not him.
When we take on the role of ringmaster, we are trying to be God, to do his job. God should be the director of our circus, shaping it according to his specifications. He alone knows how life is meant to be lived, what he created our lives to be.
God doesn’t want us directing our own lives or the lives of others. He wants the ringmaster position. Every Bible my parents gave me had Proverbs 3:5 and 6 inscribed inside the front cover. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
My understanding, my control, doesn’t cut it. Each day I must surrender the bullhorn back into God’s hands—letting him pry it away from my grubby paws—and acknowledge his instructions and plans.
Join us on October 17 at the Walk This Way Women’s Conference to learn more about finding balance in the circus of life. And here’s the treat—use code BLOG10 to save $10 off the regular price! See you there!