It can be easy to get out of balance. I see something that needs to be done, or something I want to do, and I tend to spend a lot of time at one time on it, neglecting other things that are also important. Peter tells us “Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.” [1 Peter 5:8]
I think I’m one of those people that likes to have a full plate. Josh mentioned to me that he also would rather have several things to work on at a time; it’s motivating. Is being a “workaholic” bad if you really enjoy what you are working on?
I think it takes some patience and self-control to be balanced. Choosing when to put some things down and give attention to something else. “Everything in moderation” is a phrase that comes to mind and I think it applies to all things; being well balanced in work and rest, in finances, in diet and exercise, in spending time with others and in solitude, in every area of life.