Enjoying A “Spirit Led” Freedom …Too Good to Be True?

Hi ladies, as I continue to find ways to simplify and embrace a minimalist lifestyle, and share my journey with you, I’ve had to accept the reality of a consuming teaching job-nothing simple about it!

We’ve just began a new school year, and teaching these days is not at all what it used to be. The pandemic has changed how school is done; it’s way more complicated than it was.

Can you still find balance within an all-consuming career and still enjoy the joys of a simple, lighthearted life?

This is what I’ve set out to do, and what I feel led to share on this platformthe how tos of my personal experience.

Have you’ve ever wanted to add a new routine, change a habit, minimize your schedule, etc. and fall short? You’re not alone. I’ve realized that “GRIT” won’t do it.

GRIT is the theme of our school this year. And of course, our admin would like the faculty and all staff to be role models of GRIT- to have grit means you have courage and show the strength of your character.

Having courage and showing strength of character alone won’t cut it these days. Without wisdom and personal revelation from our Wise Heavenly Father, we won’t know what the best options for us are.

We are living in days that are confusing and everchanging, so calling on the God of Truth and Wisdom for help in our times of need is a crucial necessity.

So where do I find the time, energy, clarity, and revelation to simplify my life? It’s been by acknowledging my cluelessness, depending totally on God, and abiding in His presence day in and day out -period.

As I seek the help of our Helper, Companion, and Friend-The Holy Spirit of God-I seem to find a way when there is no way. I seem to flow in areas where I once seemed to get stuck and with frustration try to figure them out with human reasoning and deep thought-not enjoyable at all.

Being guided by the Holy Spirit feels childlike and so simple, that it seems too good to be true-it IS.

Lately, I’ve begun reading verses from the book of John 14:15-24, which we all read during our first encounter with the Word of God-during our first Love affair with Jesus. Here I was reminded of the works and role of the Holy Spirit of God in our lives. I thought to myself , “I need this more now than life itself.”

Then I noticed what the book of Galatians says… “I began in the Spirit”, thought it was too easy, and went back living by the “Works of the Law”. Therefore, living by rules doesn’t bring the life of joy and freedom you and I desire.

Let me stop the preaching and get back to practical ways to embrace simplicity and bring back balance to our everyday living. The following are a few steps to live in touch with the Spirit of Balance and Simplicity:

  • Sit at the feet of Jesus and learn His ways of doing things-Be a Mary not a Martha, Luke 10:38-42
  • Draw Wisdom from the Holy Spirit of God-Read Galatians 5
  • Follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit for your life and needs-God’s still, small voice
  • Don’t apologize for your newfound joy and peace-shed guilt-Unmerited Favor is not earned
  • Enjoy freely the abundant life of balance and simplicity-GRACE

                           With much Love and Grace, Giselle     

Craving Balance? You’re Not Alone!

Sometimes, doing nothing is a great balancer. Just “being” can energize, clarify, and add substance to our overwhelmed hearts.

Ladies, do you like me have days when you feel that your life is totally out of balance? No harmony nor ease in your days? You’re not alone!!

I’m finally back writing after reaching the end of myself with my “so called” lack of time to do the things God has purpose me to do. Between a challenging teaching job, (especially during this pandemic chaos), rushing and running around in congested environments, or attempting to work on abandoned projects (writing on my blog), have you too felt that there are not enough hours in your day?

We are not alone. Women these days feel the pressures of everyday life more overwhelming and challenging than ever. Many of us women feel very challenged by how cluttered our days have become. We’re also discouraged of how little we seem to accomplish during normal waking hours.

If you like me are feeling stuck, then this is the perfect time to take notice of our lifestyles, so that we can get back on track pursuing a life of “true” balance and simplicity. Isn’t this what my blog is all about? I’m preaching to myself here ladies!!

I’ve always believed that a quality life is a life of “balance of mind, body, and spirit.”  Sharing about it and desiring it is one thing; living the concepts is another. I feel you…It’s not easy to live a carefree, well-balanced life in this complicated world we presently live in.  A deep desire for balance can often feel impossible.

But the secret to having a balanced life begins by examining our relationship with God. Do we seek His wisdom daily or are we trying to do life on our own strength and terms?  

We can feel totally helpless and depleted when trying to juggle schedules with our own time management skills.

When we follow God’s direction and wisdom, we are never disappointed. The more intimacy we have with God’s Spirit, the greater insight we’ll have to break free within the toughest schedules. Proverbs 3:5-6, (AMP)

Knowing that the Holy Spirit-the Spirit of Truth is always available and understands what we are going through, gives us exciting hope in getting our lives back in balance.  

These days, we are compelled by the constant need to “control” our environments and our personal lives. Pressure and deadlines at work, challenges with our families, too many commitments at church and in our personal lives, are just a few examples of scenarios that can cause our lives to feel “out of control”.  

Feeling “out of control” raises our anxiety levels and causes us to search in the wrong places for an end to our frustrations. Left unresolved, stress and anxiety can lead to depression, which halts our progress for a balanced lifestyle.

Seeking wisdom and insight from God’s Spirit does not require any struggle, but we must desire it with urgency. All that is required is that we seek Him diligently for wisdom and revelation of what works for US in our own unique way-we’re all different.  Matthew 11:28-30, (AMP)

God’s Spirit can reveal strategies that we need, to live lives with peace and harmony. Meditating on Bible verses that pertain to our specific needs is a sure way to receive revelation from God.

Allowing God’s Spirit to reveal His methods in all aspects of our lives will enlighten us with His Wisdom and plan for our specific calling and purpose.  As we make diligent changes with the revelation He gives us, we can then begin to enjoy balance once again.  

Finally, as our lives become more aligned with God’s Spirit, we will notice that during times of struggle, our focus will remain in Him.

We will still have to follow through with the instructions that God will reveal, but it will not be a struggle; It’ll be done seamless and with ease.

We’ll always be tempted to do life on our own terms; I’m guilty of this as well! But as we surrender our lifestyles to Him, our first instinct will be to seek the guidance of His Spirit, who will then help us make the necessary tweaks.  

Ladies, let’s not be discouraged!  I’ll take effort, but it’s time well spent toward leading a joyful and balanced life.

Do you want to enjoy a life of balance? It’s my number one desire. But too many of us women struggle joggling our complicated lives, so trying to achieve balance can become a nightmare.

The following is a key verse that confirms God’s desire for us to live a life of balance.

The concept of balance comes right out of the Bible. In 1 Peter 5:8 (AMP), it says:

“Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be 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.”

Our enemy’s role is to keep us distracted, so we don’t accomplish God’s simple but powerful purpose for our lives.

So, how can we reach a place where a balanced lifestyle is a product of our intimacy with God’s Spirit?

Please take time and respond with your ideas, tips, and Wisdom from On High. I’d love to hear from you and hear how we relate in our struggle with our balancing act. 🙂

Much Love and Grace, 🌺


Welcome to my blog-Simply Balanced!


Hi there!  My name is Giselle, and I want to personally welcome you to my blog. My purpose for this blog is to inspire the woman of faith to live a simpler, healthier, and more authentic lifestyle. I’ve been in this journey myself, so I have a great passion to share with you what is being revealed to me. I wish I could tell you its been an easy process-it hasn’t. Its been a process of learning God’s truths for myself, unapologizing self-care, self-discovery, quiet time with God, and most importantly, tapping into my own Spirit-led heart and trusting it. My desire is to help you embrace “your own” personal balance as you tap into God’s Amazing Grace.♡

In this blog you’ll find the inspiration, the healthy habits, and the lifestyle choices that best supports THE REAL YOU. I’ll also encourage you to practice simple, practical, minimalistic, and organic choices towards a joy-filled life. Here you”ll always find sensible tips, practical resources, and inspiration for your body, mind, and spirit, but more importantly, the GRACE to live life with ease.  

I will also be sharing my journey in finding my own personal balance. I know some of you ladies will be able to identify with my appropriation of God’s Grace.  My greatest struggle was not owning nor enjoying the freedom of knowing God’s gift of Grace towards us his children-His “unmerited” favor. It’s when I started taking the focus of what I did, instead of what HE did, that I began understanding God’s gift of love, joy, and peace-His Amazing Grace.  

As I begin to share regularly, I will appreciate comments, ideas, and insights, and your own personal experience with God’s Grace.  Here you’ll learn how to EAT well, PRAY authentically, and LOVE openly. Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions. 🙂

This is why I’m Here…1 Peter 4:10 says,

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful
 stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”