Balance and Maturity – January 24 Devotions

Balance is the key to life. Something I’ve heard most of my life. It applies in so many areas of life: balanced meals, balanced exercise routine, balanced sleep, balanced activities versus relaxation…too much of anything is usually not a good thing, whereas moderation is typically the correct choice. Balance and stability also are normally an outcome of maturity. It’s often children, teens, and immature people who are out of balance, doing things in excess. Out of balance choices often result in stumbling and having things not go our way.

 

Onto this Sunday’s devotional thought.

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Stability is maturity.

To grow up in God is to come to the place

where you can be content

no matter what your situation or circumstances may be,

because you are rooted and grounded,

not in things, but in the Lord.

God wants to bless you and use you as a vessel

through which His Holy Spirit can work.

But in order for that to happen,

you must learn how to handle both the good and the bad.

That’s why it is so important to rememberĀ 

that whatever comes your way, ‘This too shall pass.’

The good times and the bad never last forever,

but through Christ,

we can handle either with joy and stability.”

–Joyce Meyer inĀ  “Ending Your Day Right

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My reflections:

Now that I have two grandchildren (ages almost 3 1/2 years and about 18 months), I often visualize them learning to walk as an example of learning balance. When they first started to walk, they were really wobbly and fell often. But eventually, little by little, they became more confident and established better balance. AND…they never gave up! No matter how many times they fell, or even got hurt, they didn’t give up and they successfully learned to walk.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you live a balanced life? Do certain things in life throw you off balance?

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  1. I tend to get comfortable in routine-then, when something unexpected happens, I am off balance. I fight that tendency more and more – I fought some fear over doing something today, and won, and broke out of the routine. I had a great time as a result.
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  2. K-Lee, I love your themes generally, and I volunteer for Joyce Meyer when she’s in Phoenix (February). The one thing that trhows me out of balance is an unbalanced person who says something crazy or just mean. I would like to be more fabulously smooth in responding to them. But crazy throws me, and meanness just shocks me. Blessings to you!
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  3. Truer words were never spoken. “This too shall pass” was something my Grandmother always said. This post really struck a chord with me. I am currently trying to find my balance in my life. A little bit of a struggle, but I am much better than I used to be.
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  4. My life is fairly balanced but at times I feel like I’m falling off the merry-go-round when I get so busy my mind is going in too many directions. It’s then that I have to take time to breath and rethink.
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