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.
“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 remember
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 in “Ending Your Day Right“
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.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you live a balanced life? Do certain things in life throw you off balance?