Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Balance


Being in balance in life is a place that probably all of us want to find and keep.  It brings steadiness, composure and self-control. Note that self-discipline or control is part of the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23, and against it there is no law. On a teeter-totter, or in life there is a place of balance until someone or something knocks you off.  That has probably happened to you? It is very easy for people to get out of balance. I have recently come out of place of imbalance, and now back into more equilibrium. I can proclaim that there is no serenity or tranquility in being out of balance. Nothing seems right or stabile.  Yet God wants us to keep seeking Him to regain stability or balance. He is the only source and the only One always balanced.  The prophet Isaiah said:

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?(Isaiah 40:12)

 

God is the only One who can measure accurately. “Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making (Proverbs 16:11).

 

God looks at all people and sees imbalance.  Even though God so loved the world, the psalmist proclaimed:

“Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath” (Psalms 62:19). That’s pretty harsh, but God is the only perfect being that can help each of us be more in balance. 

 

A key to life is that He loves His own, those who have bowed their knee to Him and who have decided to surrender to Jesus and follow His commandments. Those of us humans who have done so can achieve balance from trusting in Jesus Christ and becoming more like Him. The Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that the old man is passing away and the new has come when we believe in Christ a Savior and Lord. He also said in Romans 12:1-2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is the good and acceptable and perfect.”  This is a life-long process called sanctification as God transforms us to be more balanced like Him. There are no shortcuts or ways except through Christ working in us through the Holy Spirit.

 

So on balance as I am working through God’s Holy Spirit. I am on the right track, but it is up and down like an EKG strip yet moving upward toward Jesus. How about you? Have you turned your life over to The Son of God, Jesus Christ to make and mold you to be more like Him, one hour at a time? The decision is our faith through His grace.  The process is a road less traveled full of rocks by leading up toward God and heaven. And heaven is the only place where we will be balanced forever. Sign up and join the balancing program.

 

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