The concept of balance reminds me of the movie Eat, Pray, Love staring Julia Roberts, that was released a few years ago. Julia’s character was seeking balance in her life, and it led to her ultimate happiness. So often I am like the character before finding balance, where I am swayed one way or another, and putting out one fire after another, even to the point where I lose direction. I end up being out of sync, not level, or what we may call out of balance.
Recently, there have been a couple of areas in my life way out of balance. You know, those areas where you think if you ignore them, they will magically fix themselves. Or just the opposite, you give them too much attention and they take over your world. These areas have secretly controlled me on a subconscious level and now I am seeking balance.
When all areas of your life have balance, there is a peace that comes with it. Not that each area cannot be exciting or invigorating, but it has to be reigned in to be in balance with the other areas. It’s like having a slice of cake is not a bad thing – eating the whole cake is.
God provides balance. When we turn our eyes and our focus on Him, the pieces of the puzzle come together. They work together to become the happy picture we desire. However, I often lose focus and think that I can create the picture myself. It ends up appearing more like a finger painting than a Michael Angelo.
When there is balance, you are able to concentrate on the ones that you love or the activities that you enjoy. You start to control life, (with God leading), rather than trying to walk the balance beam blindfolded. Life becomes sweeter each day, rather than just once in a while or on special occasions.
I pray that God helps me get back in balance. So once the areas are back in sync, I can start living, rather than worrying. I can start to enjoy every balanced morsel this life has to offer.
Daily Vitamin C: Find balance in all areas of your life.