In the Balance
In case any of you haven't figured this stuff out, I'm here to tell you life is about the search for balance. One day we're hot, the next we're cold. One day we're doing well, the next day it seems the bottom has dropped out. One day we're healthy, the next we learn unsettling news from the doctor.
The thing is, if we stick around long enough and pay attention, we do begin to see a pattern, and, in the end, it all seems to balance out for most folks. This is why there are cliche's like "This, too, shall pass" or "Take one day at a time," or "Look for the silver lining."
Our day to day life, then, is about finding that balance in the various aspects of our life. If we look around our neighborhoods, churches or at your school or office, we can see people struggling with their private issues. Some have money issues. Some have health issues. Some have employment issues. Some have relationship issues ... Some have their heads in the clouds at the moment, caught up in the whir of spiritual things. Some have their heads buried in books seeking knowledge. Some are just hungry for love while others are licking their wounds from an unhealthy love affair. I think we all deal with each of these things at some point in our lives. The trick is to work toward balance amidst the issue(s) we now face.
Life is one big opportunity for self-improvement. I say this carefully, but yes, I mean self-improvement. This is not to say that God is not involved or too busy to deal with these things. It means that ... at least from my experience, God doesn't drop a car, for example, out of the sky. It is our responsibility to work and save, using the skills and talents God has equipped us with to earn the cash for the car. Yes, we trust God to supply our need, but He is NOT a "sugar daddy."
Regardless of what issue(s) I face, I can chose to struggle to make peace with it and work through it, or I can ignore it temporarily until it's affects become destructive.
Life is about finding the balance between light and dark, between spiritual and earthly, between tangible and intangible treasures, between work and play, between half empty and half full, between youth and maturity, between goals and destiny, between thankfulness and continued quest for ______________ .
We are all flesh and blood. We have a limited number of years to walk this planet, discover ourself and our world. At some point, it seems wise to decide how to face each new day, or the day will chose for me.
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