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"Many times they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me" (Ps 129:2).
Sometimes I struggle to find balance in life. Usually, it's when I'm either learning something new or refusing to let go of something old. I struggle because the Bible cautions me not to turn from the right or the left. My spirit should be so tuned in to God's voice that I can sense Him saying, "This is the way. Walk in it."
Even Dr. Seuss says life is a great balancing act. Sometimes I'm in the zone. Balanced. But my life is not balanced 100% of the time. It simply isn't.
Patsy Clairmont, a Women of Faith speaker, recently said that whenever she finds herself swinging on a pendulum, she can rest assured that God is right there in the middle. "I know this because I pass Him as I swing from one extreme to another. I always wave and say, 'Hi God!'"
I love her. She makes me think. She makes me cry. She makes me laugh. She reminds me that I'm human. And most importantly, she reminds me of Jesus. In His company, I'm always relieved that I don't have to be on my "best behavior."
Are you balanced today? Swinging on a pendulum from one extreme to another? You can rest assured that God is in the middle of it all. And He loves you just the way you are.
Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 @ 12:32 PM CDT