A few months ago, I stepped onto the scale at the pharmacy. After a few seconds, that paper seemed to slide out of the machine and slap me in the face. It was not the all-time high numbers from the scale that bothered me. Rather, as I walked out of the pharmacy, I mused, “How did I get to this point?”.
It was then I realised that God used a simple pharmacy scale to draw my attention to the fact that, little by little, my life became out of balance.
So many of us become entangled in our daily responsibilities to our families, jobs, friends, problems and even ministry. We are not even aware of the disequilibrium. If we are not mindful, a deficiency in one area can lead to an over-compensation in another area.
For some, the extra weight might be physical, for others it may be financial, emotional, social, or even spiritual. Since God’s triune nature is one of order, harmony, and equilibrium, it is His desire that we also experience that.
The balance that so many of us crave cannot be found outside God’s will. Yet so many of us are afraid of relinquishing control and trusting in His divine alignment.
God loves us so much and He knows the plans that He has in store for us (Jer 29:11). He knows exactly what we need to achieve balance. To do this means that we ought to relinquish control over how our lives should be and give God our fiat as Mary did.
Lord, I come to you to be transformed by the renewal of my mind (Rom 12:2), for I need Your balance:
God be my balance and help me to decrease, so that You can increase (Jn 3:30), so that Your Holy Spirit may complete Your work in me. God be my balance today. Amen.