When you hear the word balance, what comes to mind? Equal weight attributed to each side of a scale? Keeping both feet firmly planted? A balanced diet? A balanced budget? Think of balance as our foundation.
A foundation is the most important element that affects the whole of a structure and many of our life events. If properly built it will sustain weighty matter, weather time and storms and keeps that which is built upon it stable and secure.
Let’s look at the basic definitions of balance:
1. an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
2. a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.
3. a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance.
1. keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.
2. offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another.
Jesus speaks of a foundation in this way…….
“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Was Jesus only speaking of a physical foundation? Of course not! He was teaching and instructing more on a spiritual realm.
But let’s face it, life is a balancing act.
Every day balance plays a part of every aspect of our life. Both in physical matter and in spiritual as well. Let ‘s talk about the spiritual part, our being, what makes us feel, think and be who we are.
We are not cookie cutter people. We were created unique in every way. From our appearance to our purpose. It was intended that way from the beginning.
Once we can accept the great truth, that we were known even before our conception (Jeremiah 1: 5a), and designed to be born where and to whom God chose, we can begin to understand our individual uniqueness.
That uniqueness is so special to our creator and he wants us to understand that. Nothing about our life’s beginning was an accident. We each have value and purpose and should wholeheartedly grasp that fact.
Then seek to find peace and a place within us where our uniqueness can find a balanced life of joy, fulfillment and contentment at any stage of life.
If you have ever been guilty of wishing you were like someone else, discontented or unhappy with who you are, I am glad you are here! This is where you are supposed to be, today, right now, and I am glad you are here!