Let’s change. Let’s do it now. When we wake up tomorrow, let’s determine to stop wasting our time and effort and start living the life we desire to live. Let’s stop seeking to serve ourselves and instead serve the one who gave His life for ours. Let’s determine to fight every temptation and to embrace every opportunity to love and live in the manner Christ demonstrated for us.
To lead the life we desire requires balance. Satan loves to use our weaknesses to knock us off course. We need to identify those weaknesses and develop a plan to strengthen those areas of our life. Some have problems staying focused when they’re tired, others when they’re hungry and others when they lack energy due to their physical conditioning. If any of these apply to you, or whatever your weak spot might be, it is a simple choice to correct the problem. Determine to go to bed at a time that will give you 7 or 8 hours of sleep each night. Eat regular small, healthy meals. Start walking 30 minutes per day. As we start to feel in control of our lives, we will see more success in our spiritual life.
All of God’s creation demonstrates balance, and we are certainly no exception. Once we have achieved balance we can fully and confidently focus on living a life modeled after Christ. So where do you struggle? Right now, write down your main area of weakness; if you have multiple areas of weakness, let’s tackle them one at a time. Now that you’ve identified your weakness, the next step is to write out an action plan to overcome with that weakness. Be specific; set milestones and goals to measure your progress. Finally, execute the plan. Each day you should review your plan and stick with it. Remember, the whole goal of doing this is to lead a more effective life for Christ. The wonderful side effect is that as we achieve better and better balance, we will find ourselves living measurably happier lives, lives pleasing to God!
How about you? Are you willing to do what it takes to get your life in balance and start on the path of more closely following Christ? We honor Him by restoring balance to our lives. As our balance improves we will find a richer life waiting for us. We will find more time to study His word, more time to love others and more time to bask in His peace. It’s all about focus, and focus is the result of balance. If you find yourself not living a life focused on Christ, check your balance. Make corrections where necessary, and do it today.