If you know anything about me, you already know that balance is an area I am always growing. I tend to have an “All or nothing” personality. My natural tendency is to be 110% in whatever I am doing.

Over a cup of coffee, my sons sat with me in the morning discussing this topic. We asked the question, “Why is it so easy to swing the pendulum?” We decided that Balance must be a character of the Lord, something we must develop by grace. If you think about it, our flesh is always at war with the nature that Christ would have us embrace.

“Just as your car runs more smoothly when the wheels are in perfect alignment. You perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” ~ Brian Tracy

Just like we need exercise physically, we need to apply Balance in our lives.


To confirm or deny our “theory” we had to go to the Scriptures. We discovered that we could only find two instances where God is extreme. He is extreme in His love for us and extreme in His hatred for sin.

Last week I shared about the importance of self-discipline. Discipline is critical in attaining balance. One definition of Balance is the act of putting something in a secure position, so it does not fail. It’s easy for any of us to get our priorities mixed up and lose our balance. We are wise to remember that having balance doesn’t mean we aren’t engaged or fully invested in a successful outcome. Balance means we are creating a secure place so that we don’t fail.

As I start this next week, I am working on attaining balance in several areas of my life. Knowing when to act, when to remain still. Here’s an article by Huffington Post that I found helpful. It’s all about baIance.

I hope you’re able to find balance as well! We bring glory to God as we display the character of Balance in our lives.

Psalm 46:1

Be still, and know that I am God:

I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

The Holy Bible: King James Version. (2009). (Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version., Ps 46:10). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

Until our next chat…

Your friend,

Mrs. Joseph Wood

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