I used to think that balance was the key to living harmoniously. That by adept scheduling of must dos with periodic entertainment breaks was the key to keeping our busy lives running smoothly. The only problem is that life never plays along with my carefully laid plans. It is by nature feast or famine. We are overwhelmed with stimulus or we are bored. No one is around or we are swamped with people.
Can balance really help? The very word implies that we are teetering between success and failure. If we choose option A over option B we tip the scales just a bit too far and have to scramble to regain stability. Nah… just nah… I’m taking a different route this time. New year, new life…whatever. How about new vision? New growth? How about peace?
I want resiliency. I want to know how to ride the waves of life and to come down with a soft landing. I want to be held in the hollow of God’s hand and to know that He is with me through every tempest and every trial. I don’t want to figure it all out. I want to trust. I want to be filled with hope and love. I want to stand firm against any storm that I face knowing that I stand with God and not alone.
I’ve set a few goals this year and I hope you have too.
Whatever 2019 brings you don’t forget to look up!