Some people cruise through life with hardly a ripple. Others go from one violent crisis to the next. Perhaps the difference between the two is related to “balance”. If we can manage to make the Lord the center of our lives, His presence at the heart of things keeps us in balance. If we try to have more than one center, terrible imbalances occur and we self-destruct. Ask any Mom what happens when the load in the washer gets badly out of balance. Especially when working with heavy loads such as denim, it doesn’t take long to discover, things must be carefully balanced or mayhem ensues.
Similarly, anyone who has had the misfortune to purchase badly balanced tires can relate horror stories of violent shaking and difficulty controlling the vehicle until proper balance could be restored.
Life can be a lot like either of these illustrations. If God is at the center of our lives with everything else in good alignment to Him, life goes smoothly. When we put anything else at the center, life can shake itself to pieces rather quickly.
Does living your life remind you of riding a bucking bronco? Do you feel like you are up today, down tomorrow, in today and totally outside God’s grace tomorrow? Perform an in-depth self-check and make sure you have not tried to make God satellite to something else at the center. He does not do well as a counter-balance. The Eternal weight of His Glory requires that He be THE center of everything. Then all else will find its rightful orbit around His stable Presence.
Be blessed as you make Christ the center and pivot point of life!
In Christ’s love,
Pastor Rich Orrell