Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Balance

In today's article, we discuss the word balance.
Simply because it is the "balance" that is necessary in you life, and in your relationships in marriage to keep you focused in allowing this element of balance have it's place in your emotional and physiological well being.

Often times, we find ourselves not allowing balance to become an ingredient of our lives, and more often in our marriages.

What exactly is balance?
Well, basically balance is the ability to allow equal portions of humanity to take it's place in our day to day life styles. Here's an example: How we deal with death is just as important as how we deal with life. That's right my friends it's OK to cry, it's OK to feel remorse, it's OK to forgive, yes it's OK to walk away, and it's even OK to feel overwhelmed.
You see my friends it is the strong man or woman who can experience the realities of life; be it good or bad, and still be functional. With marriage, it is the same way.

The obstacles of marriage have never guaranteed a smooth sailing; which is why the phrase "for better or for worse" was incorporated into the declaration of our wedding vows; and the only way you will have the "balance" in your life or in your marital relationships is to allow your self to react to these realities and encounters of life; and yes, sometimes we are overwhelmed. It's called being human!

The Bible even informs us that there are times for every purpose: a time for everything. . .Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

What's the message here?. . .simply this. . .it's not necessary to pre-occupy ourselves and pretend that life and it's realities don't affect us; because the truth of the matter is, they do affect us, and rightly so.
It's how we choose to deal with these realities that releases the "balance" necessary to live and go on with life.

Together with God and prayer we stand and live, and have balance. We are all a part of the human family that the Lord has ordained. He has given us the ability to even choose a helper, a lover, a friend, a companion, and most of all a supporter. That's what marriage is really all about.
Am I saying that we all need someone, yes, that is why balance is so important.
Won't you decide today to share the load with someone. (and to the married, I say: share the load together)
After all, your tomorrow counts on what you have decided to do today!
Have a wonderful week and remember "Balance" is the key!

You are Blessed!


Bola said...

A timely message.It is surprising that a lot of couples don't put God as the focus of their marriage,when there is little turbulence,they are quick to quit.Not realising that it is only by allowing God into their marriage that they can achieve the balance that is required to make their marriage a success.It is not by power,neither is it by might, but by the mercy of God.

A great post.

Bola said...

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God Bless!

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