22 Mar - Finding Balance

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being balanced, which is to be in a situation where different elements are equal or to put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.

The brain likes coherency and balance, and the more asymmetry (imbalance) between the left and right hemispheres of the frontal lobe of our brains, the more depression, anxiety and mental mess we experience.

However, as we determine to face issues and find the root of things, it causes healthy levels of energy flow in our brains. We flip between the left and right sides of the brain, meaning we constantly go between bigger picture thinking and the small details – never being balanced somewhere in the middle.

This deep thinking and facing of issues help bring balance between the two hemispheres in our brains which is good because it indicates coherence and balance resulting in less depression, anxiety, identity issues and mental mess.

One of the things I’ve learnt through seeking to deal with issues is that we are never alone.

Jesus wants to help us not only take the time to think deeply but also to face and get to the root of any issues we are facing. It’s often as we stop and think and examine our hearts, thoughts and subsequent behaviours that we see where we still need to grow and where

Jesus has been walking with us all the time. When we felt alone, he wants to reveal to us that He was with us all along so that we can reshape that memory and thought, which sets us free and helps us to move forward.

Today I encourage you to invite Jesus into your thinking process and allow Him to walk with you through those deep places. Ask Him to help you deal with the root of what you’re going through and change the way you see things so that your thoughts will be renewed. As you do, God promises that you will be transformed and will come to understand what His good and perfect will for your life is.

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (Romans 12:1-2 The Message)

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV)

Prayer: Lord, thank you that you help me be more balanced in life and that I would think deeply and change my reactions and behaviour as a result. I want to know what your good and perfect will is for my life so that I can live my life well, so I ask that you help me start doing that today. In Jesus name Amen.

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