Genesis 29:31(NKJV) When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
The Lord knows how to bring the right balance to our lives.
God has a way of balancing the scales. I have seen it with money, with time and, as this verse says, with love.
Leah was “unloved” but Rachel was adored by Jacob. Leah had children and Rachel was barren.
Not all things are that cut and dry spiritually, but all things are in the hands of the Lord. He is the One who opens and closes wombs.
God is the One who determines the day of our birth and knows the day of our death.
Moreover, even though Jacob loved Rachel more than he loved Leah, Leah was married to Jacob years longer and Leah was buried with Jacob.
God does not do these things to punish us or hurt us: but to balance us.
We tend to underestimate how much maintaining balance contributes to living life successfully and productively.
The challenges of embracing balance in our lives must not be underestimated.
While there are blessings, there are also burdens that have a way of balancing us.
If life here were perfect, would anyone want to go to heaven? Think about it: we all want to go to heaven, but no one wants to die, even though life is hard here.
You may not be getting something you have been praying for a long time. It might be something that others get so easily, but for you, you are begging God for answers, yet without seeing it.
If this is you, look at the circumstances differently. Could it be the Lord is balancing things in your life?
Instead of begging God for what you do not have, start thanking Him for all you do have.
Instead of feeling badly about what you are missing on earth, start asking the Lord to give you the heart to have many things in heaven.
We are only passing through here, but heaven is for eternity. God knows what is best to keep you balanced.
Life balance is about feeling that we have our own freedom balanced with the discipline required to meet the demands and obligations we are facing.
Finding the right balance in life has become a universal challenge for many of us. As much of our time and attention is focused on our work or our business we may end up paying little or no attention to other areas in our lives.
Having balance in our lives is about having a feeling of control over knowing when to shift from one to the other and being able to do so effectively.
Point to ponder
Start praising God right now. Start praying to God about pleasing His heart instead of asking the Lord to please yours. God loves you. Try seeking the Lord’s face instead of only His hand, and you will receive God’s peace that surpasses everything else. Have a great week, great people of God!
“If we lack balance in our lives we are candidates for burnout” James Baker Jr.
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