Each of us has to seek a personal harmony or balance with our political beliefs and levels of involvement with it, with the ever increasing and changing influence of technology in our lives and with social media, to name just a few more items that affect each of us on a daily basis. While some people deal with all of this by just escaping to a remote location and choose to live as hermits, most of us plant ourselves right in the middle of society and regularly seek harmony and balance in our lives.
Most of us tend to muddle along and live a fairly successful, hit and miss life in the face of everything that comes flying at us each day. The world offers a wide variety of escapes from the balance we struggle to find in life. If you watch any TV at all then you’ll see many of these advertised as something that will provide you with a lifestyle of pleasure, harmony and ease. Be it a cruise to an exotic location, a new car, the newest smart phone, a bottle of beer, or in my neck of the woods a bottle of world class fine wine.
Please understand that I am not trying to make a judgment on any of these things, but you have to realize that these items are not answers to our search for harmony or balance, but just more things that we need to find a balance within our lives!
So, after all this is said, is there a solution to be investigated? I think so! Colossians 2:9-10 states that “All of God lives in Christ’s body, and God has made you complete in Christ. Christ is in charge of every ruler and authority.” (God’s Word ©) According to Strong’s and Thayer’s, to be complete is to literally be “crammed full, satisfied, and be made complete in every particular.” Webster says it is to be “total, entire, undivided, uncompromised or unmodified.”
According to this verse, we are already complete and satisfied, or you could say in balance or in harmony. That is how our heavenly Father sees us, and it is the same way that we should see ourselves as we approach the multitude of inputs that we face. Approaching the daily decisions from an attitude of completeness instead from a perspective of need makes all the difference! And not only are we complete in Him, He is also in charge of every ruler and authority. In you is the power to overcome, the joy which strengthens you and the wisdom to make the right decisions and thereby live in harmony and balance with everything and everyone around you!
You’ll face every day, every decisions and everything that bombards your life as a winner, as the one that is solidly fixed in the driver’s seat! You’ll notice that most new car manufacturers have designed their car cabins to center around the driver and not the passenger. The controls are all at the driver’s fingertips. He or she is the one in charge and the one that makes all the driving decisions. Knowing that you are complete in Christ also puts all the driver’s controls for our daily lives at your fingertips! In this mode, the daily decisions come easily and balance and harmony are a constant in all that you do.
You know, the boss usually gets what he or she wants in the workplace. Well, according to our scripture, you and I are complete in Christ and in Him lives all of the Boss! So where you go, so goes the Big Boss! Talk about favor! Keep that in mind the next time you are faced with a decision concerning balance in your life. (probably within the next few minutes!) Live your life from His perspective, and balance and harmony will follow you wherever you go. Have a great day. Stay in tune to His Word, and keep asking yourself… “What am I expecting today?”