Perfect Imbalance

Living a life of balance. This is a phrase I constantly hear about and see. But the truth is, living the principle of a balanced life is found NOWHERE in scripture.

 

In fact, over the past year or so, God has taught me that He much prefers me to live a life of PERFECT IMBALANCE.

 

Balance is another way to say “in control.” It means we have each segment of our life perfectly prioritized and separated to how we think it should be. But life doesn’t work that way. Life is messy. And our desperate scramble to try to make it perfectly balanced is a waste of precious time.

 

There is a song by Bethel Music that has to be one of my absolute favorites right now, and it perfectly encompasses this mindset. An excerpt of the lyrics say:

 

“And further and further my heart moves away from the shore
Whatever it looks like, whatever may come I am Yours
Then You crash over me and I’ve lost control but I’m free
I’m going under, I’m in over my head
Then you crash over me, and that’s where You want me to be
I’m going under, I’m in over my head
Whether I sink, whether I swim
It makes no difference when I’m beautifully in over my head
Whether I sink, whether I swim
It makes no difference when I’m beautifully in over my head
I’m beautifully in over my head
I’m beautifully in over my head

 

Living a life with God often makes me feel like I’m in over my head. I’m constantly being stretched and taken into places far beyond my comfort zone, but as long as it’s the life He’s calling me to, I’ll be happy being “beautifully in over my head.”

 

There is a woman in scripture that rarely gets talked about and her name is Anna.

 

“36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.” -Luke 2:36-38

 

 

When our lives are dedication to God, what He has for us in each season of life, we don’t have to worry with balance. As long as we’re following Him, and have a heart of worship, God will always have us covered.

 

 

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Katie Wimberly She and her husband, Nate, have been married for five years and have a two-year old son, Isaiah. She is a licensed mental health counselor, and currently works for a private counseling agency in Statesville and Taylorsville. She attended Liberty University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, and a Master’s in Professional Counseling. She is passionate about seeing people liberated from things holding them back in life so that they can live the limitless life God has called them to.

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