FMF: Balance



gold Christmas ornament with sparkly lights

Build on the foundation of your hope in Christ.
Ask God to guard your heart, your mind, and tongue from sin.
Learn to place your struggles in the Father’s hands.
Always pray, aware the Spirit always hears.
Name the riches, one by one, you have in Christ.
Choose to trust in God for daily strength and care.
Embrace the truth that you are kept in His right hand.

It has been weeks since I’ve attempted a Five-Minute Friday post, mostly because my life has been out of balance—and still is, to be honest. As 2018 winds down to its end, the pressure mounts to finish tasks whose deadlines fall on or before the day the ball drops.

But that does not stop me from taking a peek at the topic each week, just to see if it can tempt me to sneak in a five-minute break. This week was easy because I already had an unpublished acrostic on the word “Balance.”

Perhaps the theme of my poem is not what you think when you consider balance in your life, but it is exactly where I find balance. When I keep my eyes focused on what God wants me to do, I find that my strength is always equal to the task. It is also true that God pushes me to the limit so that I will rely on Him for strength. If it were easy, I wouldn’t realize how much I need Him.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10  And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Written for the Five Minute Friday prompt: BALANCE.

Photo courtesy of Kate Motaung, host of Five-Minute Friday

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