Monday, March 28, 2016

What is the Balance

We've all had those weeks when we've felt like there was nothing really worth putting time and energy into right?

Sometimes it can feel like what we are doing really has no purpose and other times it can feel like no matter what we fail to complete what ever task we are working towards.  All to often these kinds of feelings can keep us from noticing what really matters. For example I posted one of my quotes to Facebook and twitter a few days ago what spelled a word wrong.  It was a simple mistake, purposefully posted for this very post, but no one really noticed it. Lets see if you can pick out the mistake now...
"Today is a great day to remind yourself that there is a reason that the tasks that seem meaninging actually mean the most."
 The mistake was in the word meaning, I added an extra 'ing' at the end of the word instead of a 'less'.  Here is the corrected quote, in case you want to share it it any one...

 "Today is a great day to remind yourself that there is a reason that the tasks that seem meaningless actually mean the most."

How does this connect with our feelings though? Well, the extra 'ing' does completely confuse the reader. It also places a pretty big damper on what I'm trying to get across in putting the quote out there in the first place. Sometimes there is more to the picture that what gets across.
"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day." Genesis 1:31
One the surface, we may feel like we've really screwed up or that we really don't know why we are doing something, but what it comes down to is that with God we can never really see the full picture of what he has planned for us. It is the same with the quote.  The purpose of the quote was to remind the reader that sometimes what we do seems meaninging *Ha, got you again* meaningless. However, the reality is that the smallest detail can mean the most. 

Think about what ever you are going through today, 
For my family its getting the kids to sleep better at night, If I were to focus more on the fact that my kids aren't sleeping well, I might miss the reason why they aren't doing so... (IE, full diaper, bad dreams, itchy sunburn, stomach ache or many other possible things)
Instead of focusing so much on the bigger picture, as I tend to do, why not look for your purpose more in the details or in the smaller things, as my wife tends to do.  Don't get me wrong, it's important to look at both pictures but you also need to remember to find the balance between the two.
"A just balance and scales are the Lord's; all the weights in the bag are his work." Proverbs 16:1

Blessings in Christ and thanks again for visiting us at "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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