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I walk the line....finding the balance in life

Finding balance is my goal in life.  Each day I seek ways to walk the fine line between two ideas, sometimes it feel like one step too far in the wrong direction will result in a stumble or flat out fall.

I walk the line......

between contentment and complacency.

between flexibility and wise preparation.

between knowing if God wants my silence or my words.

between extending grace and speaking truth.

between idleness and being still, in recognition that I am not the one in control.

between avoiding self-centeredness and recognizing the importance of self-awareness.

between serving in my gifting, while also pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

between letting go of hurt, yet still validating the impact of past abuse.

between accepting freedom from grace, but not presuming on grace and continuing to sin.

between forgiving, but not tolerating unrepentant abuse.

between empathy for the origin of someone's pain, but not enabling the unhealthy behavior caused by that pain.

between being present in the moment, but still respecting the other people and obligations on my schedule.

between valuing spiritual disciplines, but not slipping into a works-based pride.

between creating healthy emotional boundaries, but not building walls made of bitterness and unforgiveness.

I seek Balance, Lord.  Only in you, and your helper of the Holy Spirit can I find this.  Please help me today.

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