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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Learning The Key to a Balanced Life: Jesus

In review of Matthew 6:33 it says, “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.”

Bottom Line:
Seek first God’s kingdom and what He wants of you, then all your other needs will be met as well.

What this means to me:
I am to seek God’s kingdom and what God wants for me to do above everything else. If I do, he promises to meet all my other needs.

What I’m learning is that to live a truly balanced life, I can only look at one person in all of history as a model: Jesus. When I put him at the center of my life, my life will be more balanced.

Life can be pictured much like a wheel. The center of the wheel is a hub. All of the spokes of my life (which represent my relationships, family, work, leisure, etc.) come from that hub. We all build our lives around some sort of hub. The question is, what will be my hub? Will I make it family, work, pursuit of success? Or will it be Jesus?

In order to examine what I’m building my life around, I can look at the things I think the most about, because that’s what is driving me.

What I center my life on is critical to developing a well balanced life. A solid center will lead to a solid life. On the flip side, a weak, or flimsy center will lead to a weak life. When someone mentions that their life is coming unglued, it usually related to having a faulty center. Something other than God has taken priority in their lives.

Also, I’m learning that not only does the hub create stability, but it also controls and influences everything else about my life. Whatever I put at the center of my life will also be my source of power. The power of a wheel always emanates from the center outward and never the other way around.

If I make Jesus the center of my life, and he promises to provide the stability, control, and power I need for my life. The Bible says, “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well” (Matthew 6:33 NCV).

I should put Jesus at the center of my life and let him direct, influence, empower, and give it stability.

If I do this then all the other areas of my life, from my family to my career to my goals, will find balance in Jesus.

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