There are ideas that I strive for, but don't always achieve.
One of them is getting up early in the morning. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. Often it depends on when I went to be the night prior. I love the idea of taking my time in the morning, to prepare for the day. In some of my other posts, I talk about the pleasure of drinking coffee. I enjoy drinking coffee, but even more, I love the process of making coffee. The whole morning is a process that I enjoy. During one of these mornings, I spent some time thinking. One thought kept coming back to me was the idea of imbalance. So I want to share with you my thoughts.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, by definition, imbalance means a "lack of balance, the state of being out of equilibrium or out of proportion." Our lives can so easily feel in a state of imbalance. At the beginning of the school year, things are good, in a state of balance: not a lot of homework, settling into the dorms, shifting into college life and reuniting with friends after a few months. However, as the months pass by, academics soon become overwhelming, sometimes up to the point where you feel like you're drowning in homework. Life seems to hang in the balance between control, and chaos. This imbalance can continue for weeks and life feels rough. I want to give you some encouragement.
Lean on Him
Spend time with him. Talk with him. Share with him your burdens, your worries, the things that stress you out. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:29, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Take his yoke upon you, learn from him, and lean on him, for we are restless until we find rest in Him.
Even though Jesus can't do our homework for us, what he can do is give us peace, joy, strength, and perseverance to live our lives more fully.
Peace fam, until next time,
- Ian Smit