Break the Cycle of False Balance

Breaking the habit of false balance

I need my balance but I spend more time keeping up the delusion of false balance to secure true balance in my life. Life twirling around all willy-nilly leaves me wondering where I am and why I might be there. Balance gives me focus.

I know that the ultimate path to balance lies in the Word. Last week I began digging into Scripture that talked about balance, focus and control – because all of the words in the world (and in heaven) will not help me if I do not control my impulses to go another direction).

Even with the words of encouragement sitting in front of me and written out in my own hand, I still struggled. I want what I want and I still want what I desire. Why should I have to do things differently to get a different result.

My morning devotions start with the Proverbs that corresponds with the date. This morning it was Proverbs 11. I made it through the first half of the first verse.

“A false balance is abomination to the Lord.”

I talked with my husband last night about my struggles. I wrote yesterday about how I can pretend to be doing right and even give the appearance of doing right, but know that I am not doing what I need to be doing.

I have a false balance – which is why things are all wobbly despite what I might pretend. Now I have to choose to change direction and become the “accurate weights” that are truthful and reliable.

Tips to Break a False Balance

      1. Be honest – with God first. Admit the pretending. While revealing my deception to God (who already knows, by the way) I expose the false balance to my own heart and mind.

2. Be honest – with someone that will hold you accountable. I struggle to find someone that will hold my feet to the fire in this journey. Calling someone out can often lead to revelation in your own life – so not many people jump up and volunteer for the job.

3. Be bold – it make take doing something DRASTICALLY different to break the cycle of false balance. Be daring enough to step out and try.

4. Be humble – pride opens the door for shame, but humility provides a way for wisdom. I might have the key, but that does not mean I have all the answers. I have to get beyond where I am, dig in to find the answers, so that I can begin to discover the path to where I want to be.

Balance is not about appearances. Balance is about making a way for blessings, peace and order to flow into my life. I can continue to put on a show and give chaos the upper hand, or I can choose to change and break the cycle of false balance in my life.

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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