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I'm a writer, but my writing time seems to have been sucked into a vortex and swept into a white water current.
My to-do list is so dynamic it doesn't exist. Schedules? Seemingly impossible to set and keep.
I'm totally off balance.
When I have free time, I bury myself in meaningless things to escape from life. My energy is not channeled in a positive direction. I'm self-destructing. My body and mind are exhausted, my strength is weakening, my health is deteriorating.
Ever felt that way?
When my scales are tipped like this, I know Satan is standing in my presence. He invades with his favorite weapons: confusion and doubt. I'm like Peter, who after he stepped out of the boat and took his eyes off Jesus began to sink. How that must have hurt Jesus, to see his beloved apostle's lack of faith.
Thankfully, Jesus understands and holds out His hand to lift me up, despite my faith having faltered. The sad thing? I didn't realize my eyes had shifted away from His, if only for a brief moment. But Satan was watching and he tied a concrete block to my ankle to pull me down.
Ever hear the word "theocentric?" It means God-centered. A truly balanced life needs to be theocentric. I'm letting God become the center of my universe and give Satan the boot (or sandal).
Life is a balancing act. But we can sail on calm seas with Jesus as the mast of our boats.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 "We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed."
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!!!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a novel to write.