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God Help Me Balance My Life: Part 4 of 5

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Balance Requires Making Changes When It’s Time To Change.

The bible tells us that there is a time for everything. Some of the most difficult phases in our life come when we don’t recognize or refuse to accept the time — time to change, time to let go, time to move on or even time to grow out of some people and thoughts.

When we’re trying to create or maintain balance in our life, get our peace back or fix a relationship, something usually has to change. It’s not the change that kills us as much as wrapping our brain and our faith around the requirements for change. Letting go of the wrong person or fighting for love with the right person is going to require change. The change we resist, is the change that will causes us the most hell.

The bible says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).  The point to this passage is that a balanced life means that we have to be willing to do what time or the circumstances tell us to do.

It’s hard to just go with God’s flow — without walking by faith.  Getting past the past is not always easy without believing more in our future than we do in our past (James 1:6). Leading emotions and not following emotions is not easy when we’re emotionally controlled (Psalm 139:23).  Accepting the truth and turning a negative situation into a positive one is difficult unless we truly believe and can convince our emotions that God works all things together for the good (Romans 8:28)  Loving someone enough to let them go or, to reconcile what was meant to be is not easy when we don’t trust God’s plans for our life (Jeremiah 29:11).

To balance life though, all of the above is a requirement, or will be, at one point in time or another. When change comes, change is necessary.  We can either go with it or fight against it. We can either give up or stand up in the strength of our trust in God and do what comes next. We can stay or we can go but no matter what we do, we have to know that the longer we do overtime in our seasons, the more unbearable it will become.

Whether it’s time to change an attitude, time to forgive, time to grow, time to compromise, time to step up, time to move on, time to accept responsibility, time to stop trying to be single in a relationship or time to trust God, the more we resist the time to change, the more we create imbalance in our life.

You have to be the one to make the decision to do what’s right, do what is necessary or do what is best for your life. The enemy will use every trick under the sun to keep you from changing when it’s time.  Haven’t you noticed that the most difficult times in life come when emotions struggle to accept what time is requiring?  The enemy’s most powerful weapon against us moving forward in life is our own emotions.  Lack of faith, pride, immaturity and even emotional dysfunction keep us fighting what’s right more than any other reasons.

There is a time for everything and everything has an appointed time. God is the change agent, the season changer, and the mover of our life from one time to the next. God is working on our tomorrow, our potential and He never puts anything in our history that we need in our destiny.  If your time has come, if your season is over, if doing what comes next is what comes next, remember that your life is a journey and unless you move when God moves, you will be behind your time.  The faith seeds that you have in the ground, the healing and recovery that you’re praying for, the breakthrough and the redo that you’re believing God for will always require you to move when God moves, change when God changes and walk when God says go.  Your balance, your destiny is too important not to!

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Pastor Patrick

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