I’ve been thinking a lot about how life exist in the middle. By in the middle I mean being able to find the ability to pulled by both sides but not yielding to one side over the other. In Christianity, the middle is of course looked down upon especially when it comes to lukewarm ness but that’s not what this is about.
What I am talking about is being able to be in the world but not of the world. Being able to understand why people people do things but not condone the behavior. Being able to love people and be loved by people yet still be aware that out of that place of love they can hurt you. Being able to love someone for the beauty that God created them to be but then at the same time dealing with emotions of bitterness because of being misled by the same individual.
There are so many situations where emotions and my ability to understand where my place in it all leaves me torn. I believe that in this place that is where people to start to feel like they are losing their mind. It’s like trying to understand but not being able to but trying to because if you don’t it starts to feel like you’re favoring one side over the other.
I think of the women in the Bible who was caught in adultery. On one side there were those who wanted to kill her for her actions and meanwhile on the other side there is the women herself who saw no wrong in what she did. In the middle of it all was Jesus Christ the mediator standing in the middle of it all addressing her issue and yet not excusing her for actions. He didn’t let her walk free and yet he didn’t condemn her to hell.
It has taken me years to realize that all I need to do is balance myself. I just need to maintain my stability in Christ and in who God created me to be. I need to maintain my stability in my mind, my reactions, my behaviors and most especially my understanding of people. I’ve realized that a huge component in maintaining stability is having a solid platform to stand on . That platform is Christ and in fact Jesus Christ is the only platform that is able to provide a true balance. Every other platform bends to one extreme or the other.
This is all I have to say today. See you in the next day. Maintain a healthy balance in your thoughts, eating , spending , reactions everything. Be lenient but do not allow yourself to be stepped on. Treat yourself but do not indulge. Be sad but do not be suicidal. Be happy but do not become drunk of the high of life. Be Christ like . Be in Christ.
Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth- Psalm 46:10