January 15, 2010 by Marci
I’m not sure why this topic kept creeping into my mind today. I have been thinking and reading on the topic of balance lately. It seems that as long as there is balance in our lives, we don’t seem very “busy”. However, when we get out of balance and our attention leans one way the other area of our lives can get neglected and we feel “busy”. What happens when our lives get so out of balance that only one aspect of our lives shows up on our radar and the rest just ends up falling by the wayside? That is obsession.
Have you ever been obsessed with something? When we talk about being obsessed, we normally think of an obsessed fan of a movie star or a stalker. That’s not what I am talking about. (Those people really need help!) I’m not talking obsession as a sickness, but obsession as temporary imbalance. I believe we have all been obsessed from time to time and maybe haven’t even realized it. Some of you might be obsessed right now with your weight, your hair, your kids, your job, your blog stats, the cleanliness of your house, or your wardrobe. Think about it.
Is there anything in your life that you think about all the time? I mean, it dominates your thoughts. It dictates your actions and thoughts. It is constantly in the back of your mind. It is sucking the life out of you if you really think about it. You might be obsessed about something very important to you, like your kids. Is it really good for you or your kids to focus all your energy on them and neglect other areas of your life? Wouldn’t all areas of your life benefit if you were in balance?
I could go on and give you some psycho-babble, but here is the deal… STOP OBSESSING!! Is it something you can do something about? Then, take care of it! Is it something that you have no control over? Then, get over it! To get the “busy” out of your life and concentrate on what is really important, you need to get rid of the junk in your life. Needless worrying and obsessing is junk. It needs to go. Let it go.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?’ or `What shall we drink?’ or `What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”