I mentioned in the last post a concept of neglect and obsession. How each extreme is unhealthy. What does this look like? Lets examine ourselves together, shall we. Ask yourself these tough questions. I pray that you will be honest with yourself and that your eyes will be opened to where it is that you are needing balance today.
Do you exercise with fevor, recording every step? Do you feel guilt if you miss a workout? Or do you sit on the couch most of the day? Giving little care to your body? Are you moving about?
Do you obsess about food? Counting every calorie, analyzing every morsel that enters your mouth. Not eating. Eating too much. Gourging, binging with no restraint. Eating all the wrong foods.
What about your time? Are you giving an unbalanced amount of time to your tv, your computer, your work? Are things being neglected? Do you micromanage every minute of your day; ruled by your to-do list? Do you have no plan for your day and let it slip away not accomplishing anything productive?
What about your thought life? Do you dwell in worry and fear? Do you over analyze everything around you? Do you have any tangible, intellectual thoughts; at all?
Are you always moving; busy? Are you lazy?
Family. Do you spend every waking moment meeting every need your family has? Do you escape and let others care for your family? Is your time with your kids filled with distraction?
Your possessions. Are you always needing the latest and greatest? Do you have a lot of stuff? What do you do to obtain it? Are you envious? Are you ever satisfied? Or do you have a poverty mindset? Do you believe that you will never have anything nice? Do you dwell in self-pity? Are you dependant on others to meet basic needs?
Are you a hard worker? Do you over-work? Do you work at all? Do you expect others to provide or do it for you?
Your home. Do you have the cleanest house you know? Do you have rooms of your house no one can use because they are to be kept in perfect order? Do you clean and clean and clean some more? Do you have the messiest house you know? Is nothing in order? Is it promoting sickness? Do you ever clean? Are thing breaking down from neglect?
A little personal here. Your sex life. Is it consuming you? Are you seeking ungodly means to be fulfilled? Are you withholding from your partner?
Not married? Are your thoughts pure? Your actions?
If there are questions not asked and yet God is bringing them to mind take note.
Can you see how things can be when we give in to obsession? Neglect? Is God speaking to you on areas in your life where you need to find a healthy balance? I am praying you will be obedient.
Be blessed my friends.
Philippians 4:5 (King James Version)
5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (New International Version)
31So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Note: Accountabily can be a key to your success in overcoming these things. Pray for someone to help you through the process of finding balance.