So as I sit here on this Good Friday I find myself not just thinking about what our Savior was going through all those years ago but I sit reflecting on my own life and how I feel that even though I live for Christ and try to walk after Him, I have completely and utterly failed Him. Balance by definition means an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. Unsteady by definition means not firm or stable, erratic in habits, purpose, or behavior. Is it possible that while trying to focus so hard on balance that the return was to wind up in a complete and total state of unsteadiness? I lost focus on the firm foundation, lost sight of the one true light. I lost my balance while trying to obtain it. I lost myself to myself. It can be a lonely place to wind up. How do you make the unstable stable? The unsteady steady? The unbalanced balanced? Stop worrying about the perfect bible study and just study the bible. Stop focusing on how to pray the best prayer and just pray. Stop looking to your spouse to lift you up and lift them up instead. Stop harping on being a perfect mother and guide your children to the perfect One. Stop exhausting yourself learning the newest healthy fads and practice the ones you already know. Stop focusing on what others are doing and be you because no one else will. Love God in all you do. Be kind to those you meet. Be gentle to those who are hurt. Show compassion to those in need. Your house may be a little messy, and the laundry may not all be done. Your hair might show some roots and your makeup may be undone. Your waist may be bigger than you’d like and your clothes may be older than some. But if your heart is full and your soul is right then nothing else matters. Start each day with the Lord. End it that way too. Everything else will fall into place. It will all line up and the weight of each thing will produce balance. Focus today on Jesus and what was on His mind as He hung on that cross. You. It was you that was on His mind. He paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have life. The least we can do is keep Him in the middle of the life He died for. But remember….He ain’t dead no more…nope…He’s Alive! Sunday’s comin’!