Every morning I receive a devotional message from the Small Straws In A Soft Wind Devotional, by Marsha Burns. Yesterday’s message reminded me of a conversation I had with a group of women regarding issues of alignment. We spoke on the importance of having this virtue in our lives. We lamented about the times we neglected it and rejoiced over the fact that we finally understand the importance of alignment. The devotional message blessed me so I thought I would share it with you:
“Alignment is an important factor in your well-being. Spiritually, it is important to be aligned with God’s Word of truth and with the leading of God’s Spirit. It is also vital to be aligned emotionally and mentally with righteous thoughts and intentions. And, if you do not sustain physical alignment you can experience weakness in your body. Your vitality in all areas will depend on maintaining a close relationship with Me, says the Lord. Psalm 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.”
When I think of alignment, I immediately think of the alignment analogous to a car. The alignment of a car refers to an adjustment of a vehicle's suspension – the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which affects how they make contact with the road. Likewise, when our lives are aligned with purpose, vision, values, spiritually, mentally, and physically, we can maximize our lives and reach our full potential.
Take a moment this week to assess your alignment. If you discover that you are not properly aligned, submit yourself to a process of adjustment. Speak with your pastor, coach, mentor, therapist, physician, or someone who can assist you in making the necessary adjustments. In the same manner that our car requires alignment servicing, our lives must be serviced to ensure we are properly aligned.