Acheiving balance for teens is complicated since they are given to extremes. The mature student is the one who understands this balance and learns to walk in it each day. A lesson on balance could begin with a game where students stand on a beam raises slightly above the floor and hold a pillow in one hand. At the word go they try to make the other student lose their balance. A substitute for this can be a clip from an old movie called Karate Kid where Daniel San must balance to defeat his opponents.
The next part of the study would include a topical study of the many balances in the bible. Depending on your time frame, choose any of the following balances that we are to should understand and experience:
– grace and works
– mercy and justice
– love and truth
– faith and reason
– liberty and holiness
– being in the world –not being of the world
After discussing passages that apply to one or more of these balances have students respond to the question -Where is the balance point between these two options. List them on a chalk board, white board, or type them into your power point or other presentation program.
Next have students share areas in their own life where they go to extremes instead of find and acheiving balance,
Lastly have students write our one change that they can make in their life that week which would move them closer to balance in that area of their life.
End the time of reflection in prayer for students to be able to find greater balance in that area of their walk with God.