"Diagnosis #2: Too Great Expectations"Stuart JonesSome of the world’s greatest, most fearless athletes could never hit a 400—foot home run, throw a 60—yard touchdown pass or block a dunk attempt by LeBron James. What they can do is excel on the balance beam. Gymnasts would be completely out of place on the baseball or football field and overpowered by an NBA player. On a four—inch wide wooden beam, they are magnificent. Many things happen on the beam: flips, jumps, spins. Whatever the move, the key to success is balance. Yes, a gymnast has to be flexible and strong, both physically and mentally. But balance is vital. Still, even the greatest gymnast will sometimes fall. Acrobatic moves take them to the very edge of, and even beyond, their abilities. That’s all right as long as they fall on the beam and not while trying to be LeBron James. LeBron was made to play basketball and you will never see him try to do a back flip on a balance beam. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful. 1 Corinthians 12:7 (MSG) No one was created to do everything. A balanced, productive life involves doing what God has given you to do, doing it well, and letting people see who God is. That’s how you can live a wonderful life and be part of a wonderful church.