The hardest thing for me to do is nothing. Literally.
This past year, by my definition, wasn’t productive at all. I spent more time doing nothing in those months than I have my entire life.
It was maddening.
But in the silent undisturbed moments, I found Jesus. Like the ghost of Christmas yet to come, He showed me certain truths.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:7-10)
I could clearly see the life I wanted was spiritually unsound. I was bound to crash and burn. And without the Lord, I wouldn’t have been able to pick up the pieces.