Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's okay to be a blinking cursor...

Betsy here.

I usually know what I want to blog about days in advance, and schedule my posts early. After all, I blog on three different blogs (My own, this one, and I get a topic, or a story, or find an interesting quiz online that applies to writing or something else fun, and have no trouble bringing it all together into a post.

Other times, however, I stare at the blinking cursor and wait for genius to strike. And wait. And wait...and wait. Meanwhile, my peppermint mocha grows cold along with my creativity.

Do you ever have days like that in life? Days where you feel empty? Bleak? Like you're just blinking on white screen with no purpose, no hope, no potential?

We all have days like that, I'd say. Struggles in life, in school, or with friends, relationships, marriage, even our writing journeys. Days where we have nothing to give. Nothing to say. Nothing left to offer. We're just there, and that's as good as it gets. Blinking...blinking...blinking...

You want to know a secret?

I think that's when God shows up. When we get out of our own way, and realize that without Him, we have nothing. Are nothing. Can do nothing. When we stop trying to push our own agenda, stop trying to control our surroundings, stop trying to MAKE things happen outside of His perfect will for us...that's when He can show off in our lives.

Today, I'm blinking.

And you know what? That's totally okay. Because I'm trusting God to fill in the gaps on the screen for me :)

1 comment:

Bookworm said...

Thanks for the post:) I need to remember that God works in the lows as well as the highs in life!