When You Are Blank, Do Nothing

There are times that we go through dry-spells in life where our minds are blank and things around us seem rather dull. These spells vary in length from person to person and time of life. Sometimes it does good to make dramatic changes in life such as moving, changing jobs, doing something that you have never experienced before as well as many others. But there are also times where we need to just be still and do nothing.

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalms 46:10 NKJV).

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Now being still and doing nothing does not mean that we literally sit and wait for some angel to appear to us and give us guidance and inspiration. Rather these times of being still are simply a time of simplification. Sometimes what we need most in life is to just simplify our living space, our accumulation of junk and most of all our minds.

Most of the times dry-spells happen not due to nothing occurring in our minds, but rather due to the opposite factor that there is too much running through our minds. Taking time off from excessive thinking and instead de-clutter our minds and extract the unnecessary thoughts out, we then begin to see through the glass clearly. Just like when our windows in the house collect dust and begin to cake over, making it difficult to see out, so does our own “mind windows” do the same.

We must eliminate the unnecessary clutter that cakes over our mind windows and only then will we begin to see the path clearly. Do not get me wrong there are times that I find inspiration among the clutter I accumulate throughout the house and my car, but there are times when the clutter becomes so heavy that it needs reorganization and some of the unnecessary junk thrown out.

Now that you have a better understanding of being still ask yourself, “Do I need to declutter? Is there too many things running through my mind that is hampering my overall performance and enjoyment of life?” It is easy to get cluttered and to get dirty mind windows, the hard part is getting ourselves to still ourselves long enough to clean up and reorganize thoughts.

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How long does this take? You might be asking at this moment. The answer depends on the individual and how much clutter has been accumulated. Sometimes it take a few days, few weeks and for the extreme even months to years. The main things is taking everything day by day and allow for the clutter to leave and be reorganized within your mind. Take some time in prayer and meditation with the Lord and ask Him to help you declutter and get back on track in life. When we believe, He freely gives.

One of the keys here is to not get discouraged, but rather continue to simplify, reorganize and let inspiration and joy come back into the picture. Sometimes the Lord allows this to happen to us to help us spend more quality time with Him in silence and to help us slow down a little to truly appreciate this short journey called life that we are on. Simplify, slow down, declutter, reorganize and find inspiration. God bless!

-Michael Thacker

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