Thursday, June 18, 2009

Inertia

Websters defines inertia as "indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; want of energy; sluggishness." That describes me today. I can't seem to motivate myself to activity -- any activity. I didn't sit down for my quiet time and didn't even feel like answering the phone. Inertia -- I have a bad case of it. And now it's raining to add to my feeling of sluggishness.

Inertia snuck up on me. I think it followed an intense period of time when I had to think, feel, and problem-solve. My mind must have needed a rest. And so, my mind sits at rest. And I just sit. I don't like inertia.

When my mind is idle it tends to fill up with bad thoughts. I'm not safe with an idle mind. I need focus, I need purpose, I need direction. God gives me all of that. I've just been ignoring Him. I know He's there. I know He's ready to speak to me. I know He's ready to listen to me. His Word sits on my kitchen counter beckoning me to come sit and read and soak up some truth. I'm glad I've been treasuring His Word lately. Because even when inertia sets in, I can still recall the rich pleasure I receive when I go to God's Word. And even when I have a bad case of inertia, He still beckons me to come.

I think I will.

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