Is Doing Something Always Better Than Doing Nothing?

000_6910RetouchHave you ever been overcome with anxiety because you had twenty things on your to do list? Did a sense of purpose edge out your feelings of powerlessness once you tackled a few of those tasks?

Have you ever felt depressed but noticed the raincloud dissipate after you did a few chores around the house?

No matter how you feel, doing something is almost always better than doing nothing. Unless you are physically ill or codependent, in which case inaction may at times be beneficial.

If you don’t take action you will remain idle.

The dictionary defines ‘idle’ as ‘lacking worth or basis.’ It’s easy to feel empty and ineffectual when you’ve been inactive too long. Idleness can cause fear, self-pity, and sadness.

While your body may be motionless, your mind is active imagining conspiracy theories and ‘worst case scenarios’ that can debilitate you even more.

Psalm 23:4 says: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”

Notice it does not say: “Even though I sit in the valley,” It says: “walk through the valley.”

Maybe today’s victory is vacuuming the floor, another round of chemotherapy, or picking up the phone and asking a friend for help.

Whatever difficulties come your way, don’t give up. God is with you and He says…

“…..In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Jodie Stevens

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