#25Gifts: I have nothing

Two days before Christmas. The children have finished school for the holidays. The gifts are all wrapped. The car is (just about) packed to head over to my parent’s house.

I am done!

I don’t mean I’m finished. I mean, I’m done. There is nothing left and after running around like a fool for weeks, this well is dry.

There’s a funny thing that happens when you write about God inspired stuff every day … sooner or later you hit a wall.

When you rely upon the ideas that pop in your head, the random thoughts and wonderings that you believe are put there by someone bigger than yourself, and when you’ve committed to sharing those ponderings every week day, you kinda have to rely upon him showing up at just the right time.

Except for that time when he doesn’t.

I mean, I’m pretty sure that this is him, but what do you do when all you have is nothing?

The way I see it, you have two choices:

You either make something up. Battle on. Try and power through on your own steam.


You tell it like it is. Explain that you have nothing. And offer what you can from that.

So this is me, telling you that right now today, I have nothing, and reminding you that when you have nothing, you are so not alone.

Don’t dial it in. Don’t try and battle on or power through.

This world has enough people pretending.

Step up, fully you, even if that you is a you who, right now at least, has nothing.

You in?