The Gift Of Emptiness9:00 AM
This article was originally written for The Praying Woman
I thank God for my emptiness.
It is like a gift wrapped haphazardly by the Giver in a nondescript wrapper. You wouldn't know how beautiful it is until you've opened it.
If it wasn't for that hungry pang for something better, I wouldn't have striven harder. If it wasn't for that emptiness, I wouldn't have been desperate to search for an answer. I would have been complacent. I might have been living contentedly with "just enough".
Your emptiness can do stupendous things in your life.
The Gift Of Emptiness
My emptiness did these incredible things in my life:
My emptiness gave me the drive to learn something new; to keep on growing, to keep on searching for ways that will make my life better.
My emptiness made me rethink my decisions and enabled me to see things more clearly. It made me recognize the distractions, and made me focus on the more important things.
My emptiness taught me that the world will confuse us about what matters most, because the world is made of people just as imperfect, flawed and empty as we are.
My emptiness created a space that made me ready and open to receive more.
My emptiness made me realize that I must never settle for less.
My emptiness and weakness made me believe more in the power and strength of God at work in my life.
My emptiness made me excited for the great plans that are yet to be revealed.
My emptiness helped me appreciate the little things; a simple message asking how I’m doing, a listening ear, a portion of someone’s time, God's quiet presence, a random act of kindness, beautiful songs, glorious mornings. All these which I used to take for granted, I now treasure.
My emptiness made me desire to seek the Source that will fill me up and will never leave me thirsty again.
Embrace your emptiness and know that it is only a phase. A beautiful phase that can do surprisingly marvelous things the way only emptiness can. Receive and cherish the gift of emptiness.
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