I used to follow the advice that if I didn’t know what to do, I needed to do something because anything was better than nothing. The thought behind that was the idea that I couldn’t guide a ship that was standing still.
Now I realize how unwise that is. Abiding in Christ and waiting on the Lord often involves simply being restful, silent and still. While no activity may seem to be unproductive, that is okay because God hasn’t called me to be productive.
His desire is for me to trust Him as I abide in Christ so that, as a branch, I can bear His fruit. My ego hates the thought of that because it isn’t in control when I am resting in the Lord.
I pray that God will help me remain content, grateful and filled with His joy in all of my circumstances, even when they appear to be negative.