When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? (Psalm 8:3-4)
You don’t have to sit outside in the dark. But unless you do, you’ll never see the stars.
A piano holds endless music. But it remains silent unless someone plays it.
A child has incredible potential with a reservoir of capability and creativity. But adults must take the time to listen, train, encourage, correct, challenge, support and model.
Time, which is, by itself, directionless and vacant, can be filled with meaningful activities and personal accomplishments. But to make that happen, you must think through a plan and then carry it through.
Your mind is a blank slate. It will absorb whatever you feed it: imaginary worries, fears, filthy and seductive thoughts, hours of television or games…or good books, stimulating conversations, exciting risks of faith and learning new skills. The mind neither requires it nor demands it. But, if you want to experience the joy of discovery and of learning new and doing exciting new things, you must put in the effort.
So, what are you waiting for?