I am a self-proclaimed over thinker. As I’m sure some of you can relate, I don’t really have an “off” switch. If I’m not writing, I’m thinking of what I could be writing. If I’m not cooking, I’m thinking of what the next meal could be. If I’m not doing a given activity, I’m thinking of all the things that could have, might have, surely would, go wrong. It gets to a point where I cannot stomach thinking any longer. I turn on the TV. I browse social media. I turn off.
Over the past month, I have been reading Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elizabeth Elliot in which she discusses the various disciplines of faith and offers insight into how to be obedient to Christ in each area. It is a beautiful book written by a profound mind. In it, she quoted someone else, and it stuck out to me.
“There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” -Sir Joshua Reynolds.