Is Enough

This morning after my usual routine of reading and listening to the quiet, I remained stumped about today’s post. I searched some old stand-buys for inspiration, but came up blank. So finally frustrated, I sat  in my most comfortable meditation chair and closed my eyes. Soon, I was in a one way conversation with God. I told him my troubles and he listened intently to what he already knew. Before, I knew it I heard the phone ring, and I realized I had gone to sleep. I had taken a nap.

Did I wake up hearing that my novel had been sold? No. Did I find out any of my worries or concerns had miraculously been solved? No. Did I have an inspiration for today’s post? No. Had God spoken to me in a dream? No, well he might have, but I can’t remember if he did.

But I did realize that despite the lack of good news, the lack of inspiration, and the lack of epiphany during my moment (actually my nap lasted much longer) was – Enough.

Life is like that sometimes, in fact most of the time. Inspiration doesn’t arrive every day. Problems and worries don’t always fade in a matter of moments. Hard work isn’t always rewarded in the way we imagine it should. Spiritual epiphanies don’t always happen. Sometime, it’s enough to simply endure, to live on, to not regress, and to realize that a feeling of being stuck in the mud is better than any other option available.

Come to think of it a nap with God is not bad, not too bad at all. It is enough.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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