Thanks for hanging in there with me. I’ve totally broken my blog schedule and shattered my readership. Today marks my first day of unemployment – the stress of that coupled with endlessly rewriting cover letters and finding typos in my resume had drained my soul and alas no new CCC. I’d try to sit down and put the finishing touches on a post I had previously written – maybe 10 minutes of work – and I didn’t have it in me to do it.
I think as Christians we are programmed to think that we have to produce something. And not just produce something – but produce something all the time. When I wasn’t posting I was feeling like a bum, and I began to worry I had nothing to contribute. I’m aware of just how silly that is considering I missed two days – but we think that way, don’t we?
Though there are verses about good trees produce fruit and that we should be producing work we get entirely too carried away and go on production binges. I know when I’m reminded that God loves me no matter if I produce nothing it stunning. If anything it doesn’t feel right – it’s as though it’s violation of some sort of Christian code.
I think our good old fashioned work ethic has seeped into our collective spiritual consciousness, telling us that we need to get out there and start cranking it out – whatever it is.
And I guess I fell for it, as I just produced a post about producing. But I think there’s something here worth investigating a little deeper. Must we always be a tree growing fruit like it’s peak season?
I just lost my job – it’s like life is handing me a Sabbath and forcing me to take it. Yet I’m finding any way I can out of it.
Do you do the same? What do you theorize is behind this need to pump out a product?