Doing nothing is a choice, and when used in moderation it can be a good thing.
We all need to unplug at one time or another (not just from the 'net). It is good for the soul and besides that, God tells us to do it so 'nuff said.
But then there is doing something. What are you doing? Are you doing enough? Too little? Working to the bone? Making lots of $$$? Building a house? Going to school? Laying around?
I think that there is truth in that HOW+WHY > WHAT+WHEN. Huh?
As a Christian, I have found that How I go about a task and Why I go about doing it is much more important (to me) than the What or When.
The What and When I speak about is in terms of business. It is, when one breaks it down, one of the essential business principles: Right place, right time (I leave out "right product" because I have been known to be lazy and it doesn't fit in to today's montage).
When I started in business, I wanted that perfect placement...right place, right time...I was willing to do just about anything to get it...chasing the dream, right? Provide for my family, put your head down and go...it doesn't matter what the cost...as long as you are moving ahead...
Long story short, I chased it for a bit, almost lost a marriage, weirded out my heart and realized that yes, God does answer prayers....and brings you close to Him, whether you are ready for it or not.
(Ask me about praying for responsibility and being a bull later)
Anyways, suffice it to say I have learned a lot about myself and God in the past few years..still learning, but at least I know my thumbs from my pinkies, most of the time.
Back to the How and Why..I have learned over the years, that I don't really put half a heart into anything. When I choose to do something, I go full tilt (I know a lot of people like this). I usually forget about the brakes and just hit the gas.
But I have found that I can go full bore for the right reasons, and work toward the right purposes to make a difference. I have found that by going about my tasks with God in my heart helps to guide my path...that I can put my head down and go full bore and not be knocked off the correct course.
Choosing the "Hows" and "Whys" of the tasks take care of the "Whats" and the "Whens". These are things that I do not have to worry about. God takes care of them and puts me exactly where I need to be, when I need to be there.
He may not place me there when I want, but he is never late.
More later, I have bored you enough...