[Five Minute Friday] Nothing

There I was, sitting on the floor in an empty room.
Shocked by myself.
I didn’t even know myself anymore.
I had just walked out on a crowd of people.
I could not bear the happiness anymore. All I felt was hatred, exhaustion, and such heaviness.
I had to leave.
After months and months of giving and pouring into people, events, schedules – I had nothing left to give.
I peered into this nothingness and knew I would have a long journey ahead of me.

Sometimes it might be necessary for us to hit rock bottom.
To realize our empty hands and even more, our thirsty, exhausted hearts.
To give in to our need to be filled first, to receive so that we can pass it on to others.
To discover again that there’s something there.
Something we’re passionate about, something we’ve learned and others can learn it from us.
Something that doesn’t drive us away from people, but actually right to where they are.

But it doesn’t come right away.
It takes time to walk through this nothingness, to process this feeling of emptiness.
And to get to the place, this fountain of life and abundance, ready to fill our empty souls and hands again with more than we can ever imagine or ask for.

One prompt. Write for five minutes flat and link up with fellow writers over at Lisa Jo Baker‘s Five Minute Friday!

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

5 thoughts on “[Five Minute Friday] Nothing”

  1. Your words were spot on to describe this feeling. So painful, but sometimes just what we need to tap into His power. This thought touched me: “It takes time to walk through this nothingness, to process this feeling of emptiness.”
    Great job with this post and I'm glad I found you on FMF. Happy Friday!

  2. Thanks so much for this – it was beautifully written and spoke to my heart – I have been right here for the past few months as I've struggled with depression. So thankful that He is the fountain of life!!!

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