Jesus made many outlandish statements. Here is one of them: “Apart from me you can do nothing.” But notice that Jesus did not say that apart from Him you cannot do anything. There is a huge difference.
People do a great deal apart from Jesus. They build organizations, acquire wealth, attain positions of honor and prestige. Apart from the love and direction of God’s Son, however, these accomplishments – Jesus said – amount to nothing. Nothing, then, is actually something … it’s something that’s nothing.
Every day I must check myself, making sure I’m connected to Christ, therefore living a life that is worthwhile. I want nothing to do with doing nothing.