Today’s post comes from our regular contributor David Etim, who is writing from Lagos, Nigeria. He shares with us the many ways he finds inspiration on his spiritual journey. His wisdom comes from a deeply Christian perspective, and also holds value for us all. It is also a beautiful transition from our theme of inspiration to next month’s theme of blessings.
Progress gives inspiration. And inspiration? That is what allows me to make my way towards greatness.
I have found inspiration in looking at what Gloria Copeland says,
Even if it seems costly at the time, always do what God puts in your heart to do. Your whole future may depend on it.
I found inspiration too in what is written in the Bible. Hebrews 10:35 says,
Do not lose your courage, then, because it brings with it a great reward.
And in my own life’s progress I have found inspiration. On my birthday last month, I was given a number of gifts including an additional job and a self-contain apartment in a parsonage. These were great progress in my life and gifts from God.
God has used this providential turn of events to teach me to know God better, to become more obedient to God and to give me inspiration combined with steadfast persistence.
Finally, I find inspiration in the people God has sent to my life. God will always bring the right people, at the right time into my life, and their steady love for God and humanity are a constant inspiration to me.But there is more. Contact without inspiration is a waste and inspiration without improvement is a great waste as well. Take for instance, ever since I came in contact with Searching Sophia’s Pockets, there have been a tremendous improvement on my writing skills. This work inspires me too.
Inspiration is the key to aspiration. Inspiration averts expiration. Inspiration comes little by little developing my capacity and moving me to the next level. I enjoy this supernatural ride of divine inspiration, which enables me support my projects with the spirit.
Please celebrate the many sources of inspiration with me, and celebrate their source.
God is awesome! God is wonderful! God is All-Inspiring!