I returned this past week from the Christian Bookseller's Convention in Orlando where I premiered my latest book, The Price of Leadership. (You can order a copy here.) Since I have returned, I have had many people ask me how I find the time to write. Maybe you were thinking the same thing. Well, even if you were not, that is what I am going to address this week, so read on and see what I have to say!
I find the time to write because I have tapped into divine energy. There is a formula but it's not a secret formula and you can access it just like I can. The formula, if there is one, is found in Paul's letter to the Ephesians:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, . . . (3:20).
I have learned simply to rely on the power that is at work in me. It's that simple. It's in work in me and in us and that means you. But if it's available to all, why don't more people have it? More importantly, why don't you have it?
You may not have this energy because you have not tapped into your divine purpose. And when you do and that energy is activated, you then find energy for all kindso of creative expressions. You use your time more effectively and you have the incentive to move past your fears to try new things and then keep on trying and improving.
There are a two other tips I can offer here, so let me do what and wrap up for this week:
1. I ask for wisdom when I write and create. According to James,
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do" (1:5-8).
2. I remember what Proverbs teaches and that is that wisdom is basically understanding of how to do new things in fresh ways (or old things in fresh ways):
"I [wisdom] was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth. Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind" (Proverbs 8:27-31).
I figure if wisdom could help shape the earth and all of creation, then it can help me write my books or daily devotionals. All I have to do is ask and believe, as long as I am connected to my purpose activities. This week why not ask for wisdom and believe that you have received it? Stop fighting what you have been considering and take steps to do it. While you do that, I will be writing every day, trusting that God is answering my prayer for wisdom to create, which releases my creative energy. Have a great week!
PURPOSECOACH: Years ago, I had a program called The Seven Steps of a PurposeQuest that I used to coach many people with great results. I feel impressed to resurrect that program. There is a cost ($699) but I am personally involved to coach and walk you through each step. If you are interested, drop me an email and let's get started.
LAST CALL FOR BASEBALL: The Kenyan fundraiser is this coming Tuesday. If you need a place to invest $1,000, you can come to the game, enjoy a fun night and know that you are supporting Kenyan widows and orphans in the process. I need to hear from you today if you want to do.