WELCOME BACK – It’s always a pleasure to DSC_0384share my thoughts with you.  I trust that you will enjoy my two minute read on inspiration. My objective is to give you something that will inspire and equip you to cope with the issues of a sometimes difficult world.  Due to the depth of this subject, I’m going to post it in two parts. Next week I’ll continue with Part II. 

Inspiration is like the currents of life. It flows uninterrupted in search of a final resting place.  Our heavenly Father gave us all an ample supply of motivation; sufficient to meet the dynamics of every individual.  Many people have asked what inspired me to become an airplane pilot. Likewise, others have asked what has motivated me to write my book, Living Life.  I have chosen these two topics to annunciate physical versus spiritually driven inspirations.  The bible is filled with inspirational stories, but to experience the true meaning of these narratives they must be moved from a historical perspective into a practical set of circumstances.

Let’s take the story of Adam and Eve.  Adam’s desire to please Eve was physically motivated by his wife.  And why not, in today’s world she would truly carry the title of Mrs. Universe.  Adam was, in fact, married to the most beautiful woman on the face of this earth. However, his willingness to please her resulted in their spiritual disobedience to God.  In response to this, they were cast out of the Garden of Eden. They were then driven into a world filled with sin and spiritual darkness. Inspiration springs from subjective, objective or simultaneous input.  Lesson – Your inspirations must be spiritually motivated, inspired by God through the Holy Spirit and pleasing to Him.

My dream to pilot an airplane was motivated by my personal desire to prove two things: mentally that I could manage an airplane through every phase of flight and physically my fine motor skills were sufficient to control the airplane through each of those phases.  I passed all the required tests – I carry a valid pilot’s license. I go to God’s throne of grace daily and offer thanksgiving to Him for the many blessings I have experienced through Him.  As I further contrast the physical versus spiritually driven inspirations, my point converges on these verses:  LessonTrust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Do not be wise in your own eye; fear the Lord and shun evil (Proverbs 3: 5 – 7).

Continued Next Week

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