Subsequent Inspiration by Linda Rondeau
“The remarkable thing about spiritual initiative is that the life and power come after we ‘get up and get going.’ God does not give us overcoming life—He gives us life as we overcome.” — Oswald Chambers
Chambers wrote these words a long time ago. How did he know I’d be so tired today I couldn’t think straight?
How am I supposed to inspire others when I can’t get inspired about what to make for supper?
There are days I think inspiration has permanently left the building.
I’m a cancer survivor. Chemo and radiation treatments left me with permanent side effects of fatigue and memory loss. I count myself fortunate because I am 100 percent in remission. The side effects pale when I think of the alternative.
However, these drawbacks do impact my daily life. I tend to limit my to-do list according to how I feel when I wake up. That’s not what God wants.
But I don’t feel inspired today, Lord!”
I fail to remember the body eventually falls into sync with the mind. Inspiration is not a prerequisite to productivity.
The get-up-and-go mentality comes after we get up and go.
This is true in the spiritual realm as well. There are days I don’t really feel inspired to read my Bible. Yet, God inspires me within a few verses after I start. Sometimes I don’t know what to pray. When I begin, God reminds me of what I need to pray about and for whom I need to pray.
God inspires most when I feel the least motivated. All I need to do is trust and start.
Award winning author Linda Wood Rondeau writes to demonstrate our worst past, surrendered to God, becomes our best future. A veteran social worker, Linda resides in Hagerstown, Maryland. Visit her web site www.lindarondeau.com or contact the author on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus and Goodreads.