A storm was brewing outside and the air hot and sticky. Inside, the drone of the voices rose and fell like waves. The day was moving forward at a snail’s pace.
As I walked around, I wondered “What remarkable things does God intend for me to do?” Surely, there is more than just working behind the scenes and doing the mundane, repetitious tasks that no longer challenge my brain.
Speaking of my brain, there are some days that I seem to be in major high gear, with the creativity flowing like the endless spout of fountain drinks at the fast food restaurant. Other days, my brain feels as though it is waterlogged and trying to stay afloat in grainy quicksand. Where is the balance? How do I find that middle ground where I am productive and happy, but not worked to the point of being overwhelmed?
Where does one draw the line and determine that there is more to life than shuffling papers and deleting endless junk email? What will it take to make changes?
Recently, I made the decision to do something totally out of the box for me. I am the safe one, remember? The one who doesn’t take chances, who doesn’t rock the boat, and certainly doesn’t lead the charge. A brilliant idea for a product was dropped into my mind one night while I was at church during worship.
Now let me clarify. When I say, “dropped into my mind” that was exactly what happened. It was as if a drone from heaven descended upon my head and just as Neo in The Matrix, the idea was instantly downloaded to my brain by what can only be described as divine interruption.
Immediately, I sat down and began to draw out what I could see in my mind’s eye. The details were precise and although my drawing certainly lacked any polish or skill, the design definitely matched what was downloaded to me.
So, I began an out of the box journey of pursuing my idea, investing in some serious money, and formulating a plan to market what had been entrusted to me. The process is time-consuming and sometimes the future seems so distant. But I keep my hopes alive by knowing that what I have been given is a gift!
It is a gift that will make other’s lives easier. Not something mind-bending, nothing spectacular or life-changing, but something that will be used every day and will probably seem boring to many.
Boring? Yes, those days will always be with us at times. But stepping out and taking a chance, risking money and time, is a challenge to me. One that I have tremendous faith will pan out and will create new revenue and income for me. I won’t stop at one idea. I want more and as the scripture says, “He that has been faithful over little will become ruler over much.” (my paraphrase of Luke 16:10)
Expecting and waiting, going from mundane to magnificent, it is the period in between the mundane and the magnificent that will prove my reliability and faithfulness to my Father’s plan.
Stay tuned for more details as I am able to release them!