Usually when I start writing an article for example, I usually do not have all the details. I will have a picture of what I want to write about, but not all the details. The details will always flow once I start writing or typing the article. Sometimes I will get these inspirations from nowhere. For instance, I could be on my desk let’s saying watching a movie, and boom this inspiration will strike out, and I will stop the movie and write down that inspiration on my notebook. I usually like to write these inspirations, ideas, or insights on my notebook rather than typing them first. It saves me from the hassle of having so many pieces of documents saved on my computer folders. It makes it easier for me to refer back. And I will assign a temporary subject for each inspiration I get, but also leave enough space just in case more inspiration about that subject will come again.
Therefore each time I get this inspiration, I will write it down, and then continue what I was doing. This is because I don’t write throughout the day; besides, who does that when you have all these other life endeavors in life? I have a daily schedule timetable of when to focus on writing.
These inspirations normally when they come I have to connect them somehow. So when my time to write comes, I will sit down on my desk and go through the notebooks to refer to the inspiration that I have already written down. Sometimes I won’t need it; sometimes I would just start writing from scratch and come up with a new different idea, or insight.
But what I have learned is that the minute I start typing and continue with the flow, more inspirations will come, details will start to flow. And it makes the process so much fun; there are some days I don’t even want to be interrupted, because it would flow so beautiful. There are days that I struggle, but I never let it stress me out. I will take a break and maybe get myself a cup of tea, and come back again and give it another try. When I go for a second cup of tea, and come back again and there is still no flow of creativity and inspiration, I will change desk position, or move to another room, or pray. But if it continues to be a struggle, then I would stop forcing it, and just pick another subject to write about. And maybe later on, another day I will go back to it again.
When I go with the flow, when everything is easily flowing, I usually come up with really good writing contents. Even though most of the time we write what we know, but sometimes you can know something but still struggle to put it together in an effective way. And I give God credit for everything I have ever written that turned out to be outstanding. To me I looked at it as a gift and I cannot resist giving credit to God. And when it starts to flow I feel creative. Things I could not connect with my natural mind at that particular time, I would be able to connect, and actually it gets connected for me during the flow, and all I would be doing is that typing.
Imagine in life, in some areas, if we decide to go with the flow and trust God has got our back and everything in our lives are under His control. Sometimes I sit down and tell myself, if I can only go with flow, just like when I do during my writing sessions, and stop worrying and care, and just go with the flow, maybe good things will come around just like when they do when I’m writing. Life is a gift, is a God-given gift also; why is it then sometimes things have to be so difficult? Is it because we want to control everything?
I tell you, fear of uncertainty can steal your joy, peace, health and so on. In the Bible in the book of Job chapter 3 verse 25 to 26, Job said “What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true. I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest; only trouble comes.” There are so many Bible scriptures and passages that warn us; do not fear or worry, have faith. It looks like if we continue focusing on our worries, troubles, fears, that’s what will happen to us because we keep expecting them to happen. So we need to change our focus.
The best thing we can do for ourselves is like this scripture in the first book of Peter chapter 5 reading from verse 6 to 7, and it says, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” In other Bible version it says, “If you will humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, in His good time He will lift you up. Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.”
Sometimes all we need is to sit back and enjoy the ride; just go with the flow. Don’t pay attention to the stuff you are going through, they can be traps to slow us or destruct us. Just focus on the results you want to get and see the positive side of it. I am not saying you should do nothing, while you continue with your plans and goals; continue to take action steps, but instead of getting destructed of the worries and maybe on the how’s they are going to happen, get that faith back because you never know.
The moment you decide to rest and trust everything is going to work out, and go with the flow, it is as if that’s when God goes to work and make things happen for you. So if you were searching for answers then boom, you get your answer you were looking for, or that phone call you have been waiting for, or you bump to someone who can connect you to right person.
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