Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to allow inspiration to take the place of aspiration. When we do this, the message tells us, there will always be plenty of work for us to do.
Job 32:8 tells us: “But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.” The power of inspiration can elevate whatever you’re doing. That’s how we get all those awesome recipes, beautiful clothes, jewelry, decor, etc. The difference between aspiration and inspiration is, first, who is in control (God or you/Spirit or flesh), and the second factor is time. Are you rushing, hurriedly, or are you at peace and working at the right pace. The right pace is the one that gets you through from beginning to end, one step at a time. Remember what Jesus said about His yoke being easy and His burden being light. It stops being a struggle when you go it one step at a time.
Aspiration can bind us to time constraint, fear, doubt, and failure. All those things limit us. Interestingly, the word “aspiration,” in medical terms, is not a good one. It means you have taken a foreign object into your airway or lungs. This can cause death. That means, what your’e doing can “suck the life right out of you.”
Keeping the power of inspiration involves making the choice not to settle for mere aspiration. And, step one of keeping your inspiration, is to put inspiration first on your list, in regard to whatever you’re doing. “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:6)
Make the choice to be inspired by love, which is what God is. I think that’s one of the reasons we’re told to do everything as if unto the Lord. Allowing love to inspire us, empowers us to envision the joy, peace, love, etc., in the end result. This, in turn, brings life into the whole thing.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 12, 2020, 3:31 p.m.