Inspiration without Perspiration..

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Most of us would have made very many resolutions, inspired by the Holy Spirit, at the dawn of the New Year, setting new goals for building the kingdom of God in 2013. Now that 10 days of 2013 have already passed by, let us take the time to reflect on what exactly we have done to accomplish these goals. Thomas Edison, one of the greatest scientists the world has ever seen, soon after the discovery of the electric bulb, remarked that a genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. In my spiritual experiences spanning over four decades, I have found this to be true even in accomplishing tasks for God.

Close up of electric  tungsten bulb illuminating

Millions across the world are inspired by the Holy Spirit to attempt and accomplish great and mighty things for God. Their inspiration however, soon withers away, as they are not willing to perspire or toil hard, for the fulfillment of the goals inspired by the Holy Spirit. Some cite repeated failures or earlier reverses as the reason for their hesitation to start working. Edison confessed that he had attempted 3000 theories, before he could successfully invent the electric bulb .He never gave up though he failed during the previous 2999 attempts. Satan will use our past failures to discourage us, and make us disregard the inspirations of the Holy Spirit. He will even dishearten us, bringing to mind, our past sufferings in our endeavors for God, where God has remained silent and is yet to answer us. The divine calling of Moses should ignite us to action! At 80, when life seemed waning and wasted as a shepherd in the wilderness of Midian for 40 years, the Almighty God called Moses for one of the greatest missions He had for any human being.

Yes! We are not finished as yet. He still wants to use us! That is why the Holy Spirit has inspired us with new goals for God in the New Year. There are those who feel that there is no need to rush, as there remains yet another 355 days of 2013! They should be mindful of St. James warning: Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away (James 4:14 NASB).

So let us take that first step forward. Our Heavenly Father, who inspired us through the love of His son Jesus Christ, will empower us with His Spirit to accomplish the goals He has set before us.

Praise the Lord !

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