If You Love Something, Set it Free

March 17th, 2013 Comments

Questions and Answers“A vision is not taught, it is caught.” But I’ve learned that it is a slippery little creature and if you get distracted, it runs away. If you love it, set it free – if it comes back, it’s yours. If it doesn’t come back, it never was.

About a year ago I was talking to a friend about the mundane situations we found ourselves in. At one time, we had dreams of changing the world, but suddenly we both found ourselves in the daily grind of just trying to make a living.

At the time, I’d just surrendered to the concept that I am not the provider for my family, that is God’s job. My role is to be faithful, on a daily, if not moment by moment basis. His role is to provide the tools, vision, activities, and resources for me to be used by Him. In my faithfulness, God will provide the means and methods. So, if He wants me to perform mundane tasks, exciting tasks, change the world, or not change the world – that is His choice, not mine.

If God wants me to live in poverty, or wealth, what concern of that is it to me?

One of my fears, as I related it to my friend, is that I will forget the original vision(s) God put on my heart.  What if I get so wrapped up in the day-to-day existence of the mundane tasks now before me, that I forget the great and creative ideas that have traversed my mind?

And then it occurred to me, If God can resurrect a soul and restore a life in eternity, certainly it is nothing to re-implant a vision or creative idea. Sometimes I live with this idea that resources are scarce and ideas are fleeting. But they aren’t. In fact, we’re told that “all good things come from God – and “there is nothing new under the Sun.”

All I have to do is trust, and He will bring it all together within the right time frame, and when I’m ready. It is my fear that causes me to push the vision and to hold on too tightly.

In fact, if we hold on too tightly, we can crush the very vision we hold precious. This vision is a part of a grander plan, and I’m but a player in this arena. It isn’t my plan and I’m not the only one who wants to see it succeed.


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