Sunday, May 17, 2020

Steps to Inspired Success

When we are inspired by the Holy Spirit we have a wealth of ability with which to work. The word “inspire” literally means taking the spirit in. It means breathing in God’s spirit and there are many benefits to this that lead to success.

By inspiration God strengthens us: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Phillippians 4:13).  

He gives us understanding “But it is the spirit in man,
    the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand..” (Job 32:8)

One of the most important things to remember as we study Christian inspiration is that when we are inspired we are to use our inspiration for the glory of God and to do His will. 

Jesus tells us: "But see first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33). We must seek what he wants ignorer to be able to use his inspiration. 







There are 4 steps to achieving success through Christian inspiration:

1. Recognise that everything we have is from God and that everything we do should be to glorify the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  God gives us His Spirit and His inspiration to be used for His glory.  
God holds all wisdom so it is to him we must turn: “With God are wisdom and might;
    he has counsel and understanding” (Job 12:13)  


2. Ask God for the inspiration that you need.   “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matt. 7:7   Before we can be given the wisdom of God and his inspiration, we must first ask Him for it. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)

3. Plan to use the wisdom and Christian inspiration he gives you for his glory and his purpose.  Once we are given wisdom and inspiration, we have a tremendous responsibility to use it prudently.  Jesus Himself tells us: “Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” (Luke 12:48b).


4. Practice using Christian inspiration. Just like any skill we might learn, Christian inspiration is most effectively used long-term when we daily accept it.  When you are inspired or have an inspired thought about something you have been struggling with, write it down, or immediately put it into action.  When you use the Christian inspiration you are given, you place yourself in a good position to receive future inspiration. 

You have been given inspiration, so use it: “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)


Now you have 4 basic steps to Christian inspiration.  When you consistently apply these four steps, and spend time with the Lord Jesus Christ Himself on a daily basis, reading the Bible and praying, you will be able to tap into a nearly limitless supply of inspiration.  Look back at the Bible verses in this article study them and take them to heart.


All Bible quotations taken from English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


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