10.21.2015

Swatting the HOWs

 
HOW ... ?
Do ever find yourself bogged down in  the creative journey
by the nagging question of HOW?
Now, just to be clear, I'm not talking about the classic WHY question. 
Forward motion toward a goal shows that you've that 
you've settled the WHY. 
But just when you're really going for it, that's when HOW rears its ugly head.

HOW will I find time?
HOW will I convince friends and family? 
HOW will I pay the bills?
HOW will I ever be able to finish?
HOW will I create a following?
HOW will I find a buyer?

I don't know if you've experienced this, but I can tell you from first hand experience - 
the HOWs begin to swarm like wasps, and eventually, they kill the creativity. 
D. E. A. D.
 
This week, my reading in 2 Kings 7 showed me an example of someone else who 
got stuck on how. It didn't work out so well for him. 
Something similar happened to Zechariah in Luke 1.

Consider this advice from D. L. Moody:
"If you would believe, you must crucify the question, 'How?'"

Let's swat away the HOWs, friends, and persevere in the work we are called to do.


SIDE NOTES:
-Further pondering verses here.
-Free copy of D. L. Moody's book, Notes From My Bible, here
(see page 58)
-* Photo taken last weekend at a local pumpkin patch. This is a really complimentary portrayal of ironweed,which begins its bloom time right around my birthday and goes to the hardest frost.
-And just for fun, this made me laugh so, so hard...



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