Have you ever been in a moment where you realize things are unfolding? Ideas slowly emerge. Clarity comes in brief increments. It is a moment of unfolding. The direction is not clear. The connections between the snip-its of ideas are not clear.
Those moments tend to provide two emotions for me: overwhelming energy at the creativity and frustration at the unknown. From experience, I know clarity will always come. It may take a week, a month, or in my case a couple of years. God gifts us with ideas that emerge at different times– a mere passing thought that occurs again at another point. Suddenly, the idea occurs more frequently.
Then one day, we realize that God has graced us with the gift of clarity. It is then that we are faced with a decision– to take steps in the direction of this Holy Spirit driven idea or to shove it away momentarily knowing it will again re-emerge in the future.
How do we wait in those moments of creativity? There is only one thing that sustains us– hope in prayer.
Have I ever experienced a moment of unfolding?
Living through that experience and reflecting on that experience, what did I learn about God’s gift of revelation to us?
Am I rooting my decisions and waiting period in prayer?