When Inspiration Isn’t Enough

by Cathy Baker

Welcome to our June series, Summer Snippets! 

Every Monday and Wednesday you’ll find a pithy post, perfect for hot summer days when a sip refreshes more than a guzzle. 


inspire [in-spahyuh r]: to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence.

Many of us land on the steps of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference in search of inspiration through newly forged friendships, positive appointments, and dynamic classes. Blue Ridge offers it all, but one bit of truth grounded my grandiose desires this year, and it was this: I can’t make anything happen. God is the Originator of all ideas. If we’re willing to do the hard work to see these ideas come to fruition, we can rest in knowing He goes before us, fully equipping us. He brings favor as He desires. He opens doors, and closes them. All for His glory.

Others inspire us
but only One indwells us
infusing our deepest desires with Sovereign power.

Take the desires you have placed on our hearts and bring them to fruition 
for Your glory 
in Your ways 
and in Your timing, 
for all personify a perfection we can trust. 

What/who has recently served as an inspiration to you?

Speaking of inspiration, (how’s that for a segue?) I’m thrilled to announce that I’m now a regular contributor to Inspire A Fire! In fact, my first post is today. I’d love for you to hop over and take a look. Mark your calendar (or subscribe via email on Inspire A Fire’s site!) I’ll post the first Monday of every month.

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

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