And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. (Habakkuk 2:2)
Lately, I find myself totally uninspired. I can't write anything. I can't create anything. The ideas do not come to me. I do not know where to begin. It's like I have hit a mental brick wall.
It came to me this morning that part of my problem is a lack of vision. Until I know where I am headed, I cannot begin. With anything creative, I must see it beforehand. Even laying out all the requirements of the task doesn't help. They become just so many items on a list, almost making the job harder instead of easier.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (Habakkuk 2:3)
I try thinking it out, sorting what needs to be done. Sometimes I take a general stab at it. But I don't really know where I'm going, what I'm trying to do, and it's time spent wasted. It leaves me with a headache, exhausted.
I refuse to become frustrated because this happens to everyone at some point. Waiting is the only therapy. I must sit patiently and ride this out. I sit knowing each day is time I should spend being productive. Yet there is no other option; I must believe that the vision will come.
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. (Matthew 4:28-29)
I rose up this morning with finally the grain of an idea in my head. It has taken me days to get this far. But that one grain is right now like a great light. It gives me hope to complete what is set before me. For today, it is enough.
Maybe tomorrow I will complete this. Maybe it will be the day after. Who knows! In the mean time, I will allow this idea time and space to grow for ideas germinated are always way better than those forced into being.
Suzanne Williams Photography
Suzanne Williams is a native Floridian, wife, and mother, with a penchant for spelling anything, who happens to love photography.