We all have that moment, where we have a thought. We aren’t sure if the thought is “just some crazy idea” or is it “God’s will”. You may have had this thought a few weeks ago, or a few years ago. The Point is, the thought was there and now it more then likely isn’t.
A great example is http://www.thnkwater.com, when Chris Webb had that thought. He had to decide if it was just a good idea or if it was the very will of God. In 26 days his water campaign raised $2333.00 forever changing the lives of over 100 people. What if Chris would have decided that it was just some silly idea and through the idea out? These 100 people would still live drinking filthy water every single day.
Another example is http://www.toms.com/ for every pair of shoes bought from this website a pair of shoes is given to a child in need “One for One”. What if Tom decided that this was a crazy idea and discounted the whole thing? There would be a lot of shoeless children.
Take David and Ali Graham’s situation. They had felt the Lord calling them to adopt. Time went by with much prayer and the fight between”God’s vision for us” and “Our vision for us” commenced. A few months ago The Graham’s decided to listen to the voice of God and adopt Sarah Rosemarie Graham. They have provided a new life for a child who would have otherwise had a not so love filled life.
So my challenge is this. Take that thought, that idea and really ask God if it’s from him. If so run with it, and I know in all certainty that you will touch so many lives for the kingdom of God, that in hindsight you will thank God that you listened and that the lives of others will be changed forever. After all, God’s plan is to bless others and make sacrifices that glorify Him.
There are many Biblical examples and also many real life examples. The truth of the matter is that God has told you something at some point in your life and you either chose to do it or not. So what is it? Will you revisit the vision he has given you?