After A Flash of Inspiration, What’s Next? (4)

After A Flash of Inspiration, What’s Next? (4)

Today we will look at the final part of 14 questions that will help you clarify your steps after having a flash of inspiration.

For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery. – Ecclesiastes 8:6

12. Who are my partners?

Taking time to answer all the questions above will also help to determine the kind of people you would need as partners or running mates. Knowing your own areas of strengths and weaknesses is a critical factor in determining whom you seek to partner with you and what skills set you require to deliver on the assignment.

13. What preparations are required?

You will also need to determine the kind of preparation you would need in order to deliver effectively on your assignment. What skills you need to acquire, what training you need to subscribe for, what habit you need to acquire/shed etc, etc.

14. What knowledge is required?

Acquisition of relevant knowledge is an aspect of preparation. But it deserves to be treated as an independent factor so that it is not abandoned altogether. You need to know the range of information you will require to execute your assignment successfully. You also need to know where you can access this information, whether they are formal or informal settings. What are those things you need to know even before you start? What are the ones you need to acquire on the go?

All these are questions you would have to answer verifiably to insure your inspiration and ensure that it does not end as “one of those ideas” we all have and don’t give attention to until we see someone else running and thriving with it.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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After A Flash of Inspiration, What’s Next? (3)

After A Flash of Inspiration, What’s Next? (3)

Below is the third instalment of the series on 14 questions that will help you clarify your steps after having a flash of inspiration.

For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery. – Ecclesiastes 8:6

  1. When is the time?

Timing is a strategic factor in all endeavours that can either make or mar its outcome. Knowing the time to start, the time to move, the time to charge, the time to pause, the time to withdraw, the time to quit, etc, requires more than an average thinking.

  1. What is my source?

Knowing what gives you inspiration, energy and drive will help you know what to do or where to go whenever you are running dry and need to replenish. So you need to identify your source of creative energy before launching out, so as not to get bewildered and cut off in midway. You should also be able to identify how best you access your source of creative energy.

  1. What are the resources?

Knowing the resources that are needed to effectively perform your tasks helps you to know what to look for and what to spend on. By having a holistic inventory of all you need to fulfil your assignment, you are better positioned to kick off on a sure footing. Even if you don’t have all of them at the moment, you know when you would need what and what you can do to improvise along the way.

  1. Who are my mentors?

A careful consideration of all the factors above would help you to identify who you should seek for counsel in your assignment. You would have also determined what you need to take them on so that you don’t get there and start rambling on irrelevances, wasting both their time and yours in the process. It is always advisable to have highlighted all the other factors before rushing to mentors.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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After A Flash of Inspiration, What’s Next? (2)

After A Flash of Inspiration, What’s Next? (2)

Here is the second part of the series on 14 questions that will help you clarify your steps after having a flash of inspiration.

For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery. – Ecclesiastes 8:6

  1. Who are the targets?

You must be able to define your audience, your market or the class of people whom your assignment (campaign, products, and services) will benefit. This is very critical because the success/failure of your offering, nay your fulfilment/frustration as a pioneer, are largely dependent on identifying the group of people who need your idea or would benefit from your assignment, and then taking your campaign to them.

  1. What is the scope?

Knowing the scope of your assignment will also save you a lot of stress and frustration. The scope of your offering may be within your locality, it may also be within your state, region, nation, or continent. Knowing this will help you to plan your move and your scale of operations.

  1. What is the platform?

The platform is the means/channel through which you want to execute your action or pass your message to your audience, target, market etc. You need to determine what platform is most suitable to reach your target. And you can’t determine this until you have taken time to study your audience very well such that you know their tastes and preferences.

  1. What are the modus?

You need also to take time to plan your modus operandi. How do you intend to pass your message across in a way that it would be effectively understood? How would you deliver your offering so that it would be warmly received by your target? How…? How…? How…? The modus questions help you to take care of all matters pertaining to impact in your delivery.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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After A Flash of Inspiration, What’s Next? (1)

After A Flash of Inspiration, What’s Next? (1)

Today we will begin a four-part series on 14 questions that will help you clarify your steps after having a flash of inspiration.

For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!1 Corinthians 9:16

We all get a flash of inspiration or an idea to do or run with something from time to time. If you don’t get on it right there and then, some of these ideas thaw in intensity and later disappear into oblivion, some remain subdued at our sub-consciousness, while some are nagging and clamouring for immediate treatment.

It seems there are more cases of the first two categories above than there are the third. And even in the event of the persistent third, it takes some process to transport an idea from the realm of intangibility to the sphere of concrete reality. A course of action is required to transform an inspiration into an expression, a move into a movement.

Below are 14 questions that will help you to clarify your thoughts and define your steps on what to do after a bout of inspiration:

  1. What is the assignment?

Answering this question will help you to clearly define and have an insight on what exactly you are required to do.

  1. What are the tasks?

This will help you to identify the tasks that are involved in the assignment. The tasks are the bits and pieces of things you will have to do to ensure that you are on track of executing the assignment.

  1. What is the purpose?

Knowing the purpose of your assignment will give you a sense of location and direction. It is soothing to the mind to know that one’s actions are premised on a motive that is considered noble or charitable. Knowing the purpose of your assignment gives you a sense of significance for being a contributor to the advancement of mankind. And when the chips are down, it also gives you reasons to go on.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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There is Something About This Year!

There is Something About This Year!

‘In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession. – Leviticus 25:13

It dropped into my spirit man yesterday morning that there is something about this year and the fulfilment of dreams or long-held desires. I was doing my toiletries when I started to recollect the many scenarios and numerous testimonies about dreams and prayer requests of many years coming to fruition this year alone.

There is ample time for you to start up on that idea or resume work on that abandoned project. You don’t need to wait for all the resources you need to start or continue; nor should you wait for encouragement from anyone. God Himself is committed to giving you the push you need to start and the momentum you require to finish well. So don’t disqualify yourself by talking yourself out of it or get bogged down in what is popularly called ‘paralysis by analysis’; trying to figure out all the fine details you need to tick off before you do anything. You will be doing no one any good by so doing, let alone yourself.

For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2). That is the word of God to you at this time. And the smart thing to do is to run with it without looking back, then you will see how faithful God can be.

There is a grace for fulfilment in the air for anyone who wishes to latch on to it; so don’t be left out. Take advantage of it now by pursuing your dream or take some steps of faith.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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How Big is Your God?

How Big is Your God?

How Big is Your God?

The anecdote below asks a very pertinent question on the bigness of God vis-a-vis the human carriers of His Personality.

This is a story about a little girl who, on the way home from church, turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, the Preacher’s sermon this morning confused me.”

The mother said, “Oh! Why is that?

The girl replied, “Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?”

“Yes, that’s true,” the mother replied.

“He also said that God lives within us. Is that true too?”

Again, the mother replied, “Yes.”

“Well,” said the girl. “If God is bigger than us and He lives in us, wouldn’t He show through?”

Read this again…Think…

— Author Unknown

Meditation: till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;Ephesians 4:13

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. – Genesis 17:1

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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