What inspires you? No really, think about it, what inspires you? For some of you, the answer might be nothing. But for others the answer cannot be put into words. Inspiration is everywhere. One place that has been inspiring me lately is the Bible.
I don’t want to sound overly spiritual or that I am a super Christian, but I have found myself inspired by the words of God. I find myself wanting to express what I just read. And I ask myself, how much do I share my inspiration with others? The answer to that question is not very much. And yet I think we should share our inspiration with others, we should be in constant conversation as to what is inspiring and moving us to create, to do, and to act.
Anyone who is inspired is moved, they are moved to do something. For some of us, we are inspired to do something because of the mistreatment of others. Hearing about situations in certain places where people are struggling inspires you to move. Others are inspired by a feeling or an emotion, moved to express this emotion or feeling in a painting, song, picture, etc… Others are inspired by a conversation, it inspires them to go and share with someone what they just talked about.
We are all inspired by something and compelled to move, compelled to take action and do something. But I wonder if we have lost or motivation to be inspired. I wonder if the amazement of life and beauty has lost its touch and we have become uninspired by the mountains that surround us? It is easy to do this. To become use to seeing something or hearing something and not think anything of it. In a society where our brains are overloaded with bright lights and graphics it is easy to miss inspiration.
I ask you this question again, what inspires you? I want to know, no I really mean it, I want to know. Because I want to know, I want you to go to our blog and I want you to respond to the post called “Inspiration” I want you share what inspires you. Whether that is through a picture, a song, or a word, What Inspires you?
Here is what inspires me:
jon foreman The Myriad
david crowder band Radiohead
sufjan steven Coldplay
Psalm 41 Psalm 55
Psalm 118 Proverbs 1
Rob Bell Matt Chandler
Mark Drischoll Francis Chan
Tim Keller John Piper
The Pursuit of God