You can be inspired by God. He can inspire you with what to say or what to write. He can inspire you on decisions to make given a set of choices that are before you. The Holy Spirit can inspire you in what direction to take in the day and for your life.

You can’t be led by the Spirit of God unless you listen to the Spirit of God. “For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Romans 8:14 AMP).

To be inspired, you must first believe that you can be. There is a higher faith that is available only with a little faith, and you must exercise that faith to grow to something higher. Even if you only believe a little, that is enough. The principle of the mustard seed says big things come from a small faith.

Pray first for faith that your next prayer will have legs to stand on. “A man cannot please God unless he has faith. Anyone who comes to God must believe that He is. That one must also know that God gives what is promised to the one who keeps on looking for Him” (Hebrews 11:6 NLV).

To be inspired for big things, you must first exercise your inspiration in little things. I started out being spired on things to write. Every day I would get a beautiful inspiration. You, too, need to seek in what small ways God longs to inspire you. Let the Holy Spirit reach you.

The most significant thing you can do is in doing every small thing God calls you to do. “So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do” (2 Thessalonians 1:11 NLT).

Getting inspired is not attained by your efforts because the source of the inspiration is not you. It will be the Lord who inspires, and it will be by His efforts the inspiration will come. There is no textbook you can read or program you can take that will accomplish what only God can do.

If you want to be inspired by God, you must put down the materials of man. Jesus promised, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you” (John 14:26 NASB).

While we cannot cause the inspiration, we can be in a place where we are more likely to receive one. You can get under the anointing to be prepared for the revelation. We often think anointing oil is symbolic, but it is more than that and properly applied carries the anointing from heaven.

You will not walk in your anointing until you first sit in His presence. “But you have an anointing from the Holy One [you have been set apart, specially gifted and prepared by the Holy Spirit], and all of you know [the truth because He teaches us, illuminates our minds, and guards us from error]” (1 John 2:20 AMP).

Get by yourself and anoint yourself with an anointing oil set apart for this purpose. Quiet your mouth and quiet your mind so that the Lord can whisper when you are ready. We get into prayer to reach God, and it will be in prayer that God can reach us. Don’t rush the Lord on His timing.

Don’t wait to be inspired; pray to be inspired. Paul asked believers to be “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel” (Ephesians 6:18-19 NKJV).

Be willing to let the inspiration be born out of nothing from you and only delivered by God. Don’t go to God with your list and expect that He will only be willing to choose from your options. The very nature of inspiration is it never came from you. Ask for an answer you don’t expect.

Clever thinking hinders divine inspiration. “For it will not be just you speaking, but the Spirit of your heavenly Father speaking through you” (Matthew 10:20 CJB).

Beware the inspiration that agrees with your flesh. Know that the deception of your mind can develop a counterfeit for the voice of God that sounds right but isn’t right with God or heaven in its source. Don’t let your flesh rule your spiritual life, or your spiritual life will be rotten to the core.

If ever your flesh agrees, beware. “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another… But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law” (Galatians 5:17-18 NKJV)

Don’t worry about what man says when God is talking. The most brilliant men on earth who were leaders in the church of their days were complicit in the deaths of the prophets and even of the Lord Jesus Christ. Popular opinion cannot sway the oracles of God or the inspiration He gives to your heart.

So long as you are controlled by the opinions of man, the Lord cannot do very much through you. Jesus preached the truth, popular or not. “From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more” (John 6:66 NKJV).

An inspired writer never has to worry about writer’s block. The source of inspiration is a fountain never-ending. All we must do is place ourselves before it. We need not worry about what will come next, but will we be willing to receive it. If not us, then it will go to someone else.

If God has called you to something, do it. “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 NKJV).

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius

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