“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know what we could be.”
Are you that someone?
In recent years, I have found my writing and my studies to have become quite simple.
Simple, not as in a belittling approach to anyone else.
Simple for me.
In my own mindset, the simple things in life require so much time to analyze and figure out, that one rarely has time to consider the complex.
A mother’s love.
If you are a mother, find someone and try to explain it.
If you are not a mother, then ask a mother to explain it.
The explanation given will not define the depth of a mother’s love.
Something or someone that motivates you or someone else to take action?
It is much more than that.
I was listening to a taped broadcast of the comedian and actor, Robin Williams, trying to explain the process of creativity and inspiration.
It just happens.
When it happens, you just know it.
As I am looking out my window and typing, I take notice of simple things.
What causes the very tall hardwood to grow straight?
Why are leaves green and the sky blue?
By me not knowing the answers to these questions, does that negate that the tree is straight, the leaves green and the sky blue?
Do I enjoy them any less because I cannot explain why the tall tree grows green leaves and why they reach to the sky and the sky is so beautiful?
If someone were to ask you, “Why do you love me?”
You can go through a litany of physical attributes and personality traits, but if that is the level of depth, then I would question your love.
If you stammer, stutter, clear your throat, and then blurt out, “I do! I just do!”
Now that is love.
Unexplainable yet undeniable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson gives an insight in the quote as written previously.
“Our chief want…”
From birth to death we are looking for someone who will inspire us.
To be like them?
To be like, who you already are.
At times, when I have attempted to explain Psalm 139 to a group of college age students, I get discombobulated.
I cannot explain how they are “fearfully and wonderfully made”, yet I believe it with all my heart.
I cannot explain how that God, “saw each of their days before there was one.”, yet I believe it with everything that is within me.
Nor can I explain how another person comes into our life and inspires us.
Because they recognize what God has put within us.
They move past everything else and they recognize and acknowledge the creativity of the creator.
When a person, blind from birth, falls in love, what do they fall in love with?
It is almost an enviable place.
They do not see the other person at all.
They come to know the other person.
For who they are.
Ask God to bring someone into your life who will inspire you to be that which has already been placed within you to be.
Be that someone who will recognize another person for who they are.
You, or any of us, should want them to be only one person.
Who they are.
And then, all you have to be, simply put, is someone that will.
“So encourage each other to build each other up, just as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (TLB)