Many of us have had it. That amazing idea, thought, or dream that may seem just a bit crazy to everyone else. Yet, every ounce of you believes that you can make it happen. I heard one of my favorite pastors say once that there are good ideas and there are God ideas. This idea of yours is definitely a God idea. But there’s only thing. You’re the only who believes in it.
We often want affirmation to bring validation to who we are. If we’re being honest, affirmation feels good and gives us confidence. Whether that’s you being a good parent, a good student, a good employee, or a good spouse. An encouraging word feeds our soul and can push us to be that much better. Yet what do you do when there’s no on there to affirm you?
What happens if you’re the only one to encourage you? What happens when you get that thought so good that it makes you laugh out loud. Not because it’s funny, but because it’s so amazing and you can really see it working. But yet…you’re the only one.
What will you do if there’s not one single other person that fully supports your idea? I can’t imagine how uncomfortable it was for many of the well-known inventors of our past who created something that at the time seemed absurd to everyone else. Or for the people who we now view as amazing people of faith but in the moment, to everyone else, they seemed a bit “off.” (Ever hear of Noah and that big ship of his?)
You could very well be one thought away from your next big idea that will propel you into your purpose. But what will you do if no one else is there to push you over the finish line?
If I may, I encourage you to believe, trust, and go.
Believe you can do it.
Trust it’ll work out.
Go after it.
Believe you were created for a time such as this (Esther 4:14), trust that all things will work themselves out for good (Romans 8:28), and go after it with all the courage you have (Joshua 1:9).
Go forward and live in your purpose! Even if you’re the only one.