I feel out of ideas

Before I get a lecture I know that it isn’t supposed to be my ideas, but God’s ideas. But right now I feel like whoever comes up with the ideas is calling in sick. I am trying to figure out what to go with this Wednesday night and I can’t quite put my finger on it.

I have announced and even started planning a Doug Fields study about family, but the more I work on it the more I just don’t feel like pursing it. It isn’t that I feel like it is bad, but it just isn’t something that gets my heart racing. Part of it is that I have this idea for a study that won’t quite formulate, and it seems to be creating a log jam.

The idea is this: IS IT WORKING

That is what I want to talk about. When you look around at your life and the things that you are trying to do is it working. Trying to find that perfect date, is that working for you? Trying to get all the latest stuff–is that working for you. Trying to be popular–is that working? I want to take each of those ideas and then talk about how what you are searching for is actually God. 

But that study will take more time than I have between now and Wednesday so right now I am putting off the decision of whether or not I am going to scrap the whole family thing. So I am trying to find some other ideas, but they just seem to be stuck.

3 thoughts on “I feel out of ideas

  • February 25, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    I know this is a little bit off topic, but I can relate to the point of not have ideas. I am swimming in my idealessness right now. I pray for God to grant me the wisdom and desire to create and plan but at the moment I have nothing….I think I am tired…wore out and hungry for something more than what I’ve experienced.

  • February 25, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    As planners and visioners(?), we tend to think about the topics we teach a lot more than our students do. So even when we’re played out in an area, they may not be. Which is tough, because showing passion for what we’re doing is key… and it’s hard to be passionate when we’re tired or, gulp, bored.

    What kills me is when we’ve cooked up an idea, but then are forced to wait on it like Shane. Sometimes I play with the idea so much in my head that by the time we get to execute it, I’m ready to move on. Does this make sense?

    I guess the my point is that even when we feel unoriginal, it still might be something new to the kids.

  • February 25, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Most of the time when I am out of ideas (like now) it is because I have stopped reading and learning. Right now I am learning lots of new computer programs, but little on the Bible front and that may be the cause of my problem.


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