“The solution to every problem is only an idea away.” — Portal to Genius
But what if you get the idea, and then forget what it was?
I was driving home one day and was pondering a really powerful “aha” moment. I thought, “Ooooh, I need to write that one down…” But by the time I could stop and commit the idea to paper, it was gone. It was one of those slippery fish that escaped before being speared by the pencil.
That really worried me, because every now and then I have a spark of inspiration that provides me with a thought, a word, a phrase, or something else that helps me see things differently and gives me a solution to a current challenge, usually a personal flaw for which I am seeking help to overcome.
So now I had a new personal flaw to worry about: the ability to remember the epiphanies that have the power to change my life, if I could only remember them when I need them the most!
Long story short, at that very moment when I sat there thinking, “There was something I was going to write down, because it was so profound… but what was it???” In only a few more moments a new thought came to my mind that helped restore my peace of mind.
If it’s important for the moment, God will bring it to mind. It’s already in my brain, everything I’ve ever thought, heard, said, saw, etc. is stored perfectly in my brain. Bob Proctor says in essence, “You have a perfect memory; you just may struggle with recall.”
My grand ideas that can lead to prosperity show up for a purpose, and if God wants me to utilize them, then I’ll trust that the thoughts will return to me when I need them the most. Of course, I try to write them down as they happen, but when that’s just not possible, I must relax, and trust.
The fact is, I don’t have to remember everything I learn, 100% of the time.
I have all I need right now, to do and be what I need to be — right now.
I do the best I can with what I have at the moment. I make the best choices I know how with the information and understanding I have at the time. What more could be expected of a person anyway? All we have is now.
We don’t have yesterday and we don’t have tomorrow. We can only take action in the moment, and only with the understanding that accompanies that moment. Let’s eliminate the drama of fretting over trying to do any better than that. Let’s be at peace and trust God to handle the rest; at least that’s what I’m committing to do. Originally published March 18, 2007