The “Brilliant Ideas” List

ideas-TMHave you ever awakened in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea running around in your head? You think about it for a moment and say to yourself, “That’s a great idea. I think I’ll do it.” Then what happens? You go back to sleep, wake up in the morning and think to yourself, “I had a great idea last night but I can’t remember what it was.” Or you don’t even remember you had a great idea. The whole thing is lost. There is a simple way to capture that idea and hold onto it.

My husband calls that special hour, “God’s Hour.” It’s the hour that you are most open to suggestion – when God can talk to you without interruption or interference. If allowed to explore the ideas that come to you during that magic hour, you may find a huge wealth of inspiration that only presents itself during that time.

Keep a note pad next to your bed. When you wake up in the middle of the night with these amazing ideas, WRITE THEM DOWN while they are fresh. As you begin to write, you may begin to feel some new found energy – if so, keep writing. But let’s go one better than that. When you have that brilliant idea in the middle of the night consider getting up and going to your favorite writing place. It can be in front of your computer or in your dining room with a journal and pen. Begin to elaborate on that brilliant idea. Explore the idea. When you respond to God’s calling at that hour, your brain is free from all the crud in your life. You can really absorb what He is telling you. Write it down so you can remember it.

It often happens for me between 4:00 and 5:00 am, more specifically at 4:44.  It’s the hour that I am most receptive to new ideas. My heart and mind are open to new possibilities.

I talk to people frequently and you would be surprised at how many of them have experienced some form of “God’s Hour.” If you have had that experience at any time in your life ask yourself, “Could God be talking to me?”

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