I started to pray: I am God’s idea. God’s idea is complete grace, power, wholeness, substance, light, flow, stamina, flexibility, follow through… when I got to that in my thought, I jumped to the idea that to follow through on something, we need to follow God’s leading, through (in spite of) challenges that come up to try to stop us. We need to follow God, while “we walk through the valley of the shadow of death” (Psalm 23). We don’t want to follow just until the challenges come and then give up. When the challenges come at us, that’s when we need to follow God more closely, more intently – to follow… through – in order to follow through.
“Follow through or Flow through” is what we need to do when we follow through on an idea. We need to flow through the challenge and remain separate from it, not latch onto it or attach it to our identity or see it as part of us. We need to flow through the temptation that says we have to be in control… flow through the thought that we need to decide… flow through the thought or fear that we’re disconnected from God (that we’re in a valley of the shadow of death – it says walk through the valley, not camp out and stay in the valley) – and when we flow through the challenges instead of taking them on as ours, then we will follow through with whatever the goal. We will get to the place of understanding the complete idea – the end that’s already secure, finished – and we’ll see its completeness and perfection right here and now.
Flow through… to follow through… a cool thought.