Thinking outside the box. It’s a challenge any of can struggle to do sometimes. Learning from another, especially if the information is disguised in another workplace, or completely different discipline than our own, can be extremely beneficial if we can learn to look.
Taking the time to learn from something completely “other” than where you work or live or go normally is a great way to “re-think” who and what you are. Learning from another place, adapting and dreaming about how a workspace is used, or how a learning space and even decor or landscape function can be invigorating to the mind. Getting out of your box is the first step to creating a brand new world.
Abraham had to get out of his box. God told him to simply follow. He had to forget everything he knew before and be willing to learn new things. He didn’t know where he was going, only who was going with him and before him: God. He had to be willing to think outside his boundaries, landmarks and territory. Because he was willing to tread on unfamiliar ground, He became the father of many nations.
In what ways have you become bound to the familiar and ordinary?
What line of work is entirely different and “other” worldly for you?
What can you see in decorating, landscaping, or even fashion that could be used as inspiration?
How is God trying to get you out of the box?
In what ways have you “boxed” God in?
How could you become more effective around the world?
How flexible are you? How teachable? How adaptable?
Has God called you to move forward into the unknown? How does God want you to think outside the box? The church? The “ministry”?
By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went out to a place he was going to receive as an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8