Have you ever had a good idea and did nothing about it? Then find out a few years later someone else came up with the same idea and made a lot of money from it.
Convention has always been the enemy of invention in the same way tradition often impedes innovation.
The Bible teaches that we humans were created in the image and likeness of God; that is to say, every human who has the Spirit of God indwelling him or her has the capacity to invent just as God pioneered the creation of the world in the genesis of all things. The pioneering Spirit is the spirit of creativity, innovation, cutting-edge ideas, entrepreneurship and witty inventions.
The Word confirms this by saying in Prov 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
This scripture gives insight into creativity and innovation; it is implicitly saying that wisdom is the neighbour of the practical application of wisdom and when they take residence in your life, they help you find out clever inventions.
One God-given idea can change so much.
In 1824, Louis Braille sure did; he was a Christian and he invented a system of raised dots on paper that allowed the blind people to read. He invented 63 symbols representing every language, hence God's Word was placed into the hands of the visually impaired for the first time.
And what about communications? In part, you owe your mobile phone and your computer to a Christian named Samuel Morse. How different the world was before him! First-class news took two weeks to reach America. And the reports of a major victory could take six weeks to reach Great Britain.
One day a friend asked, 'Morse, when you were experimenting did you ever come to an absolute deadlock, not knowing what to do?'
Morse replied, 'More than once.'
His friend asked, 'What did you do then?'
Morse shared a secret, 'I got down on my knees and prayed for light, and light came, and when my inventions were acknowledged by flattering honours from America and Europe, I said, "Not unto me, O Lord, not unto me, but unto Thy name give the glory."'
That's why the first message sent by transatlantic cable read, 'What God has wrought.'
Now add another Christian named Louis Pasteur, the French scientist who showed us that infection is the result of things we cannot see, namely germs and viruses. He introduced sterilisation methods that eventually saved the lives of multitudes of people.
Do you think God has run out of good ideas?
Not a chance! He has plenty just for you too if you will spend time and ask Him.
Go ahead just ask Him for one for your life or your business!