Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
Yeah, I know…where do good ideas come from ends with a preposition…so who made up that rule anyway? So, let me ask you something. Have you ever stared at a blank white screen or page, and it seems to stare back at you…taunting you…daring you? You could almost hear a voice saying “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah…”
And it doesn’t matter that your project deadline is tomorrow at noon. You just don’t have that idea you thought you would. Has this ever happened to you? If it hasn’t, great. If it has, stop working and start reading…the Bible. An online version or Bible app would be a great idea. Using those you could access all the great stories, chapters, and verses, AND you’d discover a wide variety of resources that could get your brainstorm started. Besides the concordance, you’ll find a handy search tool, commentaries, glossaries, language tools, historical reference guides, and even audio and video.
But using all those great tools in the greatest book ever written still doesn’t answer the question:
Where do good ideas come from?
Ideas aren’t some random results of random processing of random information. Ideas are thoughts formulated into an intelligent mental picture as a result of processing logical, reasonable information. But how did all that information get from one source…say your Bible app…into your brain? The answer is simple, but it befuddles (and even angers) most of the so-called “thinkers” of the world. Your ideas get into your brain by processing and pondering the information you discover using a system designed by…
That system is called logic and reason. Your brain is the user interface. You might call it the the most powerful UI ever designed. And make no mistake…it IS design…not random chance.
It’s uncanny and ironic, to me, how many times I hear the same information bandied around saying the world and everything in it came from nothing. At best, that’s a scientific theory. An idea. Yet, that idea can’t explain how ideas are stored. That idea can’t explain logic and reason. That so-called “scientific theory” leads to mankind believing mankind is either the pinnacle of evolution or just another insignificant segment of it.
So, the next time you hear somebody ask, “Where do good ideas come from?”…I hope you’ll smile and answer…
“Good ideas are gifts from God.”