If you see one coffee shop come to your community, there is surely another to follow. Recently, my warehouse market, much to my displeasure, took on the look of it’s main competitor. I think Mom used to call that “stealing someone else’s thunder.”
I’m reading my third book on living in Babylon; aka in a pagan culture. I’ve heard at least three songs on Christian radio about fear.
Are Christian artists and authors also trying to slip in under the umbrella of someone else’s profit and fame? I don’t think so.
When I was writing more seriously, I’d get these GREAT ideas for books or articles, only to see MY idea appear on a store bookshelf or in a current magazine. I determined that I was “too late,” hadn’t heard God, or didn’t obey quickly enough.
As I read my third (or fourth) book on Babylon, mostly centered on Daniel, I see differently. As I hear one of the songs about fear–all of them favorites, I hear differently. No one’s trying to get a jump on the market, God is speaking! In the multiple venues and genres, He wants to make sure we hear.
Are you seeing common themes? Take special note. “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches (Revelations 2:29).”