The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness.
And the Spirit of God was hovering over its surface.”
Genesis 1:1, NLT
I am just not creative”… sound familiar? The truth is creativity is hard work. We are all born with a sense of creativity (if you do not believe me just watch what a two year old can do with a box and some pots and pans). But the older we get the less we use this gift. George Bernard Shaw said, “You see things and you say, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were and say, Why not?”
• Recognize your need and ability to escape from habit.
Habits can be great time savers, especially in areas that need no improvement or thought. But few areas in our lives will never need improvement. And not needing to think is rarely a benefit for long. So it is important to avoid getting stuck in any habit. What is a current task you do every day? Take just a few minutes and write down three different ways you could accomplish the same task.
• Seek exposure to new people, places and ideas.
If you have never been to the ocean it is difficult to imagine the beauty and power of a wave. But once you have had a wave carry you to the shore on a surf board or felt its power as it crashes against you, you are awakened to the potential of harnessing its power. Creativity is unleashed when we pursue new experiences. It was only after Peter saw Jesus walk on water that he wanted to get out of the boat. What could you do today that would bring a new experience or person into your life?
The God who created the universe will empower you to be innovative as you creatively “do life” with Him.
QUESTION: What area of your life needs some creativity (family, work, ministry, personal)? What could you do today that would begin a creativity adventure?