I’ll just be real. I have never thought of myself as creative. In fact, I can’t even count the number of times over my lifetime that I have said these words “I am not creative.” In fact, I probably said those very words yesterday. But do you know what? Those words are so far from the truth. We are all creative because we were made in God’s image and He is “The Creator.”
I think it was just before the holidays last year when I began to do some decorating. I had never enjoyed decorating before because I didn’t see myself as creative. Suddenly, it seemed that all of these ideas ideas just jumped in my head and I began to put together some decorations for our home. What shocked me more is that I really had a blast doing it! I believe it was at that moment that God begin to teach me that He has placed creativity inside me that I did not know was there. Something sparked it and I needed to stir it from within. I believe God has placed many things inside us but those things are laying dormant and need to be awakened and then stirred and released.
God had spoken to me last year about doing a blog but I procrastinated because of the way I saw myself which was not creative enough. God let me get away with it for a little while but the last few months, He begin to deal with me all over again until I finally said yes.
As I was praying last week about the details of my blog , I had a moment of revelation about that creativity. I love my early mornings spending time with the Lord (my Daddy) and early last Friday, I was talking to Him about details for the blog. I asked him a specific question about how I should do a section of the blog. All of a sudden, I see a picture and in this picture is the Lord and He is smiling at me and He chuckles and I hear these words: “You decide. You are creative.” All I could do was cry because it was the revelation moment when I realized God had placed creativity inside me and He delighted watching that creativity flow through me.
God was teaching me something. He was showing me that if I am seeking the Lord and His wisdom and I am in the Word searching His heart that there are some things He just wants me to create. He wants me to decide because I am creative. He knows that if I am doing all of those things to search His heart and He says on His Word that I have the mind of Christ and I am filled with the Holy Spirit, that “God things” will flow out of me and creativity is one of those “God” things.
It reminded me of when Adam named the animals in Genesis 2. God did not tell him what to name the animals. Adam gave them their names and I believe God delighted in His creativity. Not only did Adam name the animals but you will find in verse 23 of Genesis 2 where Adam said “she shall be called woman.”
It dawned on me that morning that God wants me to “co-create” with Him. Who gets to do this? As sons and daughters of the Most High God, we get to co-create with the Creator of the universe. He wants to partner with you and I to do great things, to create things, and to fulfill His purpose here on earth.
So I want to ask you today, is there something laying dormant inside you that God wants to stir? Are you one of those people like me that said “I’m not creative”? God made you to be creative and He made you to co-create things with Him.
I encourage you today to begin to see yourself as creative the way God created you to be. There is greatness inside of you. Now begin to let it flow through you and be released from you to be a blessing to others!
Genesis 2:19-20 (NLT) “So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals…”