Creativity

Have you ever wanted to step out and begin a new project, a new business, a new job, learn a new computer program or anything new, but lacked the self-confidence or certainty to believe that you could actually be successful?

I challenge you today to break free! I challenge you to believe in yourself! When you realize Who lives on the inside of you, it will be easier to believe in yourself and step out into the unknown.

You may be asking yourself, “Who lives on the inside of me?” It’s pretty phenomenal when you stop and take some time to think about it: The fullness of the Godhead bodily lives on the inside of you.

Now, you may be asking yourself “What does that mean?” Here is your answer!! “Live creatively, friends…make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” Colossians 2:8-10 NASB. I also like how the English Standard Version reads, “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.”

I found a definition of creativity online that explains it this way: Creativity is coming up with a solution or idea that is non-conformist, original to you. It’s your own way of doing something, but not just that, after all, people have their own ways of speaking or walking but you wouldn’t call them creative! Creativity is something done with flair- something that makes people say or think, ‘I would never have thought of doing it (whatever it is) like that’. Creativity can be inspired internally by a thought or a feeling or is a response to external stimuli such as a beautiful landscape…creativity can be a way of coping or organizing your thoughts and feelings…just look at the word itself for a definition: CREATE; it’s when we create something new!”

Of all places the Creator, or Holy Spirit, could choose to live, He picked your heart! The Creator of the universe lives on the inside of you! The Creator that spoke this beautiful world into existence and it still exists today. The Creator that spoke galaxies into existence and we still enjoy them today. The same creative power is available to you – you just have to tap into the grace to be creative. It doesn’t matter if you are creating a floral arrangement or a business plan, the creative power is available for you.

Proverbs 8:12 in the King James Version reads, “I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” The Young’s Literal Translation reads, “I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, and a knowledge of devices I find out.”

Today is your day! You can do it! Step out in faith and ask the Holy Spirit, the Creator of the universe, to help you be creative. Don’t be afraid to fail because the Word of God tells you that “everything you set your hands to is blessed and will prosper.” Deuteronomy 28:8.

Believe in your heart that you will be creative. Confess the scriptures above over yourself and thank God that He’s given you creative ideas and abilities. Before you know it, you will have the desires of your heart to be creative.