Do you consider yourself to be creative and innovative? Or have you bought into the lie that only certain “types” of people are creative, and that you are content to live in a hum-drum cycle of limited expectations and predictability? Did you falsely believe that creativity requires the possession of extraordinary talent? Scripture teaches that we are all creative because we are all made in the image and likeness of the Creator, This is to be a LIFESTYLE. Genesis 1 reveals the handiwork of the Creator, who made us in His image and in His likeness. In fact, not only does He reveal Himself as the Creator in Genesis 1, He also reveals the Creative Process. The culmination of that Creative Process is the formation of Creative People in His image and likeness, and makes use of it creatively and innovatively to bring His glory to bear on the entire inhabited earth until His Creative Imprint through His Creative People fills the earth.
All too often, the creative and innovative dimension of our life is ignored, or even dismissed as unimportant. All too often, creativity and innovation are relegated only to the arts and the humanities, to the exclusion of creativity in administration, in technology, in economics, in business, in science, in social science, in education, and the list could go on and on. God is the Creative Genius behind it all!
What about you?
What learning would deepen your creativity and innovation?
Are you constrained and held back by the limits of generational family beliefs?
Do you feel constrained by intellectual limits and think it disqualifies you from accessing your creative potential?
What if the Spirit within you wants to show you how to elicit creativity, playfully, intuitively, proactively, and spontaneously? You don’t have to be a Rembrandt to be creative in your arena or life calling! You just have to be the YOU God CREATED you to be and access that Creative Genius that is Christ in you the Hope of Glory.
Leadership is something our country and world needs now more than ever.People are an organization’s only appreciable asset, but creative people are an organization’s most needed asset.Creative leaders inherently know when rules need to be challenged, and they can see when a more flexible approach should be taken: If an idea is half-developed but has potential, pass it to the people in your organization who are proven process thinkers and implementers. Sometimes giving your people permission to be creative is not enough; inspire them by modeling creativity.The word ‘reactive’ and the word ‘creative’ are made up of exactly the same letters; the only difference between the two is that you ‘c’ (see) differently.