We live in a very unique moment in time. It’s a time when creativity is currency and it’s currently a premium that is in high demand. Gone are the days of the factory, the assembly line, the plug-and-play predictable career path. Viva Los Entrepreneurs! That’s good for you, right? After all…you are “Creative”. You may even consider yourself a part of the Creative Class. And rightly so. If you can make things up in your mind and then make them a reality (be it a piece of visual art, a melody, a piece of fashion or furniture, an experience) then you truly are “Creative”. If you actually get paid to do any of that, then you are not only creative, you’re a genius! But these days, it’s not enough to simply say that you are “Creative”. Because truth be told – Everyone Is Creative…EVERYONE!

  • The parent who figures out a new way to get their toddler to bed without performing an exorcism…
  • The Office Manager who discovers a new way to save her company money by cutting unnecessary office supplies…
  • The amazing Outfit he put together (shorts…and a scarf…and boots? STOP IT!)…
  • The amazing meal she made for her friends…
  • The killer playlist he made…
    …all of it is creative in one way or another!

Every person is Creative because every person bears the mark of a Creator God (Genesis 1:27).

Some of us create for a living, others as a hobby, while still others are utterly unaware of the creativity that exists within them. But we are all creative in one way or another. So the question is no longer, “Am I Creative?” The answer is yes. The question is not even, “How creative am I?” That question often leads to unhealthy comparison or competitiveness. If you are ever going to truly reflect the creative image of your creator God, the better question to ask is,How am I Creative?” How, when, where and with whom does creativity most freely flow from you? Where in your life are you making something out of nothing…and when in the process do you feel most alive?

  In Part Two we’ll dive into more specifics of HOW to help your CREATIVITY be most EFFECTIVE. But until then, you need to settle something. You need to come to peace and come to terms with this fact – YOU…ARE…CREATIVE. You were Created by a Creator God to be Creative. The way that you are creative, may not look like the preconceived notion of “Creativity” you have in your mind. It may not look anything like other “Creative” people around you. GOOD. Your Creativity will and must look like you. And when you live into that reality…your creativity will reflect the heart of your Creative God. So…I want you to say this mantra out loud right now. Seriously. Say it and believe it and live into it…

“I AM CREATED BY A CREATOR GOD TO BE CREATIVE.”

So…that being said, I’d love to hear how YOU are creative.
– How are you reflecting your Creator God in what you do and how you do it each and every day?
– How do you bring a Creative Approach to the life you live and the things you do?
Please share in the comments below.

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