I was having a conversation my little brother the other day, and I explained to him that I needed to come up with some creative arty stuff/ ideas, to wrap around some work I am currently involved in. I explained that everything I thought or was thinking off, somehow, did not seem to be the right fit, I needed some help. So, I promptly asked him to start thinking up some ideas, we could discuss. I was in need of some inspiration! He went quiet for a few minutes and then said,
"well I am not the creative, or arty type; I don't do arty stuff, I leave that all to you guys". I was like "come on, you should have some sort of idea, everyone has a creative dimension to their thinking, whether we think it's suitable or not is another question, come on, think of something". But alas, to my despair, my dear brother would not budge and that was the end of that conversation! Grrrrrr!!!
The dictionary defines creativity as "the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts"
Now, lets look into the origin of creativity and it's usefulness.
Just like Adam and Bezalel, son of Uri in Exodus 31:1 - 4, I believe God's creative spirit resides in each and every one of us. Exodus 31: 1 -4 (for completeness) reads: 1 Then the Lord said to Moses, 2 “Look, I have specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. 4 He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze. 5 He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every craft!
So, here is me encouraging us all to be all we can be with our creative self, and have an awesome time doing and being it too! Conjure up creative ways to help that project, piece of work, or situation get off the ground; setting it into motion for breakthrough results.