This is the sixth part of the I Am Series.
You are creative. Yes, you.
Despite what many may think, creativity isn’t just reserved for people who use Macs or write poetry. Creativity is something that we all have—it’s a gift from our Creator that’s just waiting to be explored and developed.
Because I produce films, people tell me that I must be the creative one in the family. But my brothers and I know that’s far from the truth. Austin is an excellent strategist who creatively marketed a book to become a New York Times bestseller. Addison is the COO of Messenger International, not only because he is a hard worker, but because he creatively sees and executes projects in different ways. Arden is a creative master at curating movie quotes and compelling sermons.
See, creativity is the unique story that you tell when you see yourself the way God sees you and harmonize with the largeness that He’s placed within you. It’s a beautiful picture that you paint through your everyday life (you see that play on words?).
We serve a creative God, and even more important, we were created in His image. So stop seeing yourself as boring or bland. God’s Spirit lives inside you, which means that you can reflect His glory in your everyday, normal life.
So remember, creativity isn’t exclusive to certain jobs or personality types. Rather, it’s something that we all possess. But here’s the thing—it has to be nurtured. Like with anything, it needs time, attention, and the right elements to grow.
Here are two things that will help you cultivate your creativity:
- Believe that you are creative;
- Ask three people to point out something creative that they love about you.
One last thought, as you dive into what God’s placed within you, don’t fall into the comparison trap. Comparison kills creativity. There’s nothing wrong with respecting and admiring others, but don’t use them as a measuring stick. God has a unique plan and growth track for you, so don’t be distracted or discouraged by what’s happening in someone else’s journey.
You are creative, so use your talents to reflect God’s glory.