Creativity

Blown Glass SculptureAbility or power to create; produce; originate and express; turning imagination into reality

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. Henry D Thoreau

Life is “trying things to see if they work. Ray Bradbury

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. Oscar Wilde

   Human beings have the power to create. It is an awesome power and is only limited by our imagination, vision, desire, and willingness to turn what we see in our minds into reality.

    Some have big imaginations and are able to take tremendous and spectacular ideas that come from their imagination and turn their thoughts into reality. We all have creative powers that enable us to turn imagination into reality.  Some utilize their capabilities to better themselves and the world around; others subdue and repress their creative juices and ideas. Some prefer the confines of their comfort zones over their creativity.

    Our brain is said to have virtually unlimited capacity. We probably are using only ten percent of its ability. What this should be saying is we have a very powerful computer located inside of our heads that it is capable of doing much more than what we have used it for so far. We have within us, awesome powers to understand, gain knowledge and wisdom, visualize and imagine, and to create. We can even create that which yet does not exist. A famous saying says that whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe can be achieved.

    Whatever it is that can be visualized or imagined by our mental capabilities, can be brought into existence by unleashing our creative powers. The Wright brothers visualized and created the airplane. Bill Gates had the ability to visualize a personal computer and saw the need for everyone to have one in their home. Martin Luther King, Jr. had the ability to dream of a society that was color blind. Each of us has the ability to take what we can imagine, then visualize it, and then turn that it into reality. Our careers or professions, our families, the homes in which we live, hobbies, things we have made with our hands are but some of the examples of what our creative powers can do to help us have better lives. We think, then imagine, and then we can create. Some of us have done very well at this and some of us have yet to take advantage of our abilities.

    We are only limited by our imagination and willingness to turn our thoughts into reality. Life can be largely whatever we want it to be or become. Our future reality is directly linked to the thoughts we have today.  

Challenge: What have you been able to create in your life; relationships, family, a home, a career or business, hobbies or so much more? This is creative power at work. What is it you need yet to create? If you can see it in your mind and believe it in your heart, chances are very good that you are capable of bringing it into reality. Your future will be what you do or do not want it to be. It is your responsibility to create a better life for you.

Wisdom: Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exists. Thomas Disch

Spiritual:

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  James 1:5

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

The Bible tells us that with God nothing is impossible. It also tells us that we are made in his image. We have within us some of his creative powers. We do not even know what our true capabilities really are. There are countless examples throughout history of individuals who used their creative powers to achieve unbelievable things. Some of these had God’s help, some did not. Imagine what we can do with God helping us to achieve.

Prayer:  Help me to use the abilities you have given me; and help me to be what you designed me to be.

 

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