Am I Creative?
Have you ever asked yourself this question?
Have you ever watched someone who is like a modern day Monet or Michelangelo and wondered to yourself…”If that’s creative…how can I be creative?”
When we talk about creativity we often think of artistic creativity.
Which means that if we don’t possess the traditional, artistic creative gifts, it is easy to discount ourselves saying, “Well, I’m not creative.”
Yet, each one of us is engaging in creativity every day.
Being creative is part of our being human.
We were created in the image of a creative God, therefore I think it’s pretty safe to assume that we each (in our own unique way) are creative beings.
I think everyone “creative” in some capacity.
We just have different creative mediums, different raw materials that we work from.
I’m musically creative, because I create with melody and harmony and lyric.
My mother is visually creative, making beautiful things from paints and canvases and objects.
My sister is creative with words, creating stories and narratives.
I have friends who are what I like to think if as strategically creative, they create with innovations and solutions to problems.
Still others are numerically creative, creating answers and policies through numbers, spreadsheets and equations.
And the list goes on.
So the next time, someone gives an example of creativity that doesn’t seem to relate to you, don’t tune out.
Try to learn from their process and their approach.
The mediums used might be different, but we can still learn new ways to engage creativity.
Remember that we are ALL “creative” given the command to be fruitful….to steward our gifts (artistic or otherwise) with humility, integrity and tenacity.
How are you creative? What’s your medium?
Genesis 1, Psalm 139:13-18, Ephesians 3:14-21