Creativity is an essential part of building your business. It can also be one of the most daunting tasks. I have heard so many people say, “But I’m not creative.” Oh, yes, you are!
YOU are creative; yes, you are!
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. —Genesis 2:7
And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” —Genesis 2:23
You are creative—creativity is part of your Divine Design.
Creativity was not passed out to others in the creativity line while you were in the wrong line. Creativity is a gift to all God’s children. It is inherent in your design. We are all created in the image of God. God literally breathed His life into man as the crowning glory of creation.
Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. —Jeremiah 32:17
The God of the universe—the God who created the heavens and the earth and all things in, around, about, and under the earth breathed life into you. His creative essence is part of your divine design. It is not a gift handed out to just the painters or sculptors. It is a gift for every living being who is a temple of the Holy Ghost.
You are creative—you have the creative power of the Creator.
The creative power of the Creative One dwells in you constantly. All we need do is ask for the power that works within us to help us accomplish the tasks set before us.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. —Ephesians 3:20
Creativity is defined as the “quality of being creative” or “the ability to create.” Now, before you write yourself off thinking you are not creative by definition, let’s consider what creativity encompasses.
Problem solving is a creative task. Communicating your ideas clearly to be understood is a creative endeavor. Decorating your home, baking, cooking, organizing your shoe collection, keeping the family schedule—these are all tasks which require creativity. If you can figure out how to get three different kids in four places at the same time, trust me, you are creative!
You are creative—you are a well of creativity.
You are in touch with an unlimited creative resource. Just prime your creative pump and get those divine ideas flowing! The more you exercise creativity, the more creative you will become.
Take some time to consider: in which ways are you traditionally creative and in which ways are you non-traditionally creative?
You are creative—a blessing for creativity.
As you consider your creativity, may God bless you with being in tune with the creative design of the Creator in all you see. May God bless you with knowing His creative breath lives and flows through you; you can ask for that which you lack and He will answer your prayers.
We are learning all about Creativity this month (March 2017) in NACWE (National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs). Join us at nacwe.org if you are interested in knowing more about creativity and how it applies to growing and strengthening your business! At NACWE, we encourage, support, and build creativity in one another!
Let's be creative together!
—Karen, NACWE Education Coordinator
Karen Lindwall-Bourg is the passionate Founder of and Counseling Supervisor at RHEMA Counseling Associates in North Texas. She and her team of zealous Associates desire to be voices of wisdom and compassionate companions for their counseling, coaching and consultation clients on their journey to insight and inspiration. She has been a NACWE member since 2013 and offers Counseling, Coaching, and Writing/Publishing services. You can connect with Karen at karenbourg.com and rhemacounseling.com.