CREATIVITY is the garden that is all too often left untended. We put off until tomorrow those unique God-given expressions of ourself. We call it busy, we call it duty, but laziness and fear are usually the culprits hiding behind the excuses.
What unique way can you express your God-given creativity today?
Take a small step:
1. IDEAS ARE IMPORTANT. Capture an idea, write it down, record it, sketch it, email it to yourself, leave it on your own voicemail. Create a system for where you regularly collect your wonderful, but ill-timed ideas when they happen. It usually takes less than 1 minute to catch one.
2. GIVE YOUR IDEAS A HOME. A place where you sort them, reorganize them and process them when you have time. Nurture them like a garden, giving them time to reach a full expression.
3. SHARE THEM. Your creativity is a gift that is given to you for others. It is neither humble nor kind to hide your expressions away from the world benefiting from them.
When you start treating your ideas with care, you'll find you have more of them, and better ones too. In the Bible, this parable about 3 men being given responsibility charges us to use what we've been given, and challenge us to not let fear and laziness be our excuses. You can read it in the bible at Matthew 25:14-30.
Please excuse me now, I have an important call to make (to my own voicemail).