The Bible calls you a ‘child of God’. Stop and consider what that means. God’s creativity is already built into your DNA; your job is to recognize it, release it and put it to work.
Advertising executive George Lois said, ‘Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.’ But for your creativity to be released, you must first identify the barriers and start taking them down.
Here’s a common one: ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ People who say that have stopped thinking for themselves. They’re just putting in their time, waiting for a pay packet and going home at the end of the day without thinking, reflecting, or even considering the possibilities of change. If you’re one of these people, it’s time to wake up and start looking around you. Mind-deadening routine is the cancer of creativity. If you mindlessly go about your business the same way every day, your routine is opening you up to mistakes.
Because, chances are, your habits have caused you to lose the ability to think critically and question your methods. Start questioning policies, techniques, forms, rules, paperwork—anything that’s become routine. Ask, ‘Why do we do that? Is it even necessary? Can we do it better?’
On the farm of success there are no sacred cows. If you insist on doing things the way they’ve always been done, you’ll end up being out-thought, out-sold, out-produced, and finally out of business. So start thinking creatively.
‘…God created mankind in His own image…’ Genesis 1:27 NIV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Psalm 18:1; 16:11, 5-6; 18:28, 30; 20:4
I love you, o Lord, my strength! You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore! My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped. I call upon you, for you will answer me! As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness! For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness! This is God – His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true! May He grant you your heart’s desire & fulfill all your plans!
We have such an amazing God! His word is true! Get in His presence today! Never delay!