Creativity Poster Child12:10 AM
What the title does NOT imply:
- Jen is oh, so creative that she can't be contained.
- The ideas flow like a rushing tide.
- Jen's creativity mesmerizes people.
What it DOES imply:
- Jen has come to an understanding that creativity is something that cannot be put into a box.
- Everyone has a creative outlet.
- We serve a creative God who allows us to express ourselves in so many ways.
I used to be the person who said, "I'm not creative." I would get so frustrated when times were set aside to be creative but I was also given a paintbrush and a canvas to create something. I am not creative in that way. I wish I was but I am not. So much freedom came when I realized that creativity was more than a paintbrush and a canvas. It is a way for me to express my thoughts, my struggles, my victories, my joys. That can come in so many forms.
I feel so blessed to serve a creative God. I mean look around. There is so much creativity in the world around us. The whole first chapter of the Bible is all about God creating the world. He is such a creative God and He allows us the opportunity to also be creative.
So moving from one pendulum swing to another, that's why I feel like I am the creativity poster child. I am one of the biggest advocates for people finding their creative outlet. In the DTS, we have set aside times for creative expression because it's just that important.
I encourage you today to look around and see the beauty in our creative God. And also to find your creative outlet, the ways that you can express who you are. It's such an amazing thing to find it!
I did the painting at the top of this post. Like I said above, it's a stretch for me to paint and not my favorite creative outlet but I like stretching myself beyond my abilities!