God is a creator. God created the Heavens and the Earth. And God created you in His own image. Doesn’t that mean that God has created you to be creative, too?
As children, our imaginations ran wild, creating new identities for ourselves and picturing new possibilities for what could be. We were cowboys, princesses, superheroes, and spies who could accomplish anything and who were adored by all. Yet, as adults, we often lose that creativity as our hearts get broken. We create a single definition of who we are: our career, our family, or our “stuff.” We lose out on the flexibility that creativity allows. Instead of staying open to what the future might bring, we get locked into a lifestyle of mediocrity. In essence, we are slaves in exile from what we are truly called to be by God.
Psalms 126:1-2 reads:
When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion,
We were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter
And our tongue with joyful shouting;
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
When the Israelites returned to their homeland from being in captivity, they started to dream. Laughter and joy were restored when they regained their creative spirit.
Consider your own life. Are you dreaming dreams that bring laughter and joy? Or are you trapped in exile, separated from your imagination? I hope that you may rekindle that creative spirit that God has placed within you, that you may bring your unique voice and gifts into the world.