Be A Common Creative

Is our ability to create stagnated by our ability to understand creativity?

I have heard the statement "I'm just not creative" way too many times. The truth is we are all creative. We create on a daily basis. Every time we get ready in the morning we create something. Whether it's our hair, our style, our wash routine, our breakfast, or the way we sing that hit song in the shower, we are constantly creating.

The problem with creativity is that we always expect originality.

We think creativity is the art of forming something the world has never seen. In many ways this is what creativity perceives, but the truth is creativity is something common being used in a form that is new to humanity.

STOP trying to create from nothing and begin to create from everything.

Our creativity is using the materials of old to supply the needs and provoke the minds of today.

King Solomon (the wisest man ever to live) puts it this way in Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 (NIV):

9 "What has been will be again,

what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

10 Is there anything of which one can say,
"Look! This is something new"?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time."

Maybe the reason you struggle with "being creative" is due to your definition of creativity.

Perhaps you've been striving for originality by removing yourself from the common.

I want to challenge you to gaze upon the world with creative eyes. Look at the world around you and begin to use it in new ways. Start to adapt what is already there to enhance the lives of those around you. Be creative by using what God has already created in a way to bring Him the overall glory.

True creativity is hidden within the common.

You've Been Trying Too Hard,

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