I have been thinking about creativity a lot recently. It is something that I am passionate about. I believe that we can be most creative when we align ourselves with the Creator of the universe, Father God. I believe that everyone is creative, because we have been made in God’s image.
Why then do I hear so many people say that they aren’t creative, they can’t paint or draw, they can’t sing a note etc etc? In fact, by the time we are adults many of us have convinced ourselves and others that creative pursuits just don’t apply to us. There is no point on even starting, because what we produce just won’t be good enough. Somehow we have come to believe that the value in what we create is the end result. What we can show people. We are concerned about whether it will measure up to scratch, when in fact, we shouldn’t be measuring it up to anything.
The value in creating is not in the end result, but in the process of creating. The act of putting pen to paper, brush to canvas or lifting our viewfinder to our eye is where the true joy of creating lies. I have witnessed so many people experience release and healing through the mere act of creative expression. Being concerned about what the end result of our creative endeavours might be is the death of creativity and mars the experience. If we can learn to let go and just enjoy the process, we can start to step into our true creative identity. So the next time you get the urge to do something creative, just grab what ever tools you need and go for it!