The answer to your question is - YES, in capital letters with a zillion exclamation marks, yes! But maybe you’re thinking….
… I know a lot of people I would describe as more creative than I am…
… It takes me forever to come up with any ideas…
… I’m not very artistic….
… I’m never happy with the things I make…
... You don’t even know me so how can you be sure….
I know you are creative because I know you were made by a creative God.
“When God created human beings, He made them to be like Himself.” – Genesis 5:1(NLT)
“So, God created mankind in His own image.” – Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
You were made by God the creator: the very essence of creativity. The very first verse in the Bible says, “God created.” (Genesis 1:1 NIV). From the beginning, God shows us He loves to create and even co-create with us.
You have been designed to be creative. It is innately yours.
Someone else’s creativity does not negate your creativity.
It is not determined by your level of skill at art. Or how creative you feel. It’s not even determined by how creative others think you are.
It is the ability and power to create that God has placed within you - whether it is a book, a cake, a dance, a piece of pottery, a song, and I could go on and on.
You have something uniquely wonderful to contribute to this world and that is why your creativity is threatened. The very fact you have wondered, “Am I creative?” is proof your creativity has been challenged by the Enemy of our souls who does not know how to create but only pervert.
What you have, to offer to the world is unique and it is needed.
There is a story in the Bible of a little boy with five loaves and two fish. Jesus was teaching five thousand people and they were hungry. There was not food to give them but one boy chose to offer what he had.
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” – John 6:8-9 (NIV)
The little boy did not compare what he had to the need. If he had, he might have been afraid to offer it. So many times, this is what we do. We think that what we have or who we are is not enough so we hide. Like this little boy, we must make the choice not to hide. Look at what you do have instead of what you think you don’t.
Jesus took what this little boy offered and He multiplied it so that everyone was full plus there were leftovers.
Five thousand people that day were positively impacted because of one boy who was willing to give what he had to offer. There are people whose lives will be changed when you bring what you have, to offer to the table.
“The great divide is not between those who are artists and those who are not, but between those who understand that they are creative and those who have become convinced that they are not.” – The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus
I’m here to tell you – You Are a Creative Force.