Do you fly by the seat of your pants, wing it or work well under pressure?
Do you think outside the box, color outside the lines and get ideas out of thin air?
Do you have a green thumb, a fashion bug, or a creative flare?
I would bet that you are the creative type, and some people don’t even know it!
Most of us, arts and crafts kind of people, have been told throughout our lives, one way or another, how talented and creative we are, haven’t you? Well, as of late, it seems that I cannot resist this need, urge and desire to exercise this creativity in my own life; so I started searching for inspiration and affirmation to do so. The first inspirational quote I read that really became a catalyst on this quest was this:
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have
a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’
Then I picked up the Fall Issue of WHERE WOMEN CREATE and it was as if these ladies were talking to me personally, and here is what they said:
- Neglect not the gift that is in you…” I Tim. 4:14 from Susan Branch
“…the older you get, the less time and energy you have to accept being unhappy!” from Holly Becker
“..the blog was my way of holding myself accountable to a new creative path that I wanted to go down.” from Leslie Shewring
“Go after your dreams. Don’t wait for things to come. Make them happen.” from Kim Stoegbauer
I feel that if we have talent and it is a gift, I am not using mine to its full potential. I am so happy when I do it; I have a sense of purpose and feel this inner joy when I am creative, it’s what I am supposed to do. So why don’t I do it more? Life. So I pray and ask God about it, and I read this:
Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. For the whole article click here.
We have an appointed gift; we have been given these skills and abilities from no less than the Creator himself. Then God saw that everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. Genesis 1:31
That’s pretty cool, don’t you think? So create, paint, craft, sew, make jewelry, build,crochet, knit, sculpt, decorate, post blogs, arrange flowers, tie dye, bake cakes, write, cook, plant a garden, teach, it’s all good and it glorifies God!!
What talents are you using? Please share!