I am convinced that everyone is creative. I can hardly count the times I’ve heard my lead pastor say, “I’m not creative!” When, in fact, he’s extremely creative. He comes up with some of the greatest ideas for our church. I can remember sitting in our conference room with one of our interns who is an awesome kid’s teacher and curriculum writer completely stumped on what to do for one of our lessons. We had the other eight lessons done, but this ninth lesson was causing us to bang our heads onto the table and against the walls.
I hear my pastor walking down the halls and he poked his head in and asked what we were up to. I told him we were writing curriculum and then I added that we were suffering from severe writer’s block (he could see our black and blue foreheads too). No sooner than the words out of my mouth he comes up with the most brilliant idea. It was nothing to him and has turned out to be our most creative lesson of the series.
Ultimately, where writing is concerned, I am a big believer in the show don’t tell method. Whether you are writing a novel, a newsletter, or even a sermon, it is your job to guide the reader, or listener through the points you want to make through vivid descriptions and clear language. Obviously this is a lot easier said than done, especially if you get caught up writing in your mind as it flows (that’s the creativity!) it has always been very rewarding for me to use something such as these writing apps you can see reviewed, this way you can ensure you stay on topic with vivid descriptions and clear language.
God is creative. In the very beginning of time “God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like ourselves.'” If you read before this (It’s Genesis 1 by the way) we just got done seeing all the creative things God made, which included plants, animals, the atmosphere, etc. In the end he made people to be like Himself and since God is creative there is creativity in all of us.
Next time you hear someone say that they are not creative or that they wish they were creative, stop them and encourage them by telling them they are creative. Sure, it takes some longer to discover the creativity within themselves, but in the end we all have it. IT was built into us from the beginning!
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