A Creative Mind – A Terrible Thing To Waste
Every person was created for greatness, with a purpose and the ability to succeed in life. We all have the innate, instinctive, unconscious, God given ability to be innovative, to create new and original things. That is Who God Elohim is, a creator and He is so innovative He never makes anything the same. Every bird, every fish, and every man even every snowflake is different from one another. God is a God of innovation and diversity and He has placed these abilities deep into the very fiber of mankind to reflect His image on the earth.
God’s enemy wants to destroy the creativeness that we have and the very things that reflect God our creator. The enemy tries to have us fear and hate what is not like us or we do not understand, instead of celebrating our differences. We are taught to hate and to have disdain for those unlike us, rather than seeing The Creator-Elohim and His likeness in everyone.
The enemy of God has strategically set up processes on the earth to hinder our ability to think creatively and innovatively. He has also tactically set up practices that are designed to destroy our appreciation for diversity or things that are different. Yet this is the substance of Who God is and who we are, our created purpose. We cannot look at nature or the heavens without seeing God’s innovation and love for variety. He made every person with different eyes, fingerprints, DNA and every flower with a different pattern, nothing is made the same. He finds pleasure in creativeness, innovation and diversity.
Young children who have not been taught to hate or who have not had their thoughts consumed with fear are able to look at things differently. They see life with eyes of hope and great expectations and have not been marred by doubt and hate. Without biases or ideas of limitations and of what cannot be done we are able to dream of doing great things.
Luke 18:16-17 But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” NKJV
We must guard our children’s minds when they are still very impressionable. The enemy will have people to try and fill their minds to destroy the creativeness which God gave to them and leave them without hope for themselves or their future. The enemy will try and instill in young people his ideas of hate and destructive ways. Amusement is used to keep our minds so busy that we cannot think, dream or be creative.
God knows the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us, to give us hope for our future. God gives us the ability to get wealth, to be successful and He gives us these abilities in thought and creativity. This may be hard to comprehend, with situations that appear dire and hopeless but God tells us to not lose hope, every problem mankind has faced God has provided a way of escape. Every invention, every solution, every machine or new technology came from someone’s mind, their creative thought process. That is why the enemy of God would rather we be distracted or amuse our minds so we cannot listen and hear the creativeness each of us has inside of us.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
To amuse is to hold someone’s attention, to entertain, or divert their thoughts, to cause time to pass or to distract. What a plan and trap our enemy has laid to get us distracted from God’s word. To divert our creative thoughts by using distractions such as telephones, televisions, music, movies or just uninspired people to devour our time, thoughts and talents so we are unable to fulfill our created purpose. What a waste!!
We are told to be still and know that He is God. We are told to rest in Him, to believe that He is and He is a rewarder of those who trust Him.
Psalm 46: 10-11 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Deuteronomy 8:18 And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. NKJV
We are spirit beings living in a human body and we have a soul and every part of us was created to commune with God our Creator. Our purpose is to imitate our Creator and to establish His promises on the earth with the wealth He has given us. The only way we will be able to accomplish this is by listening and communing with God so we may receive the visions and dreams He has put in us.
Everyone has a created purpose to fulfill something that is needed or will benefit mankind in their lifetime. How many songs, paintings, inventions and solutions to problems we have lost and missed all because the enemy distracted these people from pursuing their dream, their vision, their purpose.
Let us challenge ourselves, our children, our families and friends to seek our created purpose to fulfill the vision God has placed inside us. It is never too late for us to see things differently and do things differently. All it takes is a choice to listen to God and not the voice of this world. We should turn away from the amusement and distractions of the noise of those things that steal our time and creativeness. We should give ourselves and our children, time to think, to ponder and to create new solutions to old problems.
As parents we should be doers of the word and not hearers only. We should deny ourselves some of the things we think we want or deserve to provide time for our children; the time they need to develop their minds, creative and innovative ideas. We are to shut down all the amusement, diversions and distractions to cultivate time to think, to meditate on the word of God. God has promised to direct our steps, to be a light and a lamp for us. It is never too late to be creative and to fulfill our purpose. Less we forget, Moses was eighty when God called him into his purpose and 120 when he completed it.
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.