If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know how much I like to write about creativity. It’s a passion of mine because I know so many people who sell themselves short when it comes to creativity. Many have decided that “creativity is a gift reserved for the few.” This is simply not true – not if you serve GOD!
Even the most creative minds are finite. The term finite means “having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable.” But God is infinite. He is “far above all,” not limited by any boundaries at all. When we draw only on our own creative resources, it’s like drinking from a thimble instead of the Great Lakes.
God’s power, love, and plans are beyond anything we can imagine. If we cultivate an attentive heart, we’ll tap into His limitless capacity. We’ll never come close to the depths of His greatness, but we can take several steps closer! In his beautiful prayer in his letter to the Ephesians, Paul prayed, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
What’s the biggest dream you can imagine about how God can use you in his kingdom? Seriously, take a moment and think about it. Got it? Guess what. You just undercut God. Your greatest and grandest ideas don’t compare to God’s limitless plans and resources. God is not limited to working with our imagination. He goes well beyond it—immeasurably beyond.
Far too often, we forget the power of God to inspire us. We think His power is reserved for healings, conversions, and deliverances, but it also operates in our creative plans and dreams. God wants to inspire us with so many “God ideas” that we’ll never be able to implement them all. But first, we have to have open, receptive hearts.
Is your heart open to receive? More importantly, are you asking?
(for more about Creativity and receiving “God-Ideas”, see Chapter 2 in my book, “I Blew It!”)