God made the two great lights—the greater light (the sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night; He made the [galaxies of] stars also [that is, all the amazing wonders in the heavens]. Genesis 1:16 (AMP)
I chose this particular verse in the Amplified Bible because of the colorful way it describes God’s imagination – the amazing wonders of His creation. Anyone with any of their senses intact and a brain that even remotely computes can attest to the magnificence of who, what, and where we are.
And God, the Ultimate Creator, has placed in us that same creative imagination.
Shame on those who try to stifle that imagination in children and grownups alike, blocking ideas to build wonderful things, to develop vital solutions to impossible problems, to create beautiful art, and to write incredible stories.
Like me, you’ve probably worked for employers or with groups of people who shunned your innovative thoughts in favor of the same old, same old. Maybe you’ve had teachers who ripped your art to shreds because it didn’t follow their guidelines. Perhaps you’ve stopped trying because someone(s) told you that your ideas/efforts weren’t good enough. Or you didn’t know the right people. Or you didn’t have the right experience. Or your haircut was offensive. Okay, that last one might be a bit extreme, but you get the point.
Now, listen to me. Read on.
No matter what anyone says or has said to you, remember this: Nobody – NOBODY – has the right to cut your imagination off at the knees. If you can’t use it at work because of some idiot boss or coworker (yeah, I’ve had a few of those), then find a way to let it go in another area of your life. If you’ve been told you have no imagination and you fell for it, please recognize those words for what they are – LIES. Big fat ones.
Every single person is creative. Every single person has the spark of something new, something amazing, something completely awesome. EVERYONE. That includes you.
I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord! Psalm 139:14 (TPT)
You are mysteriously complex. A breathtaking creation of God, the Father.
Think about that.
Now go and create!