Are You Letting Your Creativity Dance?

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Have you thought about the fact that you were created with the power to be creative? God pours into each and every one of us the ability to create. Music, art, dance, literature, business or whatever that ache inside you is that wakes you in the middle of the night. You were created to create works that will resonate in the hearts and souls of those born generations from now. These dreams change us, shape us and compel us to live fuller, deeper lives.

We thrive when we allow ourselves to unleash the creative power that God put in us and participate in the unfolding of beauty in this world by sharing our gifts and talents.

Galatians 6:4-5
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.       

The Message Bible

In reading this I see two things that stunt our creativity:

  1. Don’t be impressed with yourself.
  2. Don’t compare yourself with others.

We lose the beauty of our works when our pride gets in the way. Either we think too much of ourselves or too little. Both are rooted in pride. When what others think of us is greater than the burden to do what God has called us to do, pride is driving us. The voices in our own head can be our undoing. That self-destructive chatter can chip away at the passion that moves us to create, and we are the only ones who can fight this battle.

Have you ever gotten sick from reading while riding in the car? It’s because your brain is focused on the book and sitting still but your body feels the movement of the car. The confused signals between your body and brain cause you to have that sick feeling.

That same thing happens to our hearts when we have a passion on the inside of us that is under constant attack from our thought life. When we worry excessively about the how, when, where and ‘what for’ of what God has called us to do, we paralyze our dreams and the creative power that God placed in us. Our heart and our thoughts oppose each other. It leaves us feeling sick and often we abandon the work instead of sinking into it as the verse encourages us to do.

Woman, you were created by the Creator to create. Are you letting that creativity dance?  No one can bring the beauty to this world that you were meant to bring. Whether it’s a mosaic of stained glass or words of encouragement to a dry and thirsty soul, bring it. Bring it girlfriend. It could change the course of a million lives…or just as powerful, one life. Don’t be afraid to dance.

Sue Cramer

Founder of Praise and Coffee ministry and Magazine. A wife, mom, girlfriend and coffee drinker who loves the Lord.

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8 Comments

  1. I’ve always loved that translation of Galatians. Beautiful reminder!

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  2. Sue, I love this post. It is so pertinent to so many of us. If only we will allow the Lord to create through us and not worry, as you said, about the how, etc, we will fulfill God’s purpose for us. Beautiful post.

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  3. Gurrrrlllll….you have my heart today!
    Thank you SO much for this post, Sue!
    xoxox
    Jenn

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  4. Amen, bring it. Everyone dance.

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  5. Thank you Sue. I needed that encouragement.

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  6. Thank you for the Galatians verse! I believe that God enjoyed creating soooo much that He wanted to give this gift to man! How good our God is!

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  7. What a wonderful reminder that we were uniquely created to create. This is a part of God’s image that God gave to us as women. I loved the two examples of pride. I had never thought of the first one as preventing creativity though I had, of course, recognized it as a form of pride. Thanks for the reminder!

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  8. Love it. Thank you! I struggle with the “Must-be-Perfect” artist’s block. I think I’ll post this Bible verse about my art table! :)
    This is my first visit to your blog site, Sue. I’m certain I’ll be coming to “visit” often! Put the coffee on ;-)

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