I have always been saddened
when someone tells me they are not creative.
Creativity is a gift from God; we have been made in HIS image and
likeness so we too inherit creativity. The
father of all mankind is a creator, so it is in our blood line, passed on to us
from our mutual heritage. We all have
the gift, but express it differently and creativity is the artist within us. Some do it with a brush, architecture, wood
craft, gardening, decorating, cooking, music; the list is as varied as the
number of mankind. Today we are seeing
the frustration of the multitudes that have never been told they have a gift,
and encouraged as they develop it. We
have become a culture of constant entertainment, and in so doing we have wasted
the gifts God has given us to bless others.
We have begun watching the
History Channel show, Mountain Men, and the thing they all have in common is
they love their work. When was the last
time you heard someone say I love my work?
By the world’s standards they are all living in poverty, they have no fancy
home, just shelter, they have no shopping centers for food nearby, they grow
and hunt their sustenance, they have no expensive cars they walk, canoe or ride
horses, etc. So how are they happy and
content? WORK, work, work is the hidden
path to creativity and work leads to contentment. Our culture has robbed the youth of finding
the gifts inside by giving them everything, but what they really need to be
Just like an addict, our
culture is chained, in bondage to technology and distracted from real life. With all the upheaval, that most of us cannot
change, maybe it is an hour to reevaluate what is necessary for life. Food, shelter, water and finally faith and
family are the things that really matter.
Happiness is not found in entertainment, but experience.
Be sure to encourage the people
around you as they express themselves through their work, and do not be afraid
of failure, because great artist did not begin with masterpieces.