It's been one of "those" - a no good, rotten week for creativity. So like a toddler having a tantrum, I broke up with my true love, Writing, again. We made it an entire 24-hours apart until there I was, habitually sliding into my desk chair with a cup of coffee in hand. The pain of our separation was forgotten and no necessary apologies were needed. We're like that, writing and me.
My breakup made me wonder why God puts up with the creative process at all. I can relate to His frustration when the "created" doesn't turn out quite like planned. The flood anyone?
I picture Him sitting in front of a universal drawing board, crumpled papers strewn about and half-eaten snacks littering the desktop. I grin at the thought of Him tossing out ideas and mulling over something better - maybe even trying to hit a black hole-like garbage can between attempts.
It's never fun to stress, but this "rotten" week has taught me something: there's no doubt we're made in God's image. The same motivation that drives Him to invest in all of us, motivates the rest of us to share our passion with world through our talents. Even when it's hard. Even when our efforts seem to fall short. Even when we want to give up.
Because we're wired just like Dad.
I create because I'm compelled and I'm miserable when I'm stagnant. I bet you have some tough things that you've been called to do, but that you can't walk away from them either.
What compels you?
"Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree." Joyce Kilmer
"And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us, confirming the work that we do. Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!" Psalm 90:17
“Can you direct the movement of the stars—binding the cluster of the Pleiades
or loosening the cords of Orion?
Can you direct the constellations through the seasons
or guide the Bear with her cubs across the heavens?
Do you know the laws of the universe?
Can you use them to regulate the earth? (Job 38:31-33)
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