Create Every Day
Yesterday I decided upon a new goal for 2017. And I’m so excited about it that I’m not going to wait until January to start. I’m starting now.
I’m going to create something every day.
It doesn’t matter what. I’ll write, paint, build, photograph, whatever. The end product, though important, is not the main idea. The focus is on living more fully. I want to get the most our of every day, and the longer I live the more convinced I am that we were made to create.
Consider this. According to Genesis 1:27, we are made in God’s image: “God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.” And if we look back to verse 1, we learn something about God: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” God is a creator.
So God is a creator, and He created us in His own image. Therefore, we are to be creators. Now surely we will never rise to His level of creation–or HIs level of anything. But we were made to create.
And like God, I want to create with intention. I said earlier that the final product is not important, but it is not unimportant either. Sure, I could bumble along and create things here and there with every whim (and there may be some of that), but I prefer to create with intention. So I’ll focus my creative efforts around my other goals, but I’ll also strive to be sensitive to those moments of inspiration.
I’m committing to the discipline of daily creation, guided by the inspiration that comes when it comes. No excuses, but also no preconceived ideas about what may cry out to be created at any given moment.
Join me. Commit to create. Leave a greater legacy of who God made you to be.