When we must create…

When I started this blog my first post stated my belief that we are all created to create. Seeing as how we are all created in the image of our creator, it is only natural that we are called to create as well. And I wholeheartedly believe that.

However, I have not been putting that into practice. Besides my weekly post here and my sermons (granted that is no small amount of creating) I have been doing no creating.

It has all come to a head here lately as I’ve read several of Jon Acuff’s books and I realize I am starting to run out of reasons not to create. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I’ve come to the realization that the bulk of why I haven’t been creating, namely writing, is out of fear. The thought train goes like this:

“If I spend all this time writing and then throw it out there for the world to see, what happens if the world doesn’t like it? Or I don’t like it once it is done? Then I will have wasted all that time. It will have been for nothing.”

But that simply isn’t the case. Writing for me is not about making something others will like. At this point it is about being true to who God is calling me to be. It is what I have to do because he is calling me to it. Right now, my “audience” is irrelevant.

And I have a feeling that I’m not the only one going through this. Chances are some of you reading this have a dream that God has placed on your heart, a dream he crafted your talents for. Maybe you’ve been putting off that dream. Maybe you’ve come to the end of your rope of excuses and it is time to

just

let

go.

Today, may you embrace the dream of creation that God is calling you to. May you pick up that old hobby you miss. May you get a little creative in your career. May you take those lessons you’ve been meaning to take. Get out there and listen to the call of God in your life and may you come to realize that it isn’t about what your “audience” may think, but instead it is about becoming the person God created you to be.

Grace and peace

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