Hey all! Hope you are well. So, I’ll be honest I didn’t know how to title this one in a catchy or a a”cool” way, so forgive me. But I think it’s pretty self explanatory, this post is about creativity in the kingdom.
I grew up hearing that jobs to do were nursing, doctor, engineering or lawyer. Anything else was a no no, especially with african aunties and family members. If you know, you know!
However, recently I’ve been wondering how things have changed, and now a lot of the areas, which once weren’t seen as practical or job secure, are becoming more and more popular, with new ventures opening due to technology, such as studying art, can lead you to be a graphic designer or a business logo designer! The roads are endless.
This week, I saw someone reading a bible plan about creativity and being Christian, and I came across a devotion and bible scripture, I would like to share with you.
So, one of the first things I noticed was that God chose the person, and put His spirit, knowledge and wisdom, to be able to do the work.
Point 1. Our talents come from God.
When God was creating the earth, He made everything perfect in its way. I love looking at pictures of nature, of the outside.
I mean, there is no way you disagree, God is also an artist, perfection in the beauty of his creation! Made by Him!
Anyway! Back to the story in exodus 35, not only did God give him the talent, but the skill to perfect the talent he was given! And finally God gave him the ability and desire to teach.
My second point is that when we are given a talent, it’s not just for us. It’s like having a candle or a torch in a dark room, it benefits nobody hiding your light! But it benefits you and others by sharing your light! Don’t hide it! Share it. In Acts 9:36-43, there’s a story of a woman called Tabitha / Dorcas, and she did a lot of charitable deeds, and was loved by her community. When she passed away, they brought to Paul all the tunics and garments that she made, when she was alive, and they mourned her, until she was raised from the dead! I have always said to myself, when the time comes for God to call me home, I want there to be something people can hold onto to say “she did something good in this world. She used what she had for God”, whether it will be books, podcasts, videos, blogs and vlogs! To know my gift made a difference and people loved what I did.
And finally, but most importantly , the gifts we have, are useful in order to benefit the Kingdom of God! In exodus 35 they were in order to make the house of God beautiful. You may not realise if, but what you have can be so important for someone else, or even as a body of Christ! When you think about the fact we’re a body, we all have different roles and skills, but the important thing is that we need one another. Maybe my business needs your art-skills, or to design my new book cover. Maybe your new music needs a talented pianist or musician, what better can we do than to support those in our own body.
We may feel shy, we may feel unpolished, but if you have a gifting, don’t sit on it? Use it for the kingdom of God! Are you a singer? You better saaaaannng for Jesus. If you’re a writer, video content creator, you can use your skills!
Don’t be afraid but be bold! Let your creative light show! Did you ever sing that song this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! Your light may be big or little, but guess what it’s still light! It’s still a source! Therefore don’t hide it! Let it shine.
I hope you enjoyed this post! May God bless 🥰.
~ peace, joy & love