Written By Ben Dankaka
Meditation – Psalm 136:5
One of the principles of success in every line of work is creativity. Hardly is there any career leader who doesn’t depend on this principle. You can’t get to the top of your field if you are not creative. Creativity is important in every field because that is what makes the people at the top stand out. Without creativity, you will be unable to stay ahead of others. Think of all the career leaders you know. They are all recognized for doing something exceptional. In the IT industry for instance, it takes creativity to lead because you have to able to create something that is fresh and innovative.
Creativity is not only required in technology or in industries like entertainment, fashion, eatery and artistry, it is needed in every business. Even if you are into retailing, you will need to be creative. Former richest man in the world, Sam Walton, and founder of Wal-Mart Stores used a creative business formula that most retailers ignore. He bought a wide variety of products in bulk across his network of stores so he could pass savings on to his customers. As a result, people flocked to his stores. In the manufacturing industry, it is common knowledge that creativity is what makes a product different from others. Today, the world still celebrates the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci, William Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison for their creative works.
I am often amazed when I hear people say, they are not creative. There’s no one on earth who isn’t creative. You might not be creative in your current work, but there’s definitely a place where you can be creative. That place is usually in your area of gifting. The Bible tells us that God created the heavens and the earth, and then He created man in His own image. Since God is creative, we also are creative. Don’t think creativity is the exclusive right of a select few. Every human is creative. If you are engaged in a work that you think has to do with your calling, and yet you are finding it difficult to be creative, perhaps you are not putting enough effort.
Creativity is not a gift that suddenly falls on you from heaven. It doesn’t work like magic. It takes effort to create something. The Bible tells us that God made the heavens and earth by His understanding. That is, by his knowledge, He created the heavens and the earth. So He didn’t just create the heavens and the earth without an effort. To create man out of the dust of the earth, God had to use His understanding. In the same way, for us to be able to create anything, we have to use our knowledge or understanding. To be creative in your field of endeavor, get understanding!
Prayer: Lord, teach me your ways.
REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 136
Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.