Outside the Box
One glance at the Grand Canyon, a laughing hyena and Niagara Falls shows that we serve a God of creativity. And because HE is creative, He loves to pour His creativity into His children.
Check out one of my favorite Scriptures from the Message:
“Live creatively, friends.
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that.
Don’t be impressed with yourself.
Don’t compare yourself with others.
Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life” (Galatians 6: 1; 4-5).
What happens when we allow God to lead us outside the box?
“Promise Keepers” happens.
“Women of Faith” is launched.
“Passion” conferences” explode.
Hillsong goes global.
Revival sweeps through churches.
If we become spiritually comfortable, we grow stale. In fact, we can get so comfortable that we stop stepping out in faith to take risks that we easily took in earlier days.
God wants to use us!
But if we aren’t living in obedience to Him,
He’ll easily find someone else to do the job.
He’ll find someone who’s willing to step out in faith.
One who believes faith and risk often go hand-in-hand.
He’ll use someone who’s willing to think outside the box that we’ve become trapped in.
Yellow Cab could have created Uber.
Hilton could have created Airbnb.
ESPN could have created Bleacher Report.
Wal-Mart could have created Amazon.
So why didn’t they?
They became comfortable where they were.
And now—those who were willing to think outside of the box—are giving them a run for their money!
Let’s not make the mistake of becoming too comfortable.
“Live creatively, friends. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life” (Galatians).
I’ll be speaking seven times in Leesburg, VA, this weekend and would appreciate your prayers.
Precious sister in Christ, I love the way Elohim chose to create you and how he uses you to speak to my heart and the hearts of many! God bless you!
Well, creative thoughts and creativity! I love it! And we don’t just eat manna, but we have such a variety of things to eat with color, spice, texture, various number of servings in a package & the packaging! An amazing God!
Yes, will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Seven times is a bunch to speak, but biblically the complete number! !!!
Enjoyed the thought about “Outside the Box” and it definitely reminded me that I need to get focused on what God wants me to do instead of staying comfortable.
I enjoy reading your blogs. Have a safe trip to VA!
Prayers for your safe flight and God’s word. Can’t wait to see you again!