I’d like to take time today to reflect back on the last several days of writing which I like to refer to as the “making room for creativity” portion of my 31 days series.
Although I’ve been sick for the past week and a half and missed four days of writing, I have to honestly say that I am thoroughly enjoying the entire experience. The writing challenge; my blog visitors and comments; and my increased awareness of the areas I am going to incorporate into my creative life by way of baby steps.
At this time, I also want to give special thanks to the hostess’ of the 31 days series for sharing this blogging opportunity with others. It’s been a true blessing for which I am very thankful 🙂
For the past six days we’ve looked at ways to “make room for more creativity” in order to expand your creative life even further. We’ve looked at…
- Making room for a creative space of your own
- Making creative space inspirational
- Clearing the clutter from our surroundings and creative space(s)
- Freshening the air in creative spaces
- Being ready for creativity, and
- Sharing creative time with others
All of these ideas are meant to encourage and inform you of ways to improve creativity and have a more creative life.
Feeling overwhelmed or discouraged because you already have a lot going on in your life? Your creative life is meant to be savored – to be enjoyed with unhurried appreciation. So just remember to incorporate what you can when you can. No rush. No pressure. And absolutely no guilt. The only thing I ask of you is to start your creative journey by first reading and incorporating Day 1: Let Go and Day 2: Define Your Creative Life. These are the “foundation” to a more creative life and are important enough for me to mention more than once throughout my entire series.
“I command you – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Once you’ve given your best at completing Day 1 and 2, then go for it! Skip around. Did something in this series speak to your heart? Start there. Want to dabble in a little here and a little there. Than do that. Take it one baby step at a time, have fun with it and reap huge creative rewards in your life. And take time to be an inspiration to someone else.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”
At a place in life where even taking a few baby steps seems an impossible task? If living a more creative life is something you really want or have been wanting for a while now, I encourage you to re-read Day 1 and pray, every day, about your burdens and daily schedule and ask God to thrust open the doors of opportunity in your life. We all, at one time or another, have limited God with our small thinking. Think big and know…
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
It’s important to ask God for the things we desire in life. Be persistent in your prayers. To be persistent is to be rewarded. Take a few minutes each day in your prayer time to ask for more creativity in your life. For those who desire to have more friends who have the same or similar creative interests, by all means, ask God to bring these people into your life.
“Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks receives; everyone who seeks, finds; and the door is opened to everyone who knocks.”
Be constant with your requests, and then wait for God’s abundance to pour out to you.
“You will have such a surplus of crops that you will need to clear out the old grain to make room for the new harvest.”
Go to the next post in my series: Day 19: Exploring Your Creative Senses