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One of God’s attributes is creativity and we are created in His image, with creative characteristics and the ability to be free thinkers using imagination and ingenuity to invent through developing ideas that are beneficial to humanity (Gen 1:27). As a Christian, I am a child of the most creative person ever, for my heavenly Father created the heavens and earth (Isa 42:5). We each have a unique combination of

Creative ability can be used for good and evil

gifts and abilities that we are to steward and utilize in the outworking of our call or ministry, to accomplish the specific preordained purposes "which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Eph 2:10). It is our responsibility to nourish and develop the vulnerable seed of creativity and bring it to maturity. Thus surround yourself with those who will encourage and help protect your venture.

Because of sin the created world has been marred, bringing sickness, suffering and death. Humanity has often also contributed to this pain as people turn their creative abilities to destructive purposes. “The Lord hates…a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil” (Prov 6:18). Do I use my imagination in a constructive, positive way for the good of humanity?

See also: ability, call/calling, creation, creator, giftings, imagination, inspiration, resources, stewardship.