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Life feels limiting when resources are scarce. And of course it seems we could do more if only we had more. But often our limitation is not in our resources but in our own creativity and ability to be resourceful.

Kids typically have no problem creating much from little. A discarded box easily becomes a fort and a broken tree limb becomes a sword.

Children know how to use their imaginations to create new worlds regardless of how little they have.

But it seems we forget much of our creativity as adults. And it’s difficult to be resourceful without this spirit of creativity.

Being resourceful is creatively using whatever we have and learning how to make something meaningful out of it.

For instance, we get 24 hours each day and we get to choose how to spend it. We can waste it or creatively redeem it.

And regardless of how much money we have, it still takes resourcefulness to meet our basic needs and to use money as a tool in our practice of love.

Likewise, there might actually be more we could do with a bigger house, office, car or whatever. But being resourceful allows us to reimagine all the different ways we can use what we do have. And this gives us greater freedom and clarity to consider our true desires.

Whether with our time, money, or other resources it’s quite natural to want more. And at times it’s even very appropriate to expand and gain more.

But often we have enough already and must simply learn to be creative and resourceful.

This is how we wisely steward what God has given us.

Don’t let a lack of creativity hold you back. Be resourceful and discover the many ways to enjoy what God has given you.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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