God is a creative God. And this desire to create runs deep in us as well. While we can care for what others have done, there’s still a part of us that wants to create our very own. And this is not pride, but part of how we reflect God’s divine image in our life.
From childhood, we stacked blocks, drew pictures, and played in the imaginary worlds we created. And this creative spirit followed us into adulthood.
For instance, it’s what drives us to put our unique mark on a project, start our own business, engage in our various hobbies, or to have our own children.
Whatever it looks like, it’s deeply satisfying to create something new. Something that didn’t exist before now does because of our humble efforts.
And certainly there’s a place to care for what’s already been created. For example, we might faithfully work for someone else or do our small part to grow our communities toward their highest good.
But the desire to create our very own still runs deep.
To be sure, this can seem prideful when there’s already so many clear needs that need attention. And perhaps it is when our desires cause us to turn a blind eye to the needs God puts in our path.
But the desire itself is not pride.
We were created to create and this is simply part of our wiring.
And we allow our souls to remain restless when we don’t discover meaningful ways to express it.
We might try to live vicariously through others on the sidelines of life. But our souls are not truly satisfied until we’re actively creating more life and goodness ourselves.
In the end, honor your desire to create and create generously. It’s who God has made you to be.
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