I believe God is the original Creator (see the Book of Genesis, Chapters 1 and 2). Those chapters vividly describe God’s creativity. I also believe God calls people to creative work, whether it be writing, painting, sculpting, gardening, architecture, finding better ways to solve problems, or any other way creativity displays itself. God is the Caller; we are the callees.
The following ideas are from thinking about The Soul Tells A Story:Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life by Vinita Hampton Wright.
- You can fulfill your calling from God in a variety of ways, depending on your situation and the time you have available in any one day. There’s flexibility. A calling never ends. You may do one kind of creativity for awhile, then start another, but it still falls under your calling.
- No one else can (or should) judge how you go about fulfilling your calling. That’s between you and God. Any person who does judge has no qualification to do so.
- Calling isn’t necessarily something you do for money. It might be, but often it is not. Calling goes “deeper” than work. It is in who you are and what you are gifted (in reality, created) to do. Calling makes God and you happy, and you aren’t happy until you are in some way fulfilling that calling.
4 responses to “God, Calling, and Creativity”
This is a lovely post. I am working on one also highlighting God’s CREATIVITY!! You can tell He had fun creating some of these animals and foods lol
Yes, how about the giraffe and the platypus! 🙂 Thanks for the nice compliment.
I prefer the story of Dorothee Sölle….about the need of God for human support…
I had not heard of her, so don’t know what you are referring to, but consider that in calling and creativity, there is a sense that God and people work together. Thanks for reading and commenting.