Did you ever start something and go,
“yeah, that’s good, sort of.. .but it’s not quite where my heart is?”
That where I found myself last Friday. I had a pretty good start with Holy Imagination, three weeks with one or more posts each week. I was fortunate to sign up a number of people for my email newsletter to keep them connected. But inside as I spent time praying and listening to God that day I knew I wasn’t quite where I should be.
Don’t get me wrong have always enjoyed creativity and encouraging people in that. I believe we are creatively made by God to be creative. And that using our creativity glorifies God! But at this point in my life I need to focus my attention. I’m known for doing a lot of things, like MANY at a time and that can result in not putting all I should into what I should be doing. And I know what my main passion is.
My passion is being a disciple of Jesus who helps others become disciples of Jesus, who then also make disciples. I do it with our young church movement called Diaspora. I equip and encourage other churches and leaders in it. I write about it, talk to small and large groups about it. It’s who I am.
So, it’s time for a pivot of Holy Imagination. While it will still feature creativity and encouragement to be creative, it will be aimed at using creativity, giftedness and God’s power to make disciples who makes disciples. My apologies to those who found this blog and signed up for encouragement in creativity and leadership without wanting a faith element. I wish you all the best. Honestly, if you want to truly tap into your creative potential I would strongly urge you to look to Jesus Christ as the giver of life and creativity. Jesus had a real sense that each of us is unique, gifted and will find our ultimate purpose and life in following Him.
For example, in the Bible, Jesus says,
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
And Psalm 139:13-14, the Psalmist records how God has created him and each of us with a uniqueness and that God has made us wonderfully and creatively,
“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”
And so, starting today, we pivot! I will edit the previous posts somewhat to help them link with my changed vision.
All the best to you, God bless!