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Brian Stansell
@obrian-of-the-surface-world

Hi Tenshi (@tenshichispa)

Noah has raised some good points, but I would like to add that the creativity God has given to you is a precious gift and has a place within God’s plan.

It is not an either or thing.  It’s not an:”If I serve God, do I have to give up my enjoyment of creativity?”

God wants things in perspective and in proper, priority.

Scripture says:

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. [James 1:17 KJV]

God doesn’t give us gifts of creativity to have us put them on the shelf and forget about them.  He wants us to express them, in partnership with Him, to bring glory to Him, through the talents He has invested in us.

If, however, we make using our gifts a means of displacing Him in priority, then yes, they become idols in our lives because we have made them so.

Our gifts give us the greatest joy when they are illuminated by Him.

Scripture also says:

Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. [Psalm 37:4 NKJV]

As the Good and Perfect Father He is, God delights in the joy of His children.

Put God first in whatever you do, and He will bring everything else into the proper order.

Brian Stansell (aka O'Brian of the Surface World)
I was born in war.
Fighting from my first breath.

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