Today, my husband and I enjoyed taking a leisurely drive to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. This section of the outer banks has high sand dunes and constant coastline breezes. Orville and Wilbur Wright drove to this area from their home in Ohio in the early 1900s around this same time of year.
Their story revealed how their innovative thinking helped them to invent, build, and eventually fly the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane on December 17, 1903. They were not engineers, or university graduates, but they had a dream to improve flight and their innovative thinking helped them discover creative ways to do so.
We have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes].—1 Corinthians 2:16 AMP
When we make Jesus the Lord of our life, we have the mind of Christ and the anointing of the Holy Spirit helping us to be creative and innovative. He desires to open our eyes to see what others don’t see, and to imagine what others don’t comprehend. We are designed to be guided by God’s creative thoughts and purposes. Each of us has unique gifts and passions (see 1 Corinthians 3:10) that enables us to be inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs. This list of possibilities is endless when He is leading the way.
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us.—Ephesians 3:20 AMP
Creativity and innovation are in God’s nature and as His children, we possess these characteristics in our DNA. He gives us permission to dream big and He encourages us to make plans for how He might use us. Since that is the case, let’s start to see ourselves as creative visionaries, possessing innovative power and ability. Let’s not idle our life away, instead, let’s tackle new challenges and take flight to the new horizons that lie ahead of us as we let go and let God use us.