“God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” ~ Genesis 1:31
If the blocks and human character in the photo below look familiar to you, most probably you have grown up having a set of these toys – LEGO being the famous brand. I hope you remember the joy when you finally put all the pieces together to form an amazing object. Perhaps you were following the blueprint that was provided in the package or it was in accordance with the image you have creatively visualized and conceptualized in your mind. Whatever it is, it was a happy moment each time you built something nice with these plastic blocks.
The bible verse regarding creation is usually taken literally. Throughout the centuries, many theories has been derived to challenge the bible’s version of creation. I am not writing this piece to dispute these theories or rather I am going to look at it from a different perspective.
“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” ~ Genesis 1:27
I like to think that God is a very creative person. That can be proven by just looking at the human body and all its faculties is enough to amaze us how much thought and work has been put into it.
When God was done with creation, He took a step back and admired everything. He sounded quite happy with His own works.
The Bible started off with the creation story and I take it that God’s main purpose was to create and since He made us in His likeness, it is safe to say that our main purpose in life is to create (perhaps procreation was one of such purposes).
Most of us struggle in life looking for our “sweet spot” and many self help books have touched on the topic of seeking happiness. We also struggle deciding on our vocation and we often ask ourselves what is our purpose here on earth especially in our career.
The first few years of my working life was a struggle. In most of the roles I assumed in the corporate world, I often questioned if it was my true calling and that was because I did not find the sense of satisfaction in my job. In hindsight, I realized now that most of the roles did not give me the room to create – they were restrictive so to speak.
I am glad that I am now given the space and opportunity to create and grow in my career. Indeed, I am happy because there are times when I create and when I am done, I can sit back to not only admire what has been created but also immerse myself in the feeling of satisfaction for creating something new that does not exist before.
I wish the same for you – my creative friend!