A common fear of creatives is that the well will run dry.
The terror of empty pipes has even been immortalised with the attribution, “writer’s block.” Doubtless, there is also “song block”, “brush block”, “product block”, and “vid block”.
I choose to block out any idea of blocks. I believe in a perpetual well of inspiration that flows from the inner man. It just needs to be tapped and called upon to produce. Some days more than others, but produce nevertheless.
The hair and slime that clogs the pipes (yuk! but you know exactly what I mean) is actually perfectionism.
We want every work of our hands to be absolutely magnificent. This is a sticking point for sure, because whether we like it or not, some days are simply more open to the flow than others.
“Today, I have nothing to say…”
In thinking about what to write today, I thought about starting my creative encouragement to you with the words, “Today, I have nothing to say…”
Some may breathe a sigh of relief! 😉
But who am I to lie? Even if I say I have nothing to say I’ve said something worthy of exploration.
So be encouraged, you’ll never run dry.
It is not a crime to say the same thing again, in a different way.
Pull an old word from the archives and send it for another spin.
Call on your pet subjects, the core message that you carry, and reiterate it for the umpteenth time. New eyes and ears may be experiencing it for the first time.
You don’t need to create something brand new every time you sit to create. Just turn the value diamond in your hand and highlight another facet of beauty and grace relating to your subject of choice.
What’s Your Diamond Subject?
I speak, write, and teach Christian creativity, mostly focussed on digital delivery of your message and value to the marketplace. I bring prayer and productivity under one roof, and could talk the legs off a horse if I’m let loose.
Some may say I harp on about it. So be it. It’s my song. What’s yours?
To encourage others to recognise and realise their value in tangible ways that can impact lives and generate income is a message I believe people need to hear.
What’s your message?
If it’s a heartfelt sincere message it won’t be a one-time article nested on your blog somewhere, it will be a diamond subject that fascinates your curiosity, and inwardly calls to be communicated time and time again. It will crop up in almost all of your communications in one way or another.
The gospel of course is the core message for every Christian, the golden thread that runs through all we say and do, but there are many facets to Christ’s wisdom that God calls His people to share with the world. Not all of them relate to Heaven. God wants us to end well, of course, but the journey there needs to be taken in fellowship with the Creator too.
The Bible, and the Holy Spirit who wrote it, has much to say about life, finances, diet, rest, wellness, anger, love and relationships, hope, faith, words, thoughts, business, ecology, creativity, parenting…
You name it, there’s a facet of wise counsel that can be shaped into a viable and worthy business, and deliver present value to the marketplace.
My passion and diamond subject is Christian Creativity, what’s yours?
Let me know in the comments…