Living an inspired life is natural for a son or daughter like you. You need pay no homage to the muse because you have the greater One Himself living in you.
Never fall for the lie that you must wait for a bolt from the mysterious blue to take you over because the truth is that the Inspirer dwells with and in you. He is present and always ready to infuse your heart and mind with ideas beyond your own making.
I enjoy the Passion translation’s rendition of Proverbs 12:5 which reads. “The lovers of God are filled with good ideas…”
The most important skill you can ever learn is leaning into His indwelling and hearing the still, small voice of the Spirit speaking within you. The beauty of this process is that as you do, and act on what you believe you are hearing, your confidence will grow, and the path from heart to hand will become less fraught with friction.
You have the mind of Christ, and you are one spirit with Him.
“…we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16 KJV)
“…he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17 NKJV)
This fusion of His divinity and your humanity makes for a powerful and furiously creative coupling. In fellowship with the Holy Ghost, you’ll second guess yourself less, and respect the ideas that bubble up within you more.
In the early days, ideas and actions I took were baked in an insecure oven of self-doubt and depreciation of my giftedness. The life of a real writer was always the territory of someone other than me. The sense of being a pretender hogged my every step.
My perspective changed when I embraced the pioneering nature of creativity. I began to view imposter syndrome as an indicator that I was moving in the right direction because the creative life is always stepping over boundaries and pushing for greater impact. If we are not to some degree a stranger in a strange land it may indicate a need to step out a little further and exercise the muscles of our imagination a little more.
The creative life is not designed with comfort in mind. Its nature is courageous.
However uncomfortable it may feel at times, however, creative life is not ill-fitting.
David felt compelled to run toward Goliath, slingshot swinging. He broke free from the crowd and claimed His covenant identity. He stepped onto the field in his own clothes, with familiar weapons, and vitally aware of His relationship with God.
We don’t fake it ’til we make it. We live authentically aligned to our passions and pursue God’s best with every step. However imperfect those steps may appear they are ordered by the Lord, and each one leads us closer to fulfilment.
Saul’s armour would have left David dead in the dust. So it is with the creative Christian life. You are not copying others, not squeezing yourself into someone else’s mould.
Your creative life and pursuits are well fitted to your personality and God given gifts. You are in the business of being yourself.
Scripture encourages you to,
“Look well to yourself [to your own personality]” (1 Timothy 4:16 AMP).
In doing so, living and dealing true to your convictions and values, accepting who you are and the way He has made you, you will stand head and shoulders above the crowd.
“…persevere in these things [hold to them], for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” (1 Timothy 4:16 AMP)
Jesus put it like this:
“Take my yoke upon you, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light”
God’s yoke for you is easy not because it is insignificant or paltry. It is light because it is well-fitted. It sits smoothly over your shoulders. Carrying the weight of it together with the King is not burdensome, it is a joyful journey of fruitful discovery.
Your job is not to strain your way to success, it’s to yield to God’s leading and follow His example.
The Spirit of God dwells in you, and He is partnering with you every day to bring His creative power to bear upon all you put your hand to. Diligently staying connected to the flow will carry you far beyond your talent alone can take you.
Inspiration is not in short supply.
There is a “bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:19 AMP) and you should live full of eager expectation that you’ll be supplied to overflowing with whatever is needful to move your mountains and make your mark!