Created by the Creator

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I have been reading Jordan Raynor’s “Called to Create.” He talks about how we are all creators. “In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.” (Genesis 1:1) God is the Creator. We were created in His image; so, we, too, are creators.

My dad, whose birthday was today, was a stone mason by profession. He created beautiful stone buildings and fireplaces. It was not until later in his life that he realized that the job that he loved was also an artistic expression of his creativity.

I know I have been called to create. I write. I love to do it and can spend hours on a project. I am currently helping my uncle by editing his memoir. I have decided to treat this “hobby” as a job by setting a deadline for completion so that I don’t get behind on some of my own projects.

What are you called to create? Do you have a hobby that uses your creativity? Maybe you need to treat it more as a job so you can be more productive. Do you have a job that you love? How can you use your creativity to make your job feel more like a hobby?

After all, you were created by the Creator to be a creator!