“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” (Galatians 6:4-5 MSG)
You are an original.
The life you live is distinct and different from any other life that has ever been lived. Others may have things in common with you, there are others whose lives might be similar, but none that have your exact experience, have made your exact choices or have reacted to situations the way you have.
You are unique.
Is it any wonder why we often feel alone or lonely? There is not one other person who knows exactly how you feel unless you share it with them.
Your life is distinctive.
Life does not go as planned. Marriage, kids, career, money rarely follows our expectation of them. Some things turn out better that you imagined. Some things unfurl themselves into your deepest nightmare. And yet, through it all – it is life.
You are alive.
This is your life.
Take responsibility for it.
No one can live your life for you.
Don’t be impressed with yourself or compare yourself to others.
Both are short roads to misery and selfishness. They are a sure way circumvent creativity as they pull your eyes from God and focus soley on yourself.
Leave the judgements at the door.
Don’t worry about what others are living, saying, doing. Do the best with your life and let God deal with the rest.
God has given you gifts to deal specifically with your life and He has given you permission to use them.
What does your creative best look like?