20 May 2011

Get Creative

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“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
~ Mary Lou Cook


I’ve heard ‘she’s so creative’ many times. Other times someone would say ‘I don’t have a creative bone in my body.’ Creativity is a driving force in some of us. Why more people aren’t creative is a mystery.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ~George Bernard Shaw

Elder Robert D. Hales said the following in his article Every Good Gift, published in an August 1983 New Era:
“To many, the word creativity simply refers to the cultural, performing, or visual arts. This is a very limiting definition. There are endless ways of applying creative reasoning. …
Too often, however, those who possess great talents are selfish and do not use their gifts for the benefit of others. And more importantly, they do not acknowledge that these gifts are God-given. If we properly understood the source of our creative talents, there would be no application of writing, dancing, music, or photography for Satan’s purposes. The prophet Moroni wisely counsels us about using our talents for evil. He exhorts us to “come unto Christ, and lay hold upon every good gift, and touch not the evil gift, nor the unclean thing” (Moroni 10:30).”

We’re all children of a loving Heavenly Father. We have purpose and talents. I believe that we all came with our own box of individual talents. We should invest time in finding out which ones we have hidden.
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