It’s time to color outside the lines.
This blog is talking to all of you logical, (left side of our brain according to the experts), people. That means this is a pep talk to me too!
We need to relax and be more creative (let the right side of our brain do something).
We analytical types think we rule the world. We actually don’t. We just implement the breakthrough ideas that the creative types dream up.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t be creative ourselves. It’s time to color outside the lines. The world needs our creativity. You need to be creative.
I give you permission to color outside the lines of your picture in your coloring book of life.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso
Why always be logical? Breakthrough ideas don’t come through logic. Logic has to be used eventually to implement them. But creativity should rule.
How does this apply to Christianity? Everything! God is creative. He wants to spice up your life, your family, and your church with creative ideas. But us logical types say no, God is a God of order, He would never do that. That is why Church is often so boring. When you look at Jesus he broke all the rules and brought a different way of thinking and living into the world. He definitely didn’t color inside the lines His culture told Him too.
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
I give you permission, as if I really have that authority, to do something creative without being logical all of the time.
You don’t always have to get to point C by going through point A and B first? Who told you that? Go to point C by going through point M first. Why? It’s longer you say? Yea but it creates new routes in your brain that gives new insight and is more fun.
I challenge you and myself to do something this week that isn’t rational, logical, or necessary. Be random, spontaneous, be a kid for a few minutes. It’s OK. I won’t tell.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein