‘You shall expand to the right and to the left.’ Isaiah 54:3 NKJV
Today God may be saying to you what He said to His people Israel: ‘Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left.’ (Isaiah 54:2–3 NKJV) Most people automatically stay within lines, even if those lines have been arbitrarily drawn or are terribly out of date. Remember, most limitations we face are not imposed on us by others; we place them on ourselves. Lack of creativity often falls into that category. If you want to become more creative, challenge your boundaries.
One inventor said, ‘All human development, no matter what form it takes, must be outside the rules; otherwise, we would never have anything new.’ When you want something you don’t have, you must be willing to do something you haven’t done yet. You say, ‘But I don’t have his education,’ or ‘I don’t have her talent.’ You don’t need someone else’s talent or education. When God made you, He deposited within you everything required to fulfil your destiny; you just need to unlock it and put it to work.
‘Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness”… Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over… every living thing that moves on earth.”’ (Genesis 1:26–28 NKJV) Note the word ‘likeness’. You’re an image-bearer of God. You have divinely ordained DNA. You’re capable of being creative, so lift the limitations on yourself.
SoulFood: Gen 44–46, Matt 22:23–33, Ps 24, Pro 7:24–25
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023