Creativity is more than arts and crafts or musical genius.
By the time I got home from work Friday night, I was physically and emotionally drained. While scrolling blankly through social media, I saw an advertisement from Michael’s, stating that “tomorrow is national creativity day”. Now I know that I’m not one to create with construction paper or water colors. I definitely don’t know how to knit or crochet. But I still, without thought, asked God to show me opportunities to be creative. I knew that the only thing I was going to be able to do was go to work. Ridiculous prayer, right? Never underestimate God. Remember, we pray as the Holy Spirit gives us utterance. God already knew what I was going to need. Before I even arrived at work, my manager informed me that I needed to “brace” myself. MasterCard/Visa was having problems authorizing transactions…COUNTRYWIDE. Working in the scheduling department for a major truck and storage rental company on the busiest moving day of the month, without your normal resources, meant chaos. Not to mention, my manager was leaving after I arrived; leaving me to be the go to person. Worst day to be the lead hall monitor. Somehow I made through a very long day, with minimal customer fatalities. Want to know how? Creative solutions. There were times that I didn’t have a clue what to do about a situation and all of a sudden I would say, “I have a plan”. I didn’t remember my ridiculous prayer until the day was almost over. Lord I thank you for the gift of creativity in the workplace. And thank you Holy Spirit for the lyrics to that ridiculous prayer!