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Creativity Lessons I Borrowed From Mary
Creativity Lessons I Borrowed From Mary


Creativity Lessons from Mary’s Journey

Creativity is a powerful force that transcends time and culture. It can be found in various forms and has the ability to shape the world around us.

When exploring the subject of creativity, one might not immediately think of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a source of inspiration. 

However, Mary’s life, as depicted in the Bible, offers us valuable lessons that can ignite our creative spirit.

In my experience as a creativity coach, I have found procreation as a very profound metaphor that helps to describe creativity.

Mary, the mother of Jesus, embodies the essence of an individual chosen by God to bring His creative ideas into the world. 

By closely examining her story, we can uncover valuable lessons that will enable us to operate with creativity and make a lasting impact. If you want to study more on creativity, you can get the digital copy of “Ignite Your Creativity” here. The hard copy is available here.

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5 Creativity Lessons You Can Learn From Mary

1. Conceive an Idea:

Just as Mary was chosen to conceive and bear a great son, God wants to impregnate your mind with ideas that will transform the world.

Your past accomplishments or lack thereof does not limit God’s ability to birth something remarkable through you.

By acknowledging your divine purpose and remaining open to God’s revelation, you can receive groundbreaking ideas that have the potential to revolutionize society. This creativity lesson is very fundamental.

Further reading: How to birth your brainchild

2. Do not limit yourself:

When she was told about the idea God had for her to bear a son, her first response was, “how can this be possible when I know not a man”.

Many creatives tend to limit the potential of their creative ideas because they don’t have the people that can make that possible.

Mary’s encounter with the angel revealed that the Holy Spirit would overshadow her, enabling the conception of a child without human intervention.

Similarly, we must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to bring our creative ideas to fruition.

Our lack of connections, experience, or resources should not hinder us, for it is by the Spirit’s guidance that we can navigate the challenges and limitations we may face.

Trusting in the Holy Spirit’s wisdom and direction empowers us to accomplish what may seem impossible.

In addition to this, always know that God will bring the men, materials and resources need to bring your ideas to fruition if you will take the first step.

3. Finding Inspiration in Role Models:

Mary sought guidance from her cousin Elizabeth, who had also experienced a similar conception.

Likewise, you should identify and learn from those who have walked a similar path or achieved success in our desired field.

Role models provide inspiration, practical insights, and encouragement. Through studying their stories, books, or interviews, you can gain valuable lessons and wisdom that will propel you forward in your creative endeavors.

4. Nurturing in the Face of Doubt:

Mary’s journey was met with doubt and skepticism from others, but she remained steadfast in her belief. As creators, we may encounter skepticism or disbelief from those around us.

Yet, like Mary, we must nurture and protect our creative ideas, trusting in God’s promises and embracing the potential impact they can have on the world.

Believing in your vision and staying committed to its development will lead to its fulfillment.

5. Receiving Encouragement and Affirmation:

Elizabeth’s words of blessing and affirmation uplifted Mary and strengthened her resolve. Similarly, you need supportive individuals who believe in your creative abilities and offer encouragement along the way.

Surrounding yourself with mentors, friends, or communities that affirm your gifts and provide constructive feedback is vital for nurturing your creativity and maintaining a positive mindset.

Conclusion: Creativity Lessons

Mary’s journey teaches us profound lessons about unlocking our creativity.

By embracing divine impregnation, trusting in the Holy Spirit’s guidance, seeking inspiration from role models, nurturing our ideas despite doubt, and receiving encouragement, we can bring forth creative solutions that impact the world.

Follow Mary’s footsteps, allowing God to impregnate your mind with divine ideas. Nurture them with faith, resilience, and the support of others.

As we embrace our role as creatives, we can unleash our creative potential and contribute to making a positive difference in our sphere of influence.

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So tell me in comments section, which creativity lesson are you going to borrow from this article?

If you found this valuable, or you have a question or different perspective, please leave a comment below and I will be happy to engage with you in the comment section.

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About the Author

Iredafe is a creativity coach, author, and software engineer with a passion for unlocking creative potential and inspiring individuals to master the business of their creativity.

He is an author of 17+ books based in Canada. He speaks, writes books and blogs on topics of utmost interest which includes Creativity, 4D Thinking, Problem Solving, Authorpreneurship, and Kingdom.