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What is the Source of Creativity, Innovation and Invention? Ways You can Tap into It

The Source of Creativity
The Source of Creativity

The Source of Creative Ideas, Inventions and Creations

There’s a question that many people keep asking without getting satisfactory answers. The question is, “Where does creativity, innovation, and inventions come from?

The quest to understand the source of these phenomena has often been clouded by limited perspectives. But in this blog we are going to explore this concept and by the end of this article, you will have a solid answer to the question, What is the source of creativity? Where is creativity from?

Where Does Creativity Come From?

That an inventor claims to be atheist does not absolve God from being the source of whatever discovery he may have stumbled upon during his research.

There has been a long standing confusion about who is the source of all the wonderful, jaw dropping, awe inspiring inventions and innovations of man.

This has been due to the fact that some philosophers of old tried to study and understand the vast nature of science with their finite minds.

In their quest for knowledge they became puffed up with their little discoveries and came to the erroneous conclusion that there was no God. Paul makes it clear that any man who claims to know it all because of the number of books he thinks he has read and the number of discoveries he has made, is living in a fool’s paradise.

So when a man begins to argue against the existence of God because he has allowed himself to be confused by knowledge, it is obvious that he is ignorant. A close study of scripture makes it impossible to confuse any other medium as the source of knowledge apart from God from whom all knowledge flows.

…We know that we all possess KNOWLEDGE. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he KNOWS something does not yet know as he ought to know.

1 Cor 8:1-2 NIV

The Apostle Paul in the above verse used different Greek words when talking about knowledge. Understanding this helps to grasp his communication more appropriately.

The first word translated as knowledge came from the Greek word “gnosis” and the second word translated “knows” in the verse above comes from another Greek word “eido”. Gnosis is a Greek word which actually means science knowledge.

In one of my books titled “How to Enjoy Kingdom Currency”, I explained the meaning of the word gnosis. I made it clear that science is a theoretical and practical knowledge about the natural world in which we live.

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Understanding The Origin Of Science

In a bid to figure out where creative ideas and inventions came from, it would be beneficial to study the history of science.

From understanding the origin of science, we can then pivot that insight into other aspects of creativity that not science driven like art, music and other forms of creative manifestations.

So how did science knowledge come about?
The knowledge of science was produced by God and wired into the natural environment in a manner that makes it discoverable by scientists who are given to study through observation, investigation and research.

As opposed to what some people have thought, science is Godly because its laws and principles were established by God so that man could access them through careful consideration and organized study.

Science has its place in God’s kingdom and can be taken advantage of through creativity. That notwithstanding, there are some who allow their knowledge of science to be corrupted by the devil and his agents.

That’s when such folks begin to develop all kinds of vain theories and philosophies that do not glorify God. They end up getting puffed up and begin to propound theories that are at cross purposes with the revealed will of God.

The word “knows” which follows in verse 2 in the same scripture above is from the Greek word “eido” and it means to have a knowledge that is higher than scientific facts through spiritual perception and awareness.

So Paul was actually making it clear that trying to explain and understand divine realities with science knowledge alone without spiritual insight and perception produces more ignorance.

The fact that one has read tons of books, made several scientific discoveries and became a doctor of history, philosophy, art or science does not in any way make that person qualified to claim that he knows about the higher levels of knowledge which require illumination to comprehend.

That makes them unfit to even say anything about the existence of God because all they know is a unit of science, history, philosophy or whatever it is they have studied.

Such folks must never claim to know about things that pertain to the divine because they are completely alien to them. If you want to fire up your creativity and tap into the source, “Ignite Your Creativity” is the only book you need to read. 

Ignite Your Creativity
Ignite Your Creativity

As Paul stated, we must never allow our knowledge of science get us so puffed up that we begin to philosophize the existence of the Almighty Infinite Creator who was not created; a God who preexisted the beginning.

In our path to unlocking our creativity, we must never allow any scientific knowledge we acquire to get us puffed up.

Neither should we allow any innovation or creative discovery we make cause us to become arrogant in our approach toward the One by whom all creations were created.

FOR THROUGH HIM GOD CREATED EVERYTHING in the heavenly realms AND ON EARTH. HE MADE THE THINGS WE CAN SEE AND THE THINGS WE CAN’T SEE—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. EVERYTHING WAS CREATED THROUGH HIM AND FOR HIM. He existed before anything else, and HE HOLDS ALL CREATION TOGETHER.

Col 1:16-17 NLT

Being the most learned of all the Apostles of the early church, Paul makes no mistake about the personality of God as the Source of all creation, inventions and innovations.

He specifies that God created all things including the ones we can see today and the invisible ones which we cannot yet see in the physical zone of time and space.

He makes it clear that God created everything through Jesus Christ. The fact that an inventor claims to be an atheist does not absolve God from being the source of whatever discovery he may have stumbled upon during his research.

God is the author of every notable and praiseworthy invention whether the ones patented by an atheist or a believer.

No wonder the founding fathers that brought about the fundamental discoveries upon which modern science was built were Christians to a large degree, while the rest were shaped by a culture that was dominated by Christians.

In fact it was discovered that none of the founding fathers of science have origin from any religion or religious groups that do not believe in Jesus Christ (e.g. Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, etc).


The Connection Between the Study of Science and the Study of God

Many of the founders of modern science were also very interested in theology. If you read the works of men like Blaise Pascal and study some of their writings, this is obvious.

Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics was a church monk. As a matter of fact, right from the 13th century onward, every major scientist explained his motivation and inspiration in theological terms.

This included Leibnitz and even Isaac Newton who regarded himself more as a theologian than a scientist.

Isaac Newton, the father of the universal laws of gravity, often stated that his interest in theology, which is the study of God and religion, surpassed his interest in science. No wonder Newton said at the end of his Principles:

“This most beautiful system of sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being…

This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God.

“These men studied God in order to become creative in their study and practice of science. They were men who cultivated kingdom mentality by studying the most Creative Being in the entire universe. There are yet billions of creations in the unseen realm that God is waiting for humanity to stumble upon.

They have been catalogued in the timeless domain awaiting any interested seekers’ discovery. It is high time we as kingdom citizens brace ourselves up and become deliberate in our approach towards making these unseen inventions and innovations manifested to our world.

Divine Insight and Science: Partners in Creativity

Science and spirituality need not be at odds; they can be harmonious partners in the quest for knowledge.

Science is a mechanism through which God’s divine design becomes manifest. The laws and principles governing the natural world are reflections of the Creator’s wisdom.

Yet, there are those who, led astray by the lure of arrogance, pervert scientific knowledge to advance theories that contradict the divine order.

True knowledge, be it scientific or spiritual, humbly acknowledges the Creator as the ultimate source.

The Architect of Inventions and Creations – The Source of Creativity

In the tapestry of human history, one truth resounds with unwavering clarity: God is the architect of all things. The Apostle Paul, renowned for his profound understanding, boldly states that God created everything in heaven and on earth.

The seen and the unseen, the thrones and kingdoms, the rulers and authorities – all bear the mark of the Creator.

This truth extends to inventions and innovations, for they are birthed from the well of divine creativity that flows through human hands.

For more on this, read my book titled “Unlocking Your Kingdom Creativity”. You can get it on Amazon here.

Unlocking Kingdom Creativity
Unlocking Your Creativity Book

Unlocking Kingdom Creativity: A Divine Partnership

The concept of unlocking kingdom creativity is not mere speculation; it’s an invitation to partake in divine co-creation.

When Jesus handed us the keys of the kingdom, He endowed us with the power to unlock the treasures of heaven and bring them to earth. These keys are not passive; they require activation.

To unlock kingdom creativity, we must align ourselves with divine frequencies, attuned to the spiritual realm where creative thoughts abound.

How to Tap Into the Source of Creativiy

1. Thinking God’s Thoughts After Him

To think God’s thoughts after Him is to embrace the sacred passcode that allows us to access the vault of divine creativity. God’s thoughts are encoded in the frequencies of heaven, waiting for receptive minds to decipher and implement.

We are called to be the intelligentsias of the kingdom, those who bridge the gap between heaven’s creative concepts and earthly manifestation.

Conclusion: Bringing Heaven to Earth is The Root of Creativity

The blueprint of heaven’s creativity can be integrated into our lives, industries, and societies. As we tap into our kingdom creativity, we become conduits for divine ideas that transcend the ordinary.

Just as Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” we are called to bring the reality of heaven’s creativity to the earthly realm.

The source of inventions, creations, and innovations is a fabric woven from the threads of art, science, spirituality, and the divine.

The quest to understand this source begins with humility – acknowledging that our finite minds cannot encompass the vastness of the Creator’s wisdom.

It continues with a partnership between scientific exploration and spiritual insight, recognizing that both are expressions of God’s design.

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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.