The Creator and the Co-Creator
The Creator in today’s post is God, the Father. The co-creator is you. In the Bible, which is my favourite reference point, says in Genesis 1: 26-28- “Then God said, “Let us make human beings[a] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth,[b] and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
27 So God created human beings[c] in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
We are marked as co-creators made in God’s image. We create order out of chaos.
The Dangerous Question as a Co-creator
I am a co-creator called by God! It gives me the drive to do beautiful things.
There is a dangerous question, and unfortunately, for many young people, it kills their dreams before they even have a chance.
The question is “Do you have what it takes?” I used to ask this question a lot of times, I have asked it when my mum was encouraging me to apply for a PhD. Yes, at that time, I had completed medical school with special honours, completed a Paediatrics residency and a taught postgraduate degree in Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing.
However, I dreaded applying for a PhD. I thought it was just for the super talented students who found academics really easy, not me that struggles to keep up with my own tasks and activities.
I didn’t apply for two years until the matter came up three years ago and I summoned the courage to do it.
Do you ask yourself this same question, “Do I have what it takes?”
A better question for you
What if you try asking, “Lord, are you calling me to do this?”
Recently, I have had a mindset shift to keep asking myself this question. It requires being intentional and discipline.
When I get an answer from God, I have the assurance He will see me through.
It takes believing in the promise that the Bible shares with us in Philippians 4:13, 13 For I can do everything through Christ,[a] who gives me strength.
Whether it is leading an organisation, starting a new business, diving into a new career, or creating a journal (like me).
You are qualified for it!
However, the key to having this happen, you have to depend solely on God through the whole process. You need to allow the Creator equip you.
If you let Him, He will plant and harvest good fruits through the works of your hands (your gifts, skills or talents).