Creativity and Fitting in Life’s Box
It is not easy to understand a creative person. We see the world through different eyes and are often perceived as over sensitive, dramatic, dreamers, or just people who don’t fit in. When in the midst of people who consider themselves pragmatic or realistic, we often feel misunderstood or unaccepted.
It is not the fault of those who are considered “conventional.” They would like to understand us but we are different and our vision is, for them, difficult to grasp. We understand that this difference, this creativity is a gift from God. Why would we want to change? Why would we even try to fit in?
There are times when feeling a part of the group might be nice. But we are not willing to lose our true selves so that we may become a part of the pack. Where do we go when we feel that no one truly knows us and we want to be understood?
I go to my Bible and I open it to Psalm 139.
The Bible ~ The Book With All the Answers
Sacred Scripture offers us so much love. With its multitude of parables, verses and life instructions, it is a manual of love and wisdom. So often, we come upon a verse that we feel was written just for us. It inspires, teaches and reaches the depths of our souls. For me, one of these is Psalm 139.
Why Psalm 139?
The Psalm begins by confirming God`s understanding of us:
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar………
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all.
It tells us that we are never alone:
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me……
It assures us that we are who we were created to be:
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
It reflects our Love for God:
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You……
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.
We are Never Alone
So, when you are feeling misunderstood or alone, listen to God. Go to His word and there you will find His presence. For you, it may not be Psalm 139 but this book which includes over 31,000 verses and over 800,000 words surely has encouraging messages for you.
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