Your Elusive Creative Genius – Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love that came out a few years ago has some remarkable things to say about creativity, genius, writing and the creative life. Though I wasn’t a big fan of the book and all the accompanying merchandising that came with the movie, I do appreciate her honest search for integrating her creative and spiritual life. Read more…

In this remarkable TED talk, Gilbert offers a few intriguing insights into the artistic myth of genius and points to the source of creativity. How many people are searching for God as they wonder the true source of their creativity? Gilbert is so close here…

I wish I could sit down with her to go over Genesis 1 & Ephesians 2:10…

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

As sons and daughters of God, we have been gifted the creative power of Christ. The Holy Spirit longs to move and work and create in us… Gilbert is onto something.

In Christ, you already have the right stuff.

If you listen to this inspiring TED talk, you’ll know God’s power in you is not Dobby the House Elf.

This 18 minute video is worth sharing, discussing with your creative team, ministry staff or artist fellowship.

Encourage a friend to lean into their God-given creativity.

Be generous and share it with a friend today.

Questions: What did you find most inspiring about Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk? What can we learn from her stories and examples? Why is “showing up to work” so important?

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