The Best/Most Dangerous Question for Creatives
There is a question that will endanger/stifle/maybe even kill your creativity. There is also a question that will launch your creativity. The thing is they are both the same question, two words, “What if…” On one side we ask questions like “What if it doesn’t work?” “What if it fails?” “What if people don’t like it?” What if? What if? What if? We creatives can “What if” ourselves to our creative death.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not necessarily a bad thing to question yourself and your motivations from time to time. After all the Bible tells us the human heart is deceptive and counting the cost is a good thing, but when to comes to our God given ideas and talents, we can “What if” ourselves into disobedience.
Of course there is a better side to “What if…” A positive side, a side that opens us up to dreams and visions and awesome possibilities. So when you find yourself on the negative side of “What if…” flip it around. “What if it doesn’t work?” Yes but what if it does?” “What if it fails?” “Yes, but what if it succeeds?” “What if People Don’t Like it? “Yes, but what if they do?” or maybe “Yes, but what if it touches one heart?” “What if it lights a fire in one heart or changes someone’s life?” “What if it touches many hearts?” “What if it starts a positive revolution?”
The negative side of “what if” looks at the impossibilities, but with God all things are possible and we can do all things through Him who gives us strength.
It’s okay to check yourself, but don’t “what if” yourself into disobedience. Don’t “what if” yourself out of success.
Don’t what if yourself out of your creative destiny.
You can do what God has called you to do. No “what ifs” About it.
Cross posted from AMOKArts.com