Does Trendiness Destroy Creativity?

I don’t journal a lot, but I do like to write down different thoughts here or there whether it is ideas I have or things that I pull from my devotion time. Whatever the reason may be, I journal because it is the small reminders to myself of the person I want to be and it can be a list of dreams and ideas that I want to accomplish in life.

I wrote this down a while back as a challenge to myself…

“Don’t spend all your time trying to be relevant because when you feel you have reached relevancy you are already outdated.”

 

I can get so lost in what is trendy in culture or what other people or churches are doing that I no longer create I duplicate. I get so worried whether people think that what I may say or do is current that I am no longer inspired to be unique.

I have this crazy belief that the church should be the creative epicenter of our culture. That the greatest minds, artist, speakers, developers, entrepreneurs, and CEO’s should be coming from the church because we are (or should be) connected to God in a pure intimate way and He is the essence of creativity. My fear is that I get so caught up in trying to reach the unchurched in ways to prove to them that we are culturally relevant that we just look outdated.

I desire to create environments where God takes people’s breathe away and they are left in awe.

God has placed the most innovative & creative ideas inside of us. We just have to listen to His direction and leap past our fears.