Text: Genesis 1:1-31
Creativity is part of the human makeup and as far as I am concerned no human can claim he or she is not or cannot be creative. People who believe and are of the conviction that human beings are created by God should have no problem with this assertion.
In the very beginning the Bible records it that God created the heavens and the earth according to Genesis 1:1. The Bible went on to say this in the second verse, Genesis 1:2:
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”. -Genesis 1:2
The rest of Chapter 1 (verses 3-31) gave a day to day account of the creation story. Genesis 1 verses 26 and 27 are of particular interest. It says,
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”.
It is clear from these verses (26-27) that the first human beings were created in God’s own (creative) image and therefore all Homo sapiens have that creative spirit and abilities. We just need to look around us to see what the human race have created over the ages. This has continued till now and will continue until the end of times.
The technology industry for instance has witnessed lots of creativity beyond our imagination. In the late 70s and early 80s, the micro-computer (PCs) were thought to have enough storage or computer memory that can be produced, especially compared to the earlier generation of mini and main frame computers. Today, our smart phones are a million times more powerful and sophisticated than those early generations of PCs.
Telecom is another industry that has witnessed lots of innovations and creativity. The telephone booths scattered all over the country are used less and less and will soon become relics to be placed in the museum.
Throughout history man has been making predictions of the future. With the advent of technology, the predictions moved away from religious topics to scientific and technological ones. Unfortunately for the ‘prophets’ many of their failed predictions have been recorded for all future generations to laugh at. Here is a selection of 10 of the best 30 according to www.listverse.com.
- “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” — Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC in 1977.
- “We will never make a 32 bit operating system.” — Bill Gates
- “There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States.” — T. Craven, FCC Commissioner, in 1961 (the first commercial communications satellite went into service in 1965).
- “A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.” — New York Times, 1936.
- “Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical (sic) and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.” – Simon Newcomb; The Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk 18 months later.
- “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” — Lord Kelvin, British mathematician and physicist, president of the British Royal Society, 1895.
- “There will never be a bigger plane built.” — A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten
Believe it or not, there are still plenty of things and solutions to be created. Many have died with the inventions in them. No wonder grave yards are considered to be the richest places on earth because they are filled with inventions not created, books not written, companies not started and so on.
You are creative being. Unlock the potential in you.
There are still many problems to solve; there are gaps to be filled; there books to be written (I am speaking to myself).
King Uzziah in the Bible saw a need of a machine that will shoot arrows very far at enemies and invented engines in Jerusalem.
“And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones. And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong”. -2 Chronicles 26:14-15.
Bring out your creativity today.