What you are trying to create does not need to look at all like what exists right now in your life or elsewhere. It can be as different as night from day. That is why it is called creation, bringing something new into being.
Consider the Creator. In the beginning, the earth was formless and void. What physically existed was as different from what He had in mind as night is from day. He was not intimidated by the bleakness of the situation around Him. The hopelessness of the status quo did not matter. It should not matter to us as God’s offsprings, who walk with Him and can learn His ways.
The status quo could be a terminal disease, a crisis, even an unwanted intergenerational situation. It could be a work-related or business challenge. It could be any unwanted situation we are experiencing. Changing the status quo involves bringing a new thing into existence and where creation and creativity is concerned, all that matters is what is being brought into existence. The raw material for the creation is not anything that can be seen.
Jesus Christ said whoever believes and doubts not in her heart will have whatsoever she says, regardless of what is before her. He proved that at creation and we can prove it in our lives today whenever we want to change the status quo. The raw material for the new reality is in the unseen, not in the seen. It therefore does not matter what is seen.
The eventual reality can be as different from the status quo as light is from darkness, just as in the beginning when the Creator fashioned a formless and void earth into a planet we still wonder at today, to the minutest detail, for its order, beauty and complexity.
I am realizing that creating something new does not mean bringing something that does not exist into existence. It means bringing something existing in the unseen realm into physical existence, where it can be seen, felt and touched.
God fashioned the earth into a beautiful place. The eventual reality existed before it came into physical being, even while the earth was formless, void and full of darkness. The creative process involves a time of holding two separate realities – the seen and the unseen.
We cannot create anything if the image we hold internally is what we see externally or if we allow the external to influence the internal. What we will end up having is the status quo or a variation of it, at best. I believe Jesus was referring to that meddling of the external with the internal when He said, “doubts not in his heart”, before a mountain, which has the power to introduce doubts.
Peter was creating a new experience – walking on water, a physical impossibility that became an actual physical experience – until he allowed the things he saw physically to affect what he was birthing. An abortion almost took place until the master intervened.
I am trying to create something and I need to heed these words because what physically exists is very different from what I want to create. What do you see around you and what are you trying to create?