2 comments on “Imagination Is Not Creation – by Steven Furtick

  1. This has nothing to do with the definition of creativity, and everything to do with a leader saying, “Folk’s stop talking and start working.” Apparently, Furtick’s idea of an effective church team is one that spends it’s time implementing new programs. As for me, I think time spent contemplating (thinking, and, heaven forbid, dreaming) can lead to a much deeper relationship with the Lord and new ideas about this relationship in a modern world.

    Some people get so busy doing the physical, they forget the mental. They don’t think beyond and idea and certainly don’t think deeply. God made human beings, not human doings. (No, that’s not original.) No wonder so many Christians have no idea what they really believe, (i.e.; they let others think for them and tell them what to believe). They spend all their time doing.

    On the other hand, others spend all their time thinking and do not act out their faith. Our relationship to God is demonstrated to the world by how we treat others, especially our families, and the sick, poor, and less fortunate. Christian life involves both – not balance, that means 50-50 – but both thought (contemplation) and action.

    Anyone who just slaps a “like” on this one obviously doesn’t see using a dictionary as an important part of life. Creativity can result in physical or mental fruit. Physical is often more fun and is certainly more obvious. As to “playing make believe,” (roll playing, day dreaming, reminiscing, etc.), sometime it takes years (or even generations) to bring the best concepts into practice. But then, some people miss the big movements because they are busy confusing a water-polo-memory-verse contest with actual creativity. LOL

  2. Just saw this of Facebook.

    “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.”

    T.E. Lawrence, SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM

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