To remain creative, your mind must remain fertile.
How then can a man keep his mind fertile?
Good question; reminds me of Agricultural Science from secondary school.
Man was made from the dust of the ground.
“And the Lord formed man out of the dust of the ground,…” Gen 1:7
So, it will not be wrong for us to learn a thing or two from the ground itself.
How then do you keep a ground (soil) fertile?
– You use manure on the soil.
– You use fertilizer
The above mentioned are great, but there’s a better option which was even recommended by God:
– You let the land lie fallow for a while.
See the prescription in Exodus 23:10-12
“Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow”
The reason is for it to be refreshed. Revitalized. Re-energized.
And so with us, we must learn to stop and be refreshed. We must learn to let our minds lie fallow. It is called creative loafing.
If like me you’ve been busy all week, take the Sunday and rest and be refreshed. Let someone serve you. Watch a TV show. Go for a movie. Do something fresh. Or just lay on your bed and rest, eat, sleep.
To stay creative, your mind must remain fertile.
Creativity is the fruit of your mind. And if that fruit will be fresh and command that appreciation of everyone who will take a bite of it, you must let the land on which the tree is located rest and be refreshed.
Bless God, we will stay creative.
P.s. The word of God is a good mind fertilizer. Join @theLAfamily as we take in the word in recommended proportions.