Michelle is part of the Marketing & Communications Team at OCEAN Programs.
The act of “creating” is to bring (something) into existence.
We have all created something. Whether it’s been a project for school or work, a really delicious meal for dinner, or literally bringing a human life into this world, creation happens all around us every day.
Why do people create?
People have a motivation to create things to make life better for themselves or others. There’s a sense of satisfaction that comes with the process of making something for someone else to help them along the way. When you have a well-rounded idea and mix it with a good action plan, the results can be pretty amazing.
Creating can also come out of necessity to solve a problem or improve how something is currently working. It doesn’t always have to be a completely new creation. Sometimes it can be as simple as an overhaul on a process that just needs implementation to make it work better or adapt for another purpose.
Entrepreneurs create value for their customers.
Many times, a new business idea comes from a passion to solve a problem. Entrepreneurs will recognize a problem and then work to create a product or service to provide a solution for their customers. Owning a business is actually a way to express yourself and have the opportunity to achieve a higher purpose that can define a significant portion of your life and those around you.
Entrepreneurs realize there is a high-risk/high-reward balance when making the decision to take on this role. Whatever the business produces for profit, it ultimately serves to bring economic wealth, growth, and innovation to the community. When entrepreneurs set out to create a business plan for their idea, they are able to use their knowledge, experience, and motivation to bring value to other peoples’ lives.
Creating comes from the soul, our connection to God.
Christians’ perspective on creation comes directly from the life and teaching of Jesus. We understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate creator, the firstborn over all creation, and the sustainer, reconciler, and redeemer of creation (Hebrews 1, Colossians 1)¹.
John 1 presents Jesus in this way,
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (John1:1–3)
Jesus, through his creation, calls us to help bring the fullness of the kingdom of God to Earth through our role as stewards of His creation. The place where your talents, desires, and opportunities intersect is the best place to start. Working with a purpose creates a better world for us all to live in.
So whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner, stay-at-home parent, business leader, or student, God has designed you with unique gifts to create something for the good of humanity. God asks us to love and care for our neighbors. This is your purpose in life. So let’s make the most of it and get moving!
For more on the topic of creation, check out this video clip of Josh Garrels from OCEAN Conference 2019 on Finding Healthy Places for Creation.