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Moving Pictures; Find something to inspire you

Ever feel like you’re in a creative rut?

Like you’re doing the same thing over and over?

I do.

Don’t ever allow yourself to get stagnant! Recognize that you’re in a funk and do something about it! God created you to be a creator… it’s His DNA… his gift to you and in you!

What can I do to be sparked to new levels of creativity?

1. Pray – Talk to God, it really is just that simple. Tell him whatever you’re feeling. Thank Him for wiring you the way He did… and most importantly, commit your gift back to Him! Ask Him to bless your mind with incredible new ideas that will bring Him glory!

2. Read – Find a book that will feed your creativity; Fiction or non-fiction, it doesn’t matter… just feed your mind! And make sure you’re reading God’s Word; find one scripture that fires you up… memorize it, pray it, and then repeat it to yourself all day. Today, mine is Proverbs 11:25

A generous man will prosper;
he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Lord, please help me to use the gifts you have given me to refresh others!

3. Find a creative video clip that makes you want to create; sad as it is to say, youtube is losing it’s appeal for me (too many useless wastes of bandwidth!). Go to vimeo and check out the “discover” section. Here you will find some very good work by very talented people. I’m amazed at how quickly I’m inspired to want to shoot something when I find a really good clip!

4. Call a friend. I hope that you have a good friend that shares your beliefs and understands creative ruts… call them up and ask them to help you shake off the rust. Ask them what they’re working on. Ask them what has inspired them recently. Ask them if there is anything you can do to help them.

Did I miss anything? How do you find inspiration?

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