(Photo source: Aidan Meyer via Unsplash.com)

(Photo source: Aidan Meyer via Unsplash.com)

There is a time of day that creativity strikes like a gift from the heavens. With instrumental silk streaming through my headphones and black caffeine streaming through my veins, I am suddenly ready to write. I open up my heart and trust that the words are good enough. It’s typically some time in the morning. And ironically when everyone else is arriving to the office.

However, if I don’t open up a blank Word doc., turn up the volume, and tune out the indefinite to-do list screaming at my anxiety-proned brain, the moment slips away. The creative angel spreads its wings and flies to someone else who is more emotionally present.

Do I really believe in creative angels gifting those who are emotionally and physically present?  Not necessarily, but I believe it is something like that. I believe that if we want to put our God-given talents to use, we must be emotionally present and intentional with our time. Did I say emotionally stable? No. I said present and intentional.

You are all talented at something. You are good at a lot of things. Though, you will be just okay at things that don’t really matter at the end of the road if you do not intentionally set time aside to answer the silent knocking on your heart. And the longer you wait, the quieter the knocking becomes, drowned out by the distracting world around you. What are you being called to do?


The longer you wait, the quieter the knocking becomes, drowned out by the distracting world around you. What are you being called to do?


Is it writing? Is it a business idea? Is it a phone call you need to make? Is it a lifestyle change? Take one tiny step toward that today. Put words on paper.

Stop what you’re doing and do something better, even if it’s only for 15 minutes. Write six short paragraphs and thank God for the gift He has given you. That’s all.