When we think creatively, we’re thinking like God, our creator. But not everybody will welcome our creative ideas. Jesus wasn’t crucified because He worked miracles – He was loved and applauded for those. He was crucified for having ideas that challenged the status quo. God is the giver of amazing concepts, truths, and ideas. So when He gives you an idea, don’t let anybody talk you out of it. Have a think about these phrases: ‘I’m not a creative person. Follow the rules. Don’t ask questions. Don’t be different. Stay within the lines. There’s only one way to do it. Don’t be silly. What will others think of you?. That’s not logical. It’s not practical. It’s never been done. It can’t be done. It didn’t work for them. We tried that before. It’s too much work. We can’t afford to make a mistake. It’ll be too hard. We don’t have the time. We don’t have the money. Yes, but…’ We might hear these things from other people, or they might be thoughts that pop into our own minds whenever we get a God-given idea. But we mustn’t let the fear of rejection or failure kill it. After all, we can’t do something new and exciting if we’re not prepared to stand out and do things a bit (or even a lot) differently. Don’t just work harder at the same old thing; make a change. The first things we’ll need to work on changing is how we think, who we listen to, and what we believe. And we can do that by staying focused on God. Paul wrote, ‘Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect’ (v. 2 NLT). Today, if you have a brilliant idea from God, remember that changing your thinking can change your life.