Are You Right or Left Brained?

“Creative” is an expression I’ve heard more and more lately. It’s so much fun to be in the creative mode. One thing that surprises people is, outside painting, writing fiction and non-fiction, I love being organized, prepared and a bit anal about the details. Like paying bills, I love digging into my bills and organizing, clipping, paying and calculating things. I love project management, motivation and inspiration too. My husband is the same way. He’s extremely creative but a stellar business owner and manager. We’ve all heard that we humans are left-brained logical or we’re right-brained creative. We’ve been put in the category and told that’s where we need to stay, but here’s my question.

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Didn’t God give us a WHOLE brain?

How come we have to just be right or left brained? Who came up with that? I’ve met engineers who paint incredible masterpieces and artists who are accountants and business women. They did it and so can you.

Personally, I like to pull a thought process up by the roots and look at where it came from. Who came up with these categories, was it God?

  • First, let’s look at the man after God’s own heart. King David. He was a warrior and a poet. His word pictures sent people running for a scribe. He also had to run a kingdom and study the Word of God. He could sing, write songs and play instruments. He is a wonderful example of someone not being constrained by a category. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well.” Psalms 139:14. David embraced the richness of life and was thankful to God for it. God gave us all a mosaic variety of potential. Lying within each one of us is the seeds for greatness in whatever we attempt. If it’s art, writing, or architecture. Even lawyers must be creative in their minds. If anything, they must be more creative so they can help argue cases and think outside the box.
  • Second, creativity is a release from the stress of working in the business or “left-brained” side of things. Someone who has a creative extra curricular activity will not hesitate when they are working in their business to employ creativity in solving problems, arguing cases, or organizing an accounting procedure.
  • Third, someone who is creative all the time also needs an organized side or they’ll never succeed at selling, marketing or doing the business or their chosen endeavor. It’s vital to have goals, a real plan of action and an organized momentum when you create a piece of art. If you don’t know what comes first in the process of firing a clay mold, you’ll end up with a lump of crumbling dust and tears.
  • Fourth, share don’t compare. Rivalries, failures, success are personal and God can help us love people through each one. Our goal is to let all things be unto edifying.
  • Fifth, a diagnosis from men, please men. It never offers deliverance to overcome the diagnosis. God doesn’t diagnose us and put limits on our potential. Let God take the lid off and expose your true potential. The greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart soul mind and strength. The worst sin then, logically speaking, is to NOT love God. So just love God and be yourself. You haven’t even reached the fullness of your potential with Him and He’s always willing to take you further.

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6

God Bless You Today!

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