Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of the US Patent and Trademark Office, declared in 1899 that “everything that can be invented has been invented.” Many scholars doubt he ever said that. Well, we can still turn to Ecclesiastes 1:9, which says, “there is nothing new under the sun”. The overall sentiment remains the same. There are no new ideas anywhere. It’s easy to believe that all good ideas have already been taken in today’s world. This, however, is not the case. The notion that “everything that can be invented has already been invented” is a logical fallacy. It is a limiting thought that can prevent you from realising your creative potential.
You will find use for your creative talent as long as there are problems to be solved. The Bible provides a powerful reminder of your imagination’s and creativity’s limitless possibilities. The LORD said at the Tower of Babel that “nothing will be restrained from them that they have imagined to do.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” It is a lie to think that there is no room for new ideas or contributions.
The truth is that there is an endless supply of new and exciting ideas just waiting to be born. As long as you can focus your mind on problems that need to be solved or areas where you can add value. You can unleash your inventions. You were created in the spiritual image of the all-powerful creator; you can create. If there was nothing else to create, God would not grant you creative abilities. The key is to recognise that creativity is a gift that allows us to solve problems in unusual ways. So, start praying, studying, and planning to solve problems in your community.