To fully realize your creative and spiritual potential, you must exercise unwavering courage. Understand that being a creative and spiritual soul often comes with a weighty sense of being misunderstood. This very sentiment once engulfed Joseph. His quest to explore his unique gifts was met with a rebuke from his father and the envious scorn of his brothers, who went so far as to stage his death. Their misunderstanding arose from the fear that Joseph’s gifts could be a source of oppression. Little did they know, his heart was filled with kindness and integrity.
This tale of Joseph serves as a stark reminder that to follow your unique path, you must be prepared to weather the misunderstanding of others. Imagine a world where Henry Ford surveyed the people before pioneering the automobile. In this alternate reality, the populace, content with horse-drawn carriages, would likely have responded, “We need a faster horse.” That was the limit of their imagination. However, Ford was thinking beyond, envisioning a future where horses and carriages became obsolete. The masses would never have conceived the jump from horses to engines. This is a source of great misunderstanding.
You have to make your peace with the fact that you will be misunderstood. You are an enigma, and that is not a problem. We learn from 1 Corinthians 2:15 that creative, spiritual people can evaluate everything, but unspiritual people cannot discern or appraise them. You will do things that appear foolish in the short-term. Your ideas will only blossom with the passing of time. If you’re serious about expressing your creative talent, you must be willing to accept that others may not see your vision at first. Regardless of their confusion, please find the space and time to forge innovative pathways, redefining the future with your creative brilliance.