The Principle of Opposites

The Principle of Opposites dan skognes leadership development trainer coach consultant motivation blogger speaker

We have all been given an amazing gift, the gift of creativity.  You may be thinking, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”  Well, you are very simply wrong!  You were born to create, and you do create something every day.

We get to choose what to create.  The cool thing about getting your creative juices flowing is that it is very natural.  It just flows.  That is why songwriters can sit down and pen a tune that impacts the world, and it takes them 10 minutes to do it.

There is a downside to creativity, however.  For every good thing we create there is an opposite possibility.  I call this the Principle of Opposites. We have to choose what we are creating, good or evil.  There is a wonderful book that I highly recommend by Andy Andrews.  It is called The Butterfly Effect.  The premise of the book is that every life matters.  Every action has a reaction, no matter how small.  It is a very profound book.

You choose life or you choose death, peace or calamity, laughter or tears, joy or misery.  You want to know the secret, right?  It is the battery!  I have not lost my mind, stay with me.

A battery only works one way, correct?  If you put in a battery upside down it does not work.  If you hook up the jumper cables backwards, it could literally explode and kill you. It does not work!  Yet that is exactly what people are trying to do every day.  Hook up their batteries backwards!

What happens when you get it right?  Energy flows.  So here is the takeaway. Get grounded with God.  Jesus is the jumper cable to get us connected, and the Holy Spirit is the energy we need to accomplish our purpose here on earth. Properly connected we get creative.

The Creator has given the created the gift of creation for two purposes.  First, that we might know the Creator’s character.  After all, He created everything.  The second reason is that we might use our gift for good, serve others, and introduce them to Him.  We are blessed to be a blessing.  We are like extension cords that have the ability to charge multiple things all at once. People can plug in to us and get charged. How cool is that?

So, how is your battery connection?  Are you hooked up correctly?  Are you creating peace, love, joy, patience, kindness, forgiveness, and self-control, or the opposite?  I have a pair of jumper cables if you need Him.


Dan Skognes

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