God’s Creative Spirit:
How To Transform Your Words Into Spirit
We have all experienced the difference between words and Spirit-filled words. Words are just things we hear and eventually forget. Spirit-filled words are words that transform us and we are never the same again.
Want to know how God taught me to shift my words from just being words to powerful, life-transforming Spirit? It’s not what you think. Hint: it has to do with creativity.
Rewind my story
Let’s rewind back to the 1980’s. I had a very small amount of exposure to public speaking. I spoke at a few business training seminars on technology for a company I worked for at the time. I was also given the opportunity to occasionally teach a class at my church. At first, I tried to be like other speakers with perfect notes, quotes and clearly outlined points.
One day a friend and mentor of mine encouraged me to “just be me” when I spoke publicly. He told me that if I would simply let my passion for the subject come out, be spontaneously funny, and learn to connect with my audience, I would someday be a very successful speaker.
Where deep fulfillment began
At first I did not understand what he was saying, but I took his advice and began to practice. I was amazed at the response that I got from people. I found that I have a knack for making things simple, easy to understand and practical. When I spoke this way, it gave people hope that they can do it too. I crossed over from training people with theory, facts, and head-knowledge to imparting life-giving insight and stories that created new hope. I began to experience a deep level of personal fulfillment through writing and public speaking because I had found a way to contribute, making the world a better place by restoring hope and life to people.
It was not just my speaking style or the words I chose that made me a successful public speaker, although that helped. I felt as though God’s creative Spirit was flowing through me as I spoke. I seemed to know what each crowd needed and I tailored my talks to make the most impact. I noticed that when I went back to speaking from notes and points, there was not as much impact. In fact, those were often the most disastrous talks I have ever done.
My big revelation
A big key in my revelation: being creative allows words to be transformed into Spirit. And it is the Spirit that transforms lives. Wow, was that a deep realization. As a public speaker, most of the training I received was on how to study, write and present material. But I had not been told that if I actually “lived” what I was talking about and got passionate about it, and if I could find ways to be funny and down to earth, then God would actually turn words into life.
Your creative flow
Allowing God’s creative Spirit to come through my personal style while speaking brings live-giving, spiritual transformation for my listeners. Think about this:
- What is one way you feel God’s creative Spirit flowing through you?
- Where do you have the freedom to express yourself while feeling God flowing through you?
Watch for moments when God is creatively touching something you are passionate about. Pursue these times, enjoy the moment and become familiar, like I did, with how God’s creative Spirit works. Do not be afraid if you feel like God’s creative Spirit is moving through you in an out-of-the-box way. You are completely unique, so God’s way of moving in your life may not look like anyone else’s. And that is a good thing!
Flowing with God’s creative Spirit
Now I speak in front of tens of thousands of people each year. I make people laugh and help awaken them to the possibilities of transforming their lives, empowering them to be all that they were created to be. I mix my talks with stand-up comedy routines, real life stories, practical exercises and surprisingly applicable music. I am convinced that music has a major impact on people. So in the middle of a talk I play songs such as “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and “I Can See Clearly Now.”
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Doug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages which he has shared on television, radio and the internet for over a decade. Doug brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.