Creativity and George McFly

Remember “Back to the Future?”  If you do, let’s face it, you’re old.  The 25th anniversary of the film’s release is coming up in just a few weeks.  I was watching the movie with my kids the other night and a certain scene grabbed my attention, even though I’ve seen the movie dozens of times before.

This is the scene where Marty McFly (played by Michael J Fox) is talking with his future father in 1955.  He asks what George is writing and he explains that they’re science-fiction stories.  Marty is shocked.  “I never knew you did anything creative,” he exclaims.  Now remember, this is his own father, yet he never knew he had a creative side.  When Marty asks to read them, George refuses.  He never lets anyone read his stories because he doesn’t think he could handle the rejection if the reader didn’t like them.

There are a lot of creative people in the world, but there are a lot more George McFlys…the people who are creative but never share it with anyone.  What’s that children’s ministry idea that you haven’t shared with anyone?  What’s that awesome puppet skit that’s still locked up in you brain because you don’t think you could handle the rejection?

Well this is me saying, “Hello, McFly…anybody home!  McFly!”  Let your creativity out and ask God to show you how to use it for His glory!

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One Response to “Creativity and George McFly”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Great blog. I am going to share this with my ministry team.

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