A Different Perspective

God distinctly declares that His ways are not our ways. He also declares that His ways are higher than our ways. (Isaiah 55:8-9) When I submit my will to His will, I die to my own ways and thus become able to follow His higher ways. This is where creativity starts! Instead of looking at problems from the same view as everyone else, it is now possible to see the same problem from a different perspective, God’s perspective. And what God does never returns void but instead brings accomplishment and prosperity. What better creativity could you have?!

I came across a good illustration of this concept not too long ago. For the Final Project of the Prizewinning Photography Continuing Education Course, I was assigned to take five pictures of one subject, three in color and two in black and white. It could be of anything. As I was thinking about it, the Rubik’s cube crossed my mind. At first, I dismissed the thought because surely it would be impossible to get five creative perspectives of it. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was a good idea. When I had taken the final five pictures, I was thinking that it would have been fun if I was assigned to take ten! It really is amazing the creativity you can have with such a simple object as the Rubik’s cube.

{cube} The puzzle solved{cube} Time is ticking; how long does it take to solve?{cube} Realizing the complexity

{cube} Shedding some light on the problem{cube} The end result of frustrationThis is just a reminder that even the smallest things can be seen from many different perspectives.


  1. Daniel March 3, 2007 at 4:52 pm #

    Wow! What persepectives. I really like the one with the clock in it. I can identify with the hours represented by that simple enough looking 3x3x3 cube. It has taken me hours of study and frustration to get to the point where I can solve it from any random position. Whew! Very mind-building, though.

  2. Robert March 3, 2007 at 9:51 pm #

    Sweet pictures, James! I really like the feel and composition of the black and white shot, “Shedding some light on the problem”, and the one through the clock has such a neat perspective! Jonathan’s expression is so hilarious ;-), and so is “the end result of frustration”! lol By the way, how did you ever get the cube to balance on a corner?? Wow! All the pictures look very professional.

    Mr. Gothard shared a neat definition of creativity the other day, “Creativity is seeing a new application of an existing truth.” Very true! In photography it becomes “a new perspective on an ordinary object.” Good creativity, James!

  3. Joshua March 6, 2007 at 10:48 am #

    An excellent idea! My personal favorite is the cube amidst the clock (photoshop creation?).

    I remember hearing a unique message in Knoxville from Dr. Gutherie on how Christ would convey the same message (the Kingdom of heaven) from many different perspectives. Your blog reminds me of that. A key in all types of communication (written, media, oral, etc).

  4. Donald March 8, 2007 at 11:16 am #

    Interesting James! You provided the perfect intro for my post for family Wisdom Searches.

    “The wise old owl sat in the oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that old bird?”

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