by Barbara Latta
|Voyages to the moon and back were someone's idea.|
What is imagination?
Imagination is the power to see with our mind. The ability to perceive mental pictures from words has created physical things. Building, toys, roads, bridges, art, and jewelry are a that started out as ideas.
David had meditated on God while tending his sheep and when confronted with a giant was able to bring him down with a stone because the greatness of God overcame the smallness of the thinking of Israel’s army.
Results of Negative Imagination
In the same way, imagination can be used in a negative way. Negative thoughts can create negative images which in turn bring about catastrophic results. As he thinks in his heart so
is he (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV). When
encountering a challenge, if we let thoughts such as “I am going to fail,” or "I’m
going to mess up” stir in our minds, actions will follow and failure will be
|Take time to think about ideas.|
The Israelites were forbidden from entering the promised land because they used their imagination in a negative way. They saw the inhabitants of the land and let fear form a mental picture of their defeat instead of dwelling on all the miracles God had performed to bring them across the wilderness. Caleb and Joshua were the only two of the twelve spies to enter Canaan because of their ability to see victory instead of defeat.
Jesus Saw Victory
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2). Yes, even Jesus used the power of his imagination to defeat the
challenge of the cross.
He saw the joy of resurrection, the victory of defeating the devil, and the
waiting arms of His Father in heaven.
|Jesus saw the joy set before Him and endured the cross.|
God gave us an imagination and he wants us to use this powerful gift in faith to accomplish the dreams he has put into our hearts.
How can we use this power effectively in our lives?
- Realize our imagination is a gift we should use. Pray and ask God for the desires to match His will.
- Make a list of dreams and goals we wish to have. Take 10-20 minutes out of the day and just sit and think. Picture accomplishing each goal and see yourself winning.
- Think big. We can limit God by thinking too small. God who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.(Romans 4:17b AMP). Remember Abraham. God put a dream and a promise in his mind, but Abraham had to act on it when in the natural realm it looked impossible.
With God all things are possible. Share your imagination.
We can limit God by thinking too small (click to tweet).
The power of your imagination is a gift (click to tweet).