Your imagination is everything.
It is a preview of life’s coming attractions!
~ Albert Einstein ~
God is the one who created our imagination. He knows the power of imagining. If you recall in the story of the tower of Babel, He confounded their language so they couldn’t talk among themselves and “see” themselves building a tower to Heaven. It isn’t about the tower, it is that these were wicked men who banded together for evil, not good.
God said in Genesis 11:5-6 But the LORD came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. “Look!” He said, “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!”
Here the imagination is another word for planned to do or thought up to do. It is in a bad sense: to plot or think evil. The truth of this story is, if we will speak the same language as God. nothing will be impossible for us, either.
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich (1937), which was published during the Depression, stated, “If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.”
We actually hear of people “imagining” or envisioning all the time and don’t realize it. People who worry about everything – who imagine the worst – always seem to draw what they are worrying about to them.
These people will fret and fret that they might get cancer. They worry until it finally becomes a reality in their life. Then they’ll proclaim, “SEE? I told you so” – without ever realizing they meditated it until they had a vision of it in their lives. It became a self-fulfilling prophecy. They imagined the preview of life’s coming attraction – disease.
It is important to take time every day – even just a few minutes – to sit quietly with God and just think. Ask God to help you dream His dreams. Dream, see yourself doing something that seems impossible or out of reach. God specializes in the impossible!
You know what you already have in your life – your current financial state, savings account, debts, excess weight, relationship problems, or undisciplined children. Imagine them all being changed – different – better. Imagine what you want in your life.
If you can dream it, God can do it. But, if you don’t dream or envision anything, you will receive that, too. Nothing.
Proverbs 23:7a (HCSB)… for as he (a person) thinks within himself (in his heart), so he is.”
It is vital that we be careful what we focus on and think about. Make sure your imagination is founded on the Word of God (Bible)!