“Many of the things that seem impossible now will become realities tomorrow.” – Walt Disney
What is your imagination? It’s your ability to form an image with your mind that you cannot see with your natural senses. Your imagination is an influential part of who you are but most people are not tapping into the full power of their imagination.
Our imagination is so powerful that many Olympian athletes rely on it for training. Visualizing has been proven to improve physical performance.
In one study, participants that imagined moving their pinky finger increased their strength by 35% compared to those who did nothing. Those same participants were only 18% less strong than those who were given actual exercises to do.
In Genesis 11, the people on earth where trying to make a name for themselves by building a very high tower. When God saw this, He said, “Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. (vs 6)
The Hebrew word here for imagine is zamam. It can also mean to consider or to fix thought upon. This is powerful. God was contributing the people’s imagination to enabling them to do whatever they wanted.
Every creative act is a materialization of the imagination. Every invention we now use started as an idea in someone’s imagination. When our imagination is working for us results will appear.
Your Imagination Can Help You See Past Your Current Circumstances
Your imagination should line up with what the Word of God says about you.
“Thou wilt keep him (or her) in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he (or she) trusteth in thee.” - Isaiah 26:3
The word for mind here is yetser which is also translated as imagination. When our imagination is focused on the Word of God – peace will be our result.
Just as God calls things that were not as though they were (Romans 4:17) we have that same creative ability.
Your Imagination Can Direct Your Future
“Your imagination is responsible for creating the roadmap that your life follows. Whether you realize it or not, your life is exactly the way you’ve imagined it to be.” – Andrew Wommack
Your imagination can either greatly benefit you or it can harm you. Are you seeing yourself sick? Are you seeing yourself failing? These are examples of your imagination working negatively.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; - 2 Corinthians 10:5
We are responsible for controlling our imaginations from going in to worse case scenarios. Start imagining yourself healed. See yourself successful. When you start to imagine these scenarios, you are breaking away mental barriers.
In my own personal life, there was a job I wanted at a specific place. I used my imagination to see my name on a plaque working at that job. It wasn’t long before I was indeed working there.
I’ve also used my imagination for numerous performances I’ve done. I see myself executing the moves perfectly or saying my lines correctly. This has always helped me to perform well. When you can see it, you can do it.
Imagination is more than a juvenile pastime, it’s a key to seeing your dreams come to pass. Just as we exercise our muscles to gain strength; you will need to exercise your imagination.
Look at the promises in the Word and imagine yourself possessing them, create a vision board with images of your future, and set aside some time to be still and just imagine. It will be time well spent.