How Your Imagination Works For or Against You
As I type this message, my calendar says that the first day of spring is just two weeks away. …And also, there are gigantic snowflakes falling outside my window. So please humor me while I share a few lines from my favorite Christmas movie. Imagine Kris Kringle having a conversation with a very serious little Susan:
“You’ve heard of the British Nation and the French Nation? Well, this is the Imagination. And once you get there you can do almost anything you want.”
Doesn’t it just make you want to head there for spring break?! It reminds me of my favorite ride at Disney World, The Journey Into the Imagination–with its little purple dragon guide, “Figment”.
The imagination is one of the greatest gifts God gave us.
He created us in His image, and allows us to imagine things in our brain, and then create them in the world.
Look at all the man-made creations surrounding you right now.
They all started in someone’s imagination.
Someone thought them up and then created them in real life.
This is how human imagination was intended to be.
But (as with other gifts God’s given us) we often misuse this gift.
We think of all the bad things that could happen.
We imagine what someone else is thinking, feeling or doing.
We imagine and worry about things going wrong.
And although these things could come true in “real life”, imagining them isn’t useful.
Remember, there is power in thought and imagination.
It can be used for good or bad.
The imagination can be used one of two ways:
- To better ourselves and the world around us.
- To create the negative in our life (Think self-fulfilling prophecy).
When we imagine the worst, we lose trust in our Creator. We fail to believe that He is still in control and with us.
Instead, just imagine how this may be happening for you, and think of all the ways God is working your current circumstances together for good!
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