“Can you Imagine?” This a very common phrase. I am not asking you to imagine anything!😅. What I am saying is that Imagination is an important part of our personality.
Can you imagine a world without imagination. How boring it would have been. As a kid, me, my brothers and cousins would often ventured into our own imaginary world. We used to have lot of fun fantasizing about something we imagined which never existed.😆
How important is our imagination power? Often we neglect our imagination because it can never become true. There is a big difference between reality and Imagination.
A person with great sense of Imagination coupled with creativity can achieve greater heights. There are many wonderful people out there who have excellent imagination power and have become literary giants.
Someone imagined that someday we will fly the sky and it led to the invention of aeroplane.
What does God has to say about human imagination? You will be shocked to read.
Genesis 6:5 KJVS
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
I was equally shocked to learn this. In another place He reveals something more.
Genesis 8:21 KJVS
And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
This is the state of fallen human race. The imaginations are deranged from our youthful days.
Do you need example of youthful imagination?
Matthew 5:28 TPT
However, I say to you, if you look with lust in your eyes at the body of a woman who is not your wife, you’ve already committed adultery in your heart.
Need for remedy
What is the remedy for the correction of wrongful imagination. Read below.
2 Corinthians 10:5 KJVS
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;
Obedience is the key to rearrange our imaginations in right direction.
Let me give you the example of how God uses our imagination. I would like to mention something which happened in my life.
There occurred an opening at one health care centre due to superannuation of a staff member. I suddenly developed a strong imagination that I am deputed to that place as a head of the unit and I happened to renovate this particular place.
Realisation of imagination
To my surprise my boss gave me an invitation to take over the responsibility of that particular place. I gladly accepted. I worked at that place for long period of time and managed to refurbish that place. I am really grateful to the Lord what he achieved in that place. That health turned out to be a blessing to many.
It was amazing experience. God gave me a vision to me. I could see the vision with both eyes open. Still today the staff members from that health care centre remember me. Many people remember what we accomplished at that place and time.
What are you using your own imagination? Let not Satan use your imagination for filthy things. Invest it for godly cause.
God bless you with these thoughts.
Shalom 🕊️ from the Bible blogger 😇