All human invention and progress was born out of imagination. Progress came because of someone’s ability to see things differently from the way they were. The only way humans can see the past or the future—unaided—is through their imagination. Without imagination, man would be completely limited. This information about your imagination is vital because it will help you to understand how meditating on God’s promises and using your imagination can lead to great success in life.
When you meditate on the Word—which is spiritual—that Word is digested in your spirit. And when you imagine a thing, something is taking place in your heart. Your mind and your heart are working in concert to create images. They’re connected by the bridge called the imagination. Many years ago, I was a 24-year old young preacher. We were trying to obtain the building on our current property that we now call “The Chapel.” When the building went up for sale, nothing in the natural favoured us in our bid to procure it. We were a young, vibrant church, and we didn’t have enough money. So when it went up for sale, I got a picture of the building and put it on our refrigerator and around the house.
I would pray over that picture, look at that building, meditate on scriptures, and then close my eyes. I did that over and over again until one day, when I closed my eyes, I could vividly see the building—the windows, the colors and vertical shapes of the windows, the steeple, the sides of the building, and so on. Then one day I saw myself opening the door to the building! Uh-huh, look out now! Now, I’m carrying the image around on the inside of me and waiting on the Holy Spirit to show me what to do. Nothing can be restrained from you when you have an image on the inside of you! (Genesis 11:6). To make a long story short, we ended up doing owner financing, we got in the building with a $2,000 a month note, and soon paid the property off!
A lot of people think, “But what about the money? Where’s the money going to come from?” Listen, don’t think about the money! Once you get the vision, nothing shall be restrained from you! Your lack of vision on the inside is what’s stopping the reality on the outside. Start seeing yourself with what you want by first meditating on God’s promises and using your imagination to create an image on the inside. When you meditate on God’s Word, you’ll begin to see yourself as Jesus already sees you. I don’t care if you’re raking leaves right now; if you’ll get a vision of billionaire status, you’ll be a billionaire raking leaves!
If you can see it, God can cause it to happen. If you can get it in your imagination, you can get it in your life. This was what God wanted Abraham to see, in Genesis 15:5, “Look now toward heaven and see the stars if thou be able to number them… so shall thy seed be.” It is not in the realm of impossibility. It’s all about your priority. What do you choose to invest in? Make meditating in the Word a priority. Stop using your imagination to conjure up images of bad things happening. Invest in your imagination and conjure up images of good things transpiring in your life. When you do, you’re going to love life, and you’re going to see good days! (1 Peter 3:10). Praise God!
“This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success” (Joshua 1:8, AMP). For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7) Meditation is the key to having good success and making your way prosperous. You can literally build your healing, your business, your prosperity, your marriage, or anything else you need in life. How? Just make a commitment to consistently meditate on God’s Word, and use your imagination to develop an inner image of God’s precious promises coming to pass in your life. It all begins with changing the way you think!