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Power of Imagination
by ezekiel olukolajo
10/05/13
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POWER OF IMAGINATION

God created man in such a wonderful and unique way that no other creation of God can be compared with him. Within man lies great power of endless possibilities and creativity, and this is why God always considers man as His bonafide partner on earth because He has placed the earthly realm under his control. When man records significant inventions or breakthroughs in science, medicine, engineering, aviation, information technology, marine or space explorations, it is never a threat to God his Creator, in fact itís to Godís glory. There are no inventions by man, whether already known or yet to be revealed, that had not been foreknown by God the Creator of the heaven and earth. God in His infinite wisdom had actually packaged every invention that will ever be in the history of humanity, and placed them like thoughts and ideas in the mind of man.

The mind of man is an inexhaustible well of treasures. The greatest endowment from the Creator, is not the natural resources like gold, crude oil, diamond, platinum and other precious metals stored away in rocks and under the earth, it is the mind of man! It is in the mind of man every invention, development and breakthrough begins; nothing, absolutely nothing can happen until man engages his mind!

One of the great abilities God placed inside of man at creation is the power of imagination. Thereís no way a man can experience development both in his life and environment without exploring and engaging his mind in productive imagination. Power of imagination was specifically placed in man to enable him further Godís works of creation on earth as originally intended. God didnít have to directly create all things we now see around us Ė the aircrafts, the ships, automobiles, computers, television, radio, telephone, books etc; He simply placed the ideas and thoughts in the minds of men who were diligent enough to engage their minds in productive thinking and imagination. Thereís no invention you see today that was not first a dream-every invention begins from imagination!

Imagination is one power that is within the reach of every human being irrespective of background, education or status. Thereís greatness within everyone, at least to the extent of what the human mind has capacity to deliver, itís unfortunate however that that majority are not even aware of the unlimited power lying inside of them let alone tapping it for advancement in life. Many people are grounded in life because they cannot dig up the unlimited treasures stored away in the wells of their minds.

Imagination involves creating a mental picture of a particular thing in the mind, which can subsequently lead to actualization of that particular thing if followed up with necessary steps and required commitment. Imagination plays great roles in the development of our livesí dreams and visions. If you canít see something with the eyes of your mind, you can never get it! If you are too lazy to think, you can hardly make progress in life! When a man creates something positive in his imagination, he has taken the first step of progress. In Genesis 11:6, even God with the following words admits that nothing can stop a man that understands how to rightly engage the creative power of imagination. ĎAnd the LORD 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 doí. The people didnít just stumble on the project of tower of Babel, it was well imagined and thought out. Truth is, itís impossible for a man to rise above his imaginations, you can only go as far as your imagination and dream can take you.

Itís interesting to know that in the realm of imagination, there are no boundaries or borders! The realm of imagination is the only place you possess exclusive right to travel across borders without a visa, and yet there can be no let or hindrance! No one can charge you for engaging your power of imagination, thereís no limit to what you can imagine in your mind. However, you must understand that youíre not permitted to dwell in the realm of imagination, it is an abstract world, you must take all practical steps required to concretize all the great ideas and thoughts you have created in your mind. If you can only imagine things but take no practical steps to actualize them, youíre suffering from hallucination or what is simply called day dreaming- youíre only engaged in futile exercise. Yes, you can begin the journey to greatness in the realm of imagination, but you canít amount to anything if youíre not prepared to pay the price of actualizing your dreams.

Imagination can either be positive or negative. Itís sad that majority do not rightly engage their power of imagination. A mind that is corrupt or focused on corrupt things can never produce anything meaningful. This is why you must pursue the renewal of your mind as instructed by the scriptures. Hebrews 12:2 says ĎAnd be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of Godí. Your mind is either an instrument in the hands of God or the devil, this is revealed by the kind of thoughts and imaginations you engage your mind with. Itís only a renewed mind that can produce what is acceptable and perfect in the assessment of God. As believers, our imaginations must centre on things that can delight God and bring progress to His kingdom.

It must be stated that your power of imagination can be put to work only by you and none else! Somebody else cannot assist you to engage your mind in productive thinking. The implication of this is that youíre the major factor that determines your success or failure. No matter the amount of opportunities and privileges around your life, if you fail to imagine greatness in your mind or engage your faculties in productive thinking, you can never be great! Youíre the one that must initiate your greatness, nobody else can! I challenge you to kick start a profitable venture in your mind today; I challenge you to conceive an idea that can produce something that will place you ahead of the crowd. If you donít do it, nobody will do it for you!

Are you aware that success is 75% thinking and only 25% actions? All attainments, breakthroughs, and inventions in life first begin from the mind. One way you can demonstrate the divinity inside of you is by creative thinking. 1Corithians 2:16 says ĎFor who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christí. If believers truly have the mind of Christ, they are supposed to be a solution, a high flyer, an answer to the worldís problems. If you exercise your mind in deep meditation in Godís word, pure and godly thoughts, your mindís capacity to create is bound to manifest. From today learn to engage the power of imagination that God placed inside of you for creativity, thereís no height you cannot attain, live your dreams!

By Ezekiel Olukolajo
Contact:olukolajoezekieloluseun@yahoo.com

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ezekiel olukolajo 06 Oct 2013
Dear Ben, Thank you for your comments/critique on my work, I really appreciate your comments which I believe is a reflection of your understanding of the scriptures at the moment-I hope this is not insulting. I had actually thought of not responding to your comments, because I didn't want it to appear like trying to defend myself, but when I saw your comments on another article written by me, I concluded it would be necessary to respond. My response sincerely is NOT to defend my self, but to help people who might have come across your comments so as to avoid being confused. You're absolutely in order with the scriptures quoted above in your comment which describe an UNREGENERATED AND CORRUPT MIND, but as believers who have had our mninds renewed by the indwelling Holy Spirit, the creative capacity of our mind is a gift from God. The scripture (1Corithians 2:9-16) quoted below may offer some assistance to you> {2:9} But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. {2:10} But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. {2:11} For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. {2:12} Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. {2:13} Which things also we speak, not in the words which manís wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. {2:14} But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them,] because they are spiritually discerned. {2:15} But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. {2:16} For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. May the LORD instruct our hearts in righteousness and keep our feet from falling. Amen.
Ben Sizemore 05 Oct 2013
It seems that you are attempting to re-package the mumbo-jumbo, false teachings of 'Positive-Thinking/Name it and Claim it/Actualized Imagery'. But lets take a closer look at scrpture and what is taught about the heart and mind of 'man'... ("Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts (imagination) of his heart was only evil continually." Gen 6;5) - ("the imagination of manís heart is evil from his youth" Gen 8;21) - ("He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts" Luke 1;51) - ("The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile." Psalm 94;11) - (ďFor My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,Ē says the Lord. ďFor as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55;8-9) - (But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, ďWhy do you think evil in your hearts?" Matt 9;4) - (ďThe Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.Ē 1 Cor 3;20) - - - Be careful ezekiel... You set yourself up as a teacher, and James 3:1 has a very clear warning for such. - - - The only true way of the Lord is Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." - - - You also are teaching people to 'initiate their greatness, and place themselves ahead of the crowd", yet Yeshua taught the opposite, ("Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.Ē Luke 9;48) - - - I would have to 'imagine' that you are into the prosperity-gospel as well, no doubt.




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