Saturday, January 12, 2013

Imagination! Is it working for me or against me?

Whatever thoughts were bombarding your mind first thing this morning, were the thoughts that was attempting to create the blue print for your day.
For example, if you woke up this morning filled with thoughts of happiness, then more than likely you were being programmed to have a happy day. Of course the opposite is also true.

The understanding I am trying to convey to you is, our thoughts create the vision or images of what we will do next or in the future. Like I said earlier it is literally the blue print for our lives. Therefore, a person’s behavior is as a result of a pattern of thoughts, which when broken down are patterns of images, pictures/vision that is guiding him throughout the course of his life.

I said all of that so that it would be easier for you to digest the biblical principles I am about to share with you, so that you can apply them for your advantage and manage the blue prints for your day to be a benefit to you.

Scripture which is biblical law says the following to us, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18. The word vision here is defined as a sequence of images or pictures in one’s mind. The word perish means to; die, to be destroyed or to expire.

With the above understanding in mind, this law is saying to us that without the mental images that bombard our minds we do not have a plan to go about our lives. In fact the minute those images/vision or pattern of thoughts cease we become immobile, directionless or moving about aimlessly with zero progress and eventually die.

Simply put, vision causes us to mentally see the beach before we get there, vision causes us to mentally see success before  we ever arrive there, vision also causes us to mentally experience failure, defeat or depression prior to the reality of it actually happening. So, this indicates that we have the power through our minds to construct our days mentally to benefit us or not benefit us. If you claim that someone messed up your day, then what you are really saying is that you allowed someone to alter the blue print you desired for that day.

Now, let me give you the second biblical principle that will show you how to manage your thoughts/vision/images, which will ultimately give you better days and a better life.
Let us analyze the following scripture in an effort to extract this powerful revelation. “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5.

Wow! Isn’t this interesting? The principle here is, we must make a conscious effort to cast down (to literally throw down or toss aside) all negative images/visions/thoughts and anything that is or gives the appearance of being above the knowledge or wisdom of God. It goes on to say that we must not only throw it out of our minds but to bring it into captivity to the obedience of Jesus Christ. The word captivity means to restrain, confine or to imprison something or someone.

Based on the instructions that we must cast down negative images/vision/thoughts and to simultaneously imprison or restrain these thoughts. Then it is fair to say, that to not do so, then these negative thoughts/vision/images are roaming about illegally in our minds. These illegal thoughts/vision/images now simultaneously become the seeds that will result in negative days and by extension a negative unhappy life.

Question! Who or what environment you’ve allowed to alter your blue print? Who or what have you unknowingly allowed to pollute your once positive mind? Well, who or whatever it is I strongly suggest you re-visit the principles I have mentioned with a view of making some correction and alterations to the administrator of your being, which is your mind.

Heavenly Father, Let every pattern, and sequence of evil negative thoughts, images and vision of these readers be destroyed by you in the name of Jesus Christ! Father God, let every blue print in their minds that is not of you, let it be dismantled indefinitely and replaced by your original blue print for their lives. Lord let there be a complete separation between them and that person/s or environment that has been feeding their minds with things that has exalted itself above the knowledge of you and we bring it all under the captivity of the obedience of our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Amen!

Written by: Minister Kevin L A Ewing