We have the ability in our minds to create what we have never experienced, to do things that are impossible in real life, and to go places that don’t exist in reality. Our imaginations can be a powerful motivator to move outside our comfort zone to attempt to do things that we have never done before. The problem is that the older we get, the more set in the ways that we get, the more practical we get, and the less we are willing to take a risk to accomplish something unique with our life.
We can stimulate and strengthen our imaginations, and our ability to think outside the box by faithfully reading the Bible, especially books like Daniel, Revelations, and Ezekiel, where events and scenes are described using metaphorical language. As we read it, we are forced to create in our minds images, scenes, and events that are extraordinary. Reading in general strengthens our ability to think and create scenes and experiences in our mind. As we read we create pictures of what we believe the words are describing
I have a goal to set goals for myself each year to do something I have never done before, to learn a brand new skill, to go someplace I have never been before, and to make something I have never made before. I spend a lot of time thinking, and imagining what each of those goals will be. It is like painting a picture of something that you are not looking at or haven’t seen.
One of the imaginary exercises that I often do is to create in my mind scenes and experiences in heaven. Fifteen minutes of experiencing heaven in my mind can change and lift my attitude tremendously.
1 Corinthians 2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”