what do you see?

One of the most potent weapons God gave man is the power of imagination. It is also the same as vision; for the sake of clarity, the word imagination and vision will be used interchangeably in this article. It’s quite unfortunate that this free gift is hardly utilized by many in the pursuit of success in their endeavours. The household witches in your fathers’ house are not the reasons for your stagnation. I am not oblivious of the occultic world and their manipulations but more often than not, the failure of many is tied to ignorance and not the devil. The devil is not your problem, ignorance is your affliction. People perish for lack of knowledge not the devil (Hosea 4:6). The lord also emphasized this point, ‘therefore are my people gone into captivity because they have no knowledge (Isaiah 5:13).’

What you need to excel in life is at your disposal; Moses cried unto God when the Egyptians approached, God responded in a dramatic manner, ‘WHEREFORE criest thou unto ME? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward: but lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea (Exodus 14:15, 16). Do you know why God challenged Moses for seeking his help? The reason is because what Moses needed to defeat the Egyptian was in his hand in form of the rod.

Imagination is the rod that will take you to your promised land. I will be giving you three practical lessons from the word of God about the power of imagination or vision. And 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 do (Genesis 11:6).’

The first practical example comes from the famous story of the tower of babel, the people desired to build a tower to heaven. The vision was so powerful insomuch it got the attention of the trinity (Father, Son and Holy spirit),’ let us go down’ and there confound their language (Genesis 11:7).’ This is arguably the biggest vision in the bible and it required a corresponding action to stop the plan; there was a board meeting in heaven where (God the father, Son and the Holy Spirit) went into action against man. God confused them because of the motive, but he acknowledged that nothing will be impossible through imagination.

The second example comes from our covenant father, Abraham. He had to part with Lot because of strife between their servants; God spoke after lot took the best plots, ’for all the land WHICH THOU SEEST, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever (Genesis 13:14, 15).’ Your success in life is not because of location if God has placed you in that place; lot took the best plots of land but Abraham Got the biggest deal courtesy of the power of vision. God is only committed to do what you can see and to the degree which you can see.

The final example comes from the book of Jeremiah, ‘moreover the word of the lord came to me saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:11, 12).’

Have you wondered why nothing seems to be working in your life? It is because you don’t see anything; God is only obliged to perform what you see, he doesn’t determine how far you go in life; it is as far as YOUR EYES CAN SEE.