Enforcing Creativity through Imagination

 

Whatever you can imagine you can create – #ProsperAnangQuotes

We all have a creative ability, which of course depends on our imaginative power.

What this supposes is that your imaginative power is your creative ability. Whatever you can imagine you can create. So it’s important that you imagine; it’s something you’ve to learn to do for yourself.

For creation to take place there has to be an image that had been conceived.

LEARNING FROM GOD

Genesis 1:26-27 [Amplified Bible]

26 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 2:7 [Amplified Bible]

7 Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being.

The first thing I want you to notice here is that God created man from within, according to Genesis 1:26-27. The second thing is that He formed man from the dust of the ground, according to the image He had created from within Himself. He did this on the sixth day. This might have taken some time, given “…that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” [2 Peter 3:8].

Just like God, you’re a creator; and your ability to create is tied to your imaginative power, because as He’s so are we in this world [1 John 4:17].

Anytime God gives you a Word concerning anything, that saddles you with the right to produce it, and its creation begins in your mind.

THE NEED FOR MOMENTS OF CREATION

This is why it’s imperative that you have times of privacy to work on your mind. Such periods are called MOMENTS OF CREATION.

It’s not a time to plan on fighting back those who have hurt you if you do that you’ll end up generating unpleasant images that’ll create all kind of wrong things in your life. Such people end up wondering where their problems stem from. You ought to spend your moments alone creating what you want.

THE PLACE OF TRUE MEDITATION

True meditation is creation. Meditation is something which Isaac, the son of promise, had learned from his father Abraham. The Scriptures show him as a deeply spiritual man who meditated often.

Genesis 24:63-64

63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

Isaac had learned the power of meditation while being mindful of the fact that your moments of meditation are moments of creation.

Unfortunately, many people haven’t learned to use their moments of meditation to create, probably because they lack the discipline required, which is consistency.

WHAT’S MEDITATION?

First, in a general sense, “to meditate” means “to focus one’s thoughts on; reflect on or ponder over; to plan or project in the mind”.

According to Joshua 1:8, the Hebrew word translated “meditate” is “hagah”, and it means “to ponder, to mutter, to roar”.

THREE LEVELS OF MEDITATION

  1. Pondering, ruminating or REFLECTING on something
  2. MUTTERING that thought under your voice, that’s, SPEAKING it out
  3. ROARING it to yourself

You see, meditation has to do with saying something with your mind focused on it until you get your whole system to accept it.

Isaac had learned this priceless practice from his father, Abraham.  He knew what to do with his mind and his times of meditation. When everyone was fleeing from Gerar and running to Egypt because the economy was bad, the Lord appeared to him in one of his times of meditation and gave him an instruction.

Genesis 26:2-3

2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. 3 Sojourn in this land and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father.

It was easy for Isaac to follow God’s instruction; the outcome was incredible.

Genesis 26:12-15

12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. 15 For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

Isaac was a man of great prosperity, success, and relevance, but he created them through meditation on God’s promise.

JACOB’S CREATIVE IMAGINATION

He also learned the same thing from Isaac his father. He had discovered the power of meditation and how to use his mind to create what he wanted.

This explains why even though he suffered many things under his uncle Laban for many years, he came out very prosperous in the end.

Before we see how he did it, let’s first establish a backdrop for his extraordinary story: first, he loved Rachel; second, he had an agreement with Laban to serve him for seven years.

Third, Laban tricked him, reneged on the agreement and gave him Leah instead.  He took advantage of Jacob’s love for Rachel and struck another 7-year deal with him, for Rachel according to Genesis 29:27.

After serving for 14 years, Jacob eventually got Rachel as his wife. He continued serving Laban who had over time reviewed his salary 10 different times; unfortunately for him, not upward but downward.

Jacob decided that it was time to move on according to Genesis 30:27-28.

Genesis 30:37-42 give us a picture of how Jacob created with his imagination.

I’m certain that you were blessed by this post. Please, feel free to leave your comment and share with others.

You’re deeply loved, highly favoured and greatly blessed because you’re God’s righteousness in Christ, and a life-giving spirit just like Jesus.

Jesus Is Lord!

 

 

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