All human progress was born out of the imagination. Progress came because of someone’s ability to see things differently from the way they were. The only way humans can see the past or the future—unaided—is through their imagination. Without imagination, man would be completely limited.
I’m sharing this information about the imagination because I want you to understand how meditating on God’s promises and using your imagination can lead to great success in life. When you meditate on the Word—which is spiritual—that Word is digested in your spirit. And when you imagine a thing, something is taking place in your heart. Your mind and your heart are working in concert to create images. They’re connected by the bridge called the imagination.
I did this years ago when I was a 24-year old young preacher. We were trying to obtain the building on our current property that we now call “The Chapel.” When the building went up for sale, nothing in the natural favored us being able to purchase it. We were a young, small church, and we didn’t have enough money. So when it went up for sale, I got a picture of the building and put it on our refrigerator and around the house. I would prayer over that picture, look at that building, meditate on scriptures, and then close my eyes. I did that over and over again until one day, when I closed my eyes, I could vividly see the building—the windows, the colors and vertical shapes of the windows, the steeple, the sides of the building, and so on. Then one day I saw myself opening the door to the building! Uh-huh, look out now! Now, I’m carrying the image around on the inside of me and waiting on the Holy Spirit to show me what to do. Nothing can be restrained from you when you have an image on the inside of you! (Genesis 11:6). To make a long story short, we ended up doing owner financing, we got in the building with a $2,000 a month note, and soon paid that thing off!