By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader
Imagine 2017 It Can Be Yours! You have your own imagination. Use it to visualize your dreams, desires and God given potential. Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is greater than knowledge!” This concept is proven over and over again.
To me imagination is being alive and one of the most precious gifts given to man. Imaging without imagination? No way! All that you see begins with imagination. Look at yourself. It was through God’s imagination that we were beautifully formed in His very own image (Psalm 139:14). Imagination literally means to form into purpose or squeeze into shape. God squeezed us into shape for His good pleasure. You are undoubtedly a purposeful part of the Master’s plan. Amen, somebody!
Let’s talk Bill Gates. He makes an estimated $385,000 a second, which is equal to 23 million dollars a day. Can you imagine that amount of wealth? Maybe, maybe not… After all, your imagination is undeniably your imagination.
“…and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” (Genesis 11: 6) Your destiny is not dependent on what people say or think. God’s plan and purpose concerning your life is specific and individually tailored for you only. (Jer. 29:11). Therefore, any attempts to sabotage or undermine you will boomerang. The Bible refers to this ungodly act as heaping coals of fire upon oneself.
Clearly, sabotage at the core is self-destruction. An attempt to hold you back is a direct affront to creation, more importantly, to the Creator. Whatever God has created to come forth through you, must come forth. Never ever conform to fear or self-will. God’s will is first and foremost. Always.
I once heard on the Oprah Winfrey Show that by the time women in Kuwait reach the age of 30 they each have mansions. This is a rich example of the Christian’s life. Deuteronomy 28 states, “We are the head and not the tail, the lender and not the borrower, above only and not beneath.”
Unfortunately, most of what Christians possess is borrowed. We wear borrowed clothes, sleep in borrowed beds, live in borrowed homes, drive borrowed cars, use borrowed computers, as well as borrow more money to eat out, vacation, or to pay the bills for the things that are already borrowed. I know that this may sound redundant, but anything that you don’t own is borrowed. We are really slaves to our creditors, whereas, the Bible clearly states to “owe no man nothing but brotherly love.” Proverbs 22 states, “…the borrower is servant to the lender.”
I remember words in a song by Keith Pringle that asked the following question: Why should I be bound when Christ has set me free? The choice is yours. You don’t have to be bound! You can be free! Don’t leave your life to chance, use up what God has given you—your life depends on it. Imagine freedom, implement your plan and make 2017 the year of more than you have ever imagined.
What can you imagine? Imagine that.
© Effie Rolfe is an Author of “Supersize Your Thinking,” Media Personality and Motivational Speaker. You can contact her on twitter.com/ effiedrolfe. Listen to her show daily on urbanpraiseradio.org (2015 Stellar Award Winner for Best Internet Radio Station).