Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21, NIV
It may be that our Creator imagined all that He would do long before He actually spoke it into being. As a product of His imagination though, we might consider what our world would be like without the dreamers, and the artists, and those who see things differently than we do. We might wonder what things would be like if everyone else thought, dreamed, and lived just like us.
Personally, I am grateful for the differences in our thinking, our creativity, and our willingness to think outside the boxes and circles and squares where we might find ourselves. Albert Einstein said, “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Our Creator designed us to be resourceful, to imagine the most positive ways to deal with change, or Covid-19 or our inability to move forward exactly as we had planned. Imagine now that He has an even bigger plan for you, that He is using this very opportunity to open your mind and your heart and your thinking so that you can discover all He wants for you right now. Imagine that He hasn’t stopped looking at ways to bless you.
Clearly, the One who designed animals, birds, sea creatures and even human beings who might defy description, never lacks for imagination.
If you’re worrying today that things aren’t going as you hoped they might, maybe it’s time to imagine something new. Charles Kettering said, “Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” The Bible says, “With God, all things are possible.”
It’s time to stimulate our possibilities with just a little more imagination.