Creating through Imagination

Rev. Doral Pulley, pastor

 

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

~ 2 Corinthians 10:5

BY REV. DORAL PULLEY

Every idea that comes to our minds is not a good idea. Every suggestion that comes to our hearts is not for our highest good. We can’t stop ideas and suggestions from coming to our minds; however, we can decide how much time and energy we want to devote to them. My grandmother used to say, “You can’t stop a bird from flying over your head but you can stop it from planting a nest.”

The world is not the flowers, the water and the trees. That’s the earth. The world is a system, a form of government, a lifestyle, a way of being, seeing, thinking, speaking and behaving that excludes God. We get so many images from this world around us and we are often stimulated based on these negative pictures. Worldly stimuli can cause us to imagine or fantasize about things that are for our highest good. Until we accept these ideas and give them energy, they are not thoughts. They are mere suggestions.

The mind is a powerful resource that God has given us. We can use our minds to create positive things or negative things. Each day God is calling us to renew our minds with the Word of God and release those vain imaginations that are not leading us towards our destiny.   Jesus Christ, our Wayshower, demonstrated the power of the mind while he was in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. A lot of ideas and suggestions were presented to him that were contrary to his identity and his purpose, he rejected them (Luke 4:1-11).

Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.

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