The word imagine is defined as a picture or idea in your mind of something that is not real or present. Our imagination is a powerful thing, but if our ideas, dreams and concepts never become a manifested reality it must be reimagined.
Revisiting something you’ve imagined that hasn’t happened yet can be intimidating. What once inspired you now taunts you, the very thoughts that excited you years ago now exhausts you just to even think about. The picture of promise that was projected in your mind has been paused and paralyzed you in moving forward.
To reimagine is to imagine again or anew. I love the word anew because it instructs me on how to approach vision, dreams, ideas and imaginations that haven’t been realized in my life yet. I simply must revisit those imaginations one more time. This gives me the opportunity for my imaginations to become a reality.
In a message I recently heard from Pastor Ron Carpenter he said, “You will always arrive at the destination of your thought life.” Maybe your dream is at a dead end, what you imagined has been interrupted, your idea has been thwarted by a mental block.
Dare to reimagine! Go there one more time. It’s time to reimagine what seems to be impossible once again. It’s time to revive dead dreams with new perspective, time to inspire imaginations that have sat idle for too long, time to see your ideas come into fruition.
Ephesians 3:20 – God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! – The Message
Here are some good questions to ask yourself about your unrealized imaginations:
- What are the wildest dreams you have that haven’t become a reality in your life?
- Have you given up on your wildest dreams? If so, why?
- What is God saying about your ideas, imaginations and dreams?
- Who can help you get past your current mindset and dare you to reimagine?