Take Control

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." -
2 Corinthians 10:4-5

I want to speak to you this morning concerning imaginations. The word "imaginations" in the Greek language is the word "logosimos," which denotes the mental reasoning or the emotions in direct response to a thought. When the apostle Paul insists that we cast down our imaginations, he is referring to the emotions connected to the thoughts we perceive. We are not instructed to quit imagining, but to destroy every imagination that is contrary to the will of God.

Emotions can be deceptive. How can you trust something that is not always consistent or reliable? And as far as imagination is concerned, it is God who gave it to us in the first place, so how can it, in and of itself, be bad? However, it must be nurtured properly with perimeters and control. There is a huge difference between fantasy and God's dream for your life. What distinguishes and sets them apart from each other is their source.

The battle is in your mind. You are bombarded with thoughts every day that can lead you astray and produce destruction in your life. The problem is not that you are not to imagine, for it will take imagination to produce the dream of God in your life. But you are to fight off the imaginations that will lead you into fantasy living and into daydreams that are contrary to God's purpose and plan for your life.

"Controlled imaginations are your gateway to self-discovery."