"They eye is the lamp of the body; so then if you eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness."
God gave us one powerful imagination. Did you know your eyes take in four million bytes of information every second? The moment a visual experience reaches your brain, those millions of processed data convert to 3-D picture in your mind.
Our minds are so powerful that if I read a passage to you of a serene day at the beach, you would automatically recollect a sunny day, waves frolicking, and cool breezes caressing your face. In fact, each of us has a self-made portrait of ourselves in our imagination.
What does your portrait look like? Do you have a negative image of yourself? Are you unable to see your self rising out of your difficulties and overcoming your obstacles? Believe it or not, you are limited to your own vision of yourself. That is how powerful our imaginations are at work!
The Bible reminds us that the eye is the lamp of our body. It is talking about the image you have of yourself. This verse is saying that if you focus on your problems, especially on things you can't do, that image will keep you stuck. You'll never get out and prosper.
On the other hand, if you learn to look at life with eyes of faith, and imagine yourself moving to new levels, you can be sure good vibes will follow. You must envision yourself accomplishing your dreams, receiving more, giving more, loving more, enjoying life more; and then you'll experience God's favor.
We are products of our own environments. It's a simple truth that you cannot give birth to something you have not begun to conceive. You must conceive it inside your imagination first before it will come to pass. You must quit allowing your imagination to keep you beaten down to where you think you can't do anything. Instead, ask God to bless you with a vivid, positive imagination so that you can enjoy life today.
Your imagination is like a canvas. You can paint any scene on it you desire. Enlist your thoughts and attitudes to help you hone in on things you want to change. Begin your prayers each day with this white canvas and ask God, "What shall I paint today?" Then sit tight and be prepared for blessings to follow!