Make Your Dreams Reality

Who does not want their dreams to be reality? Creating a mental image of your dreams is an effective technique for reaching your goals.

The terms may vary at different points in history, but visualization is a healthy, effective concept that has been used for achieving one’s personal destiny for 1000?s of years. Whether you call it dreaming, vision casting, or the current term of visualization, creating mental images of your dreams and goals is a technique emphasized now by life coaches and other career experts.  Scores of people have turned their lives around from points of sickness, destitution, and failure to health,  financial progress, and successful careers.

I came across a quote this week by Pablo Picasso, “Everything you can imagine is real.”

I thought it was very fitting to this concept. What you imagine, dream, or visualize may not be tangible (where you can touch it or see it) at the present moment, but imagining or visualizing can make that dream tangible. Jesus spoke a similar concept in Mk. 11:23,

I most certainly tell you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he will have whatever he says. (WEB)

Notice two things: Jesus said this is “absolutely” a true concept when He said, “I most certainly tell you…” and second, if a person believes that what he is saying is actually happening, such as moving a mountain, he would definitely be visualizing it before saying something with such an extreme level of belief. He would have to be seeing it as already done in his mind to speak it and believe it done with such confidence. Jesus said the result is then that you will have what you have said.

Visualization is often associated with various philosophies, such as the Law of Attraction, yet most people are unaware that it is a scriptural principle that was personally recommended by God to Abram.

Abram, whose name God later changed name to Abraham (meaning Father of Nations), was waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promise to him that he would have descendents. When Abraham was about 75 years old, God spoke this promise to him,

I will make you into a great nation…all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Gen. 12:2,3

At that time, Abraham did not have any children at all, and 10 years later, he was 85, still childless, and experiencing doubt with regard to the fulfillment of God’s promise, which was also Abraham’s personal dream. He said to God, “What can You give me since I am going to die childless? (Gen. 15:2)” God’s response to Abraham giving up on his personal dream and the promise of God to him was instruction on visualization. See it in this quote:

Then God brought Abram outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And God said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness. Gen. 15:5,6

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Visualization allowed even Abraham, the father of many nations and faiths, to receive his personal dream and the promise of God.

It was not until God gave Abraham a visual picture of how many descendents he would have that he could believe God for those descendents. As we can now see, nations literally did come from a man who had been unable to have children his whole life after visualization made him believe the dream and promise.

What are you visualizing for your life at the present?

Are you visualizing only your problems and disappointments or are you visualizing your dreams and the promises of God for your life. Visualize your dreams and the promises of God to you until you can speak with such confidence about them because you will “have whatever you say.”

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