CARVE OUT AND MAINTAIN THE RIGHT PICTURE
When the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, God reassured him that He was his divine protection and great reward. However, Abram responded with heartfelt concerns by reminding God about his childless state. God assured him once more that a son was going to come from his own body and will be his heir. But God didn't stop there. He did something more to establish the right picture of his promise in Abram's mind. This is because the right picture in our mind gives us a sense of significance and certainty in any area of life. It is the document of our belief in actualising our goal and dream. It is also the photograph of our desired reality and establishment.
Reference: Genesis 15:5 New Living Translation ( NLT) 'Then the LORD took Abram outside and said to him, 'Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That's how many descendants you will have!'
God showed Abraham the stars to enable him glimpse and grasp the vision about his descendants. God directed him to look up and count the stars above, if he was able to. Of course, Abram could not count the stars. However, God's purpose was to give Abraham the right picture to imagine in his mind because imaginative picture can be insightful. Depending on the picture you imagine, you can either be encouraged to achieve or discouraged to draw back. The picture you visualise in your mind is the blueprint for your achievement. Nothing can stop you from achieving whatever you have imagined to do.
Genesis 11:6 (KJV) says, 'And the LORD said, 'Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.' This shows that our imagination is powerful whether it's a right one or a wrong one. The right picture in your mind can dissolve doubt, destroy any limitation and terminate any fear of uncertainty. Therefore if you want to achieve more, create the right picture. In order to get the right results, think right. Don't allow your mind to accommodate any trash. Don't engage your mind with the wrong images. Discard any thought that gives you wrong images and pictures. You can also apply effective social-distancing to those who feed you with the wrong impression or picture of yourself.
Moreso, the best person to mingle more with is the person of the Holy Spirit. His role in your life is to help you actualize your dreams and visions. He is the right person in your life who can bring the right pictures you create in your mind to reality. So He doesn't just help you to create and develop the right image in your mind, He also helps you to correct and maintain your focus until the picture is developed and converted to desired reality or accomplishment. Always acknowledge His presence in your life by constant fellowship so you can sustain the right pictures about your plans, about your future and about your endeavours.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV) reads, 'Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.' Studying the Word of God often helps you to fix your thoughts on excellent and noble things. Focusing on good, lovely, virtuous and praiseworthy reports helps you to construct the right image. Therefore, stay in the Word so you can grasp and sustain the right pictures about everything you get involved in. Through the Word, you are strategically modified to gain the right image because the Word describes the accurate picture of who you are. In other words, the pictures in your mind can be transformed into the glorious image you see in the Word by the Spirit of God (see 2 Corinthians 3:18).
Scripture Reading - Proverbs 4:23; Mark 9:23; Luke 6:45; Philippians 4:13.
Exuberant Declaration: I think noble thoughts; I'm resourceful and enterprising. I make rapid strides, good progress and giant accomplishments. I always have the right pictures in mind and they are in line with the Word of God. Success is in my spirit and I am moved from glory to glory as I behold the image in the Word. Hallelujah!