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You were created for creativity. Your eyes look for opportunity, your ears listen for direction, your mind requires a challenge and your heart longs for God's way.

Make a daily demand on your creativity. Everything great started as somebody's daydream. All people of action are first dreamers.

The wonder of imagination is this: it has the power to light its own fire. Ability is a flame—creativity is a fire. Originality sees things with fresh vision.

Unlike an airplane, your imagination can take off day or night in any kind of circumstances. Let it fly!

First Corinthians 2:16 says, "We have the mind of Christ." Don't you know we've been given a part of His creativity too?

A genius is someone who shoots at a target no one else sees and hits it. "We are told never to cross a bridge till we come to it, but this world is owned by people who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd" (Speakers Library). We should observe the future and act before it occurs.

Many times we act, or fail to act, not because of will but because of imagination. Your dreams are an indicator of your potential greatness, and you will know it's a God-given idea because it will always come to you with the force of a revelation.

Grandmother saw Billy running around the house slapping himself and asked him why. "Well," said Billy, "I just got so tired of walking that I thought I would ride my horse for a while."

One day Michelangelo saw a block of marble which the owner said was of no value. "It is valuable to me," said Michelangelo. "There is an angel imprisoned in it, and I must set it free."

Other people may be smarter, better educated or more experienced than you, but no single person has a corner on dreams, desire or ambition.

The creation of a thousand forests of opportunity can spring from a tiny acorn of an idea. "No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise," said Woodrow Wilson.

The Bible says, "Where there is no vision the people perish" (Prov. 29:18). Not being a person of imagination causes your life to be less than it was intended to be.

A dream is one of the most exciting things there is. Your heart has eyes, which the brain knows nothing of. You are more than an empty bottle to be filled. You are a candle to be lit.

Light the fire of your imagination.

Source: You're Born An Original, Don't Die A Copy!
by John Mason.
Excerpt permission granted by Insight Publishing

Author Biography

John Mason
Web site: Insight International
John Mason is a highly regarded international speaker, minister, professional author coach and best-selling author. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group.

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