In my last blog, I wrote about Jacob and how he used the power of positive imagery to create a future for himself [Read here]. Today I am writing along the same lines but now my focus is on Jacob’s grand father Abraham. I find Abraham very interesting. Here is a man who left his home country at the age of seventy-five, with his wife and all his possessions to seek a new life with God.
I don’t know about you but I am pretty sure that most of his colleges and family members thought he was stupid for embarking on such a journey at that age. In any case, as a result of his obedience to leave his country and faith in God, God made a covenant or strong agreement with him.
In spite of this covenant, Abraham was deeply concerned that his servant Eliezer would inherit all his possessions. The reason for this concern was because Abraham and his wife Sarah were childless. So how did God begin the process of solving this problem?
Gen 15:5-6 says “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!” 6 And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous.”
Isn’t it interesting that Gods first remedy for Abraham and Sarah childlessness was not an all expense paid trip to the Bahamas to get their “mojo”back nor Viagra or the latest fertilization pills (not that those are bad). God simply started by changing what Abraham was seeing about his future.
God said “Look,” change what you are looking at and it will change the current situation to match your desire for your future. This is so crucial because what you are looking at, will determine what you think and what you think will determine who you are and what you have.
So how can we apply this practically today? well, our eyes need to be looking constantly at images of where we want to be, who we want to become or what you want to have or accomplish.
A way to achieve this is to use something called a vision board. A vision board helps to create a good image of our goals and dreams. I was introduced to this concept by my mentor and it really works.
Creating a vision board is very simple. Basically, I just went online and downloaded a bunch of pictures of things I want to manifest in my life presently or of some goals I want to achieve.
For example, my vision board is based on my values and one of my values is family. So I just created a word document with various images or pictures of happy families that I downloaded from the internet which I review and look at for about 10 to 15mins everyday.
Alternatively, you can just get these pictures and paste all around your work space or kitchen. Friends, your dream may seem unattainable but never underestimate the power of vision and the images that are infront of you especially if they are positive. God bless.
Decision for today: I will start by creating an atmosphere in my house, work place etc with positive imagery.
Question for today: What do I want to see in my marriage, finances, business?