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Articles > About Faith: > The Power of Imaging, Part I

The Power of Imaging, Part I

Seeing Jesus walking on the water, Peter said: "'Lord, if it's You ... tell me to come to You on the water.' 'Come,' He said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, 'Lord, save me!'"1

I'd dare say that most of us could walk a twelve-foot-long by one-foot-wide plank that was on the ground. But suspend it thirty feet up in the air between two buildings, suddenly, for most of us (including me), it becomes a terrifying, nigh on impossible task.

Why?

Like Peter, because we are afraid of falling our faith is swallowed up by fear. We suddenly see ourselves plunging, and what we picture happening paralyzes us. In many, if not most, instances, what we imagine, see or visualize in our mind is what we make to happen.

In other words, if you imagine yourself falling off that plank, you're much more likely to make it happen. But if you see yourself confidently walking across it safely to the other side, you will be able to do it.

Life's like that. If you see yourself as being loving and lovable, you will love others and be loved by them. If you see yourself as confident and successful, you will act accordingly and be successful. If, on the other hand, you see yourself as unlovable, insecure, and a failure, you will act in an unlovable manner and set yourself up to fail.

Thus, a major key to successful living is to visualize exactly the type of person you want to become and what you want to make of your life—see it in your mind's eye as already happening, and believe, with God's help, that it is possible.

This kind of visualizing, or imaging as it is called, is a powerful means of help for overcoming problems, healing of sicknesses, achieving goals, improving relationships, and changing one's life.

To be continued...

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, when I have to walk across life's difficult places, please help me to keep my eyes fixed on You, and believe that You will hold my hand lest I fall. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Matthew 14:28-30 (NIV).

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