Friday, May 31, 2013

Imagination Gone Wild

Linking up with other writer's at Lisa-Jo's today for today's word...


Imagine


I dream in color. Active imagination is an understatement for me. There are moments that I have to separate the daydreams from the memories. Each moment is vividly real to me...or could be.

When I write, the movie reel in my head comes to life on paper. The characters become people I can touch. I know their history, their names, their pain, and their joy. I imagine what it would be like to walk in their shoes.

I was that kid who found something creative in the tracks left by water drops on my car window. I see an analogy in a cotton field or a top hat in the clouds. I imagine God in a smock painting each sunset as it fades to black. I imagine the incredible possibilities and potential of some of my friends.

I imagine all the time. Too much. Not enough. I imagine someday and tomorrow. What could have been or what could be.

But the imagining becomes "what ifs" when not paired with His perfect plan. This crazy brain of mine came tailor made at the hands of the God who created all we see. I imagine what God can do, because I know He's bigger than my imaginings or my feelings or my plans. My guess is that my imaginings amuse Him at times, and He's just sitting up there saying, "Oh, sweetheart, I have something so much better in mind. Just you wait and see."

8 comments:

  1. Heidi BlankenshipMay 31, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Wonderful post! Aren't imaginations incredible? Such a glorious gift from our magnificent Creator.

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  2. "My guess is that my imaginings amuse Him at times, and He's just sitting
    up there saying, "Oh, sweetheart, I have something so much better in
    mind. Just you wait and see."


    I really love this because I have always thought that God has a humorous side that is amused by how limiting were are with ourselves even when we think big!

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  3. Thanks for visiting, Heidi. I love imaginations. It would be helpful if mine decided to quiet down every once in a while, though. :)

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  4. Hey Maria! Thanks for stopping by! I imagine the Lord has a pretty good sense of humor. Have you heard people laugh? Each is unique and so fun! I imagine the Lord smiles at some of my antics a lot. I'm glad you think He has a sense of humor, too.

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  5. So very true...something SO much better in mind! And I think you are so right...we have NO idea the gifts He longs to give us. And His plan really is better than we could ever imagine!! Stopping in from FMF and so glad I did :)

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  6. I love it! He definitely does have plans that are so much better and often so different from what we imagine. He sees all the possibilities in us and through us! Love your post!

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  7. Hi! I'm so glad you found my blog, as now I've found yours. :) The idea of God in a smock painting the sunsets - literally smiled big on that one. Love it. And you're so right...our imagining can be great, or it can lead to 'what ifs' - thanks for this reminder that our imagining doesn't begin to compare to what He has planned.

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