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Originalility

God created you…….Go back to your creator and find out his original design for you.
John Mason says “You were born an original….don’t die a copy.”

As you invest time with your creator He will give you a clear picture of who you are and what you are supposed to look like.

There is an old saying: a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s not true. The brain is able to process print on a page at a rate of about a hundred bits per second. But the brain can process a picture at about a billion bits per second. That means that a picture isn’t worth a thousand words! A picture is literally worth ten million words!
Aristotle said, “The soul never thinks without a picture.” That is the way God has designed us. We are self-fulfilling prophecies. We become what we imagine. If we don’t imagine anything we won’t become anything. But if God gets a hold of our imaginations, anything can happen. Walter Wink said, “When God wants to initiate a new movement in history, he does not intervene directly, but sends us dreams and visions that can, if attended to, initiate the process.”

Like most of you, I’ve forgotten most of the messages I’ve heard preached. But there are a few sound bytes that are forever seared into my spirit.  In 1991 when I was planting a church in Missouri,  someone sent me a sermon tape … The speaker was Paul Yonggi Cho, the pastor of the largest church in the world.  Cho said something I’ll never forget. “Show me your vision and I’ll show you your future.”

J.C. Penney said, “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal and I will give you a stock clerk.”
Specificity is part of spirituality. Dreams are more than a vague wish. The level of specificity reveals the level of faith.

Eye it  – try it –  fly it

Still focused.

Steve

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One thought on “Originalility

  1. Thank you for this encouraging word!

    “When God wants to initiate a new movement in history, he does not intervene directly, but sends us dreams and visions that can, if attended to, initiate the process.”

    There is definitely great power in our visions!

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