Faith, Imagination and You: A Captain-Sailor Scenario

I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel.
I am moved only by what I believe.

~ Smith Wigglesworth.

A picture paints a thousand words and that was exactly how I felt after looking at one particular picture, actually, I think it was just a few hundreds.

Nevertheless, I was considering a picture some days ago, a picture of 2 guys on a ship, one obviously a Captain and the other, a Sailor. Both of them were looking beyond the horizon, suddenly the Captain cried out; LAND HO! I CAN SEE OUR DESTINATION STRAIGHT AHEAD! But the sailor looked and said; I don't see anything!

Now, you might ask, how come this captain saw the destination but the sailor couldn't, at least both of them have eyes. And this is where the whole gist got interesting.

The captain, of course had an extra gadget with him - the telescope but the experienced sailor didn't. The only difference between the Captain and the Sailor in this picture is just the telescope.

The understanding behind this single difference creates a scenario that can transform our lives towards better living. It explains why some individuals are successful and why some are ignorant.
If our human eyes can see things that are present and tangible, then our imagination can see what's beyond the present by taking a trip to the future.

A wise man said; "God gave us imagination so as to take a trip into our future".

However, the scenario this captain-sailor paints, portrays a profound relationship, between Faith, Imagination and you, both the Captain and the Sailor had eyes and of course, imagination too, successful people and ignorant people also have this.

But the reason why some are successful and some are ignorant is enough to prove that a difference exists and this difference is nothing more but the extra gadget the Captain and successful people have - Faith. One of the theories of Faith says; only believe and act upon it.

Certainly, imagination is just the ability to visualize and the avenue to take a trip into our future, but Faith is a set of unwavering allegiance to beliefs and principles that can be visualized. A.W Tozer in his book, The Knowledge of the Holy said;

"Any Faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith."

We all have the capacity to imagine good ideas but the principles of Faith by far reaches the outermost part of our existence and it defines how we should live. Have faith in God!

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