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As a kid growing up with a mind full of mystery and adventure, I was always drawn to the idea of lost cities, secret meadows, and strange animals. Like most kids, I would go out in my backyard and create grand worlds of fantasy and intrigue, dressing up like a pirate or pretending to be a flying dinosaur, hiding in the bushes from marauders from afar, climbing up trees as if they were tall ships racing across the sea.

Our imaginations are amazing tools. They help invent new ideas and products, solve problems, fix broken things, and dream up worlds of new and exciting adventures. They also give us the ability to imagine more ways to help one another. As we grow and learn we begin to mold our imaginations into ideas and things that could be beneficial for the world and our fellow man and woman. We imagine better schools, more efficient hospitals, ways to stop poverty, and ideas that bring the world closer together.

The imagination can also be a tool used to do evil deeds. The devil is ever aware of this and tries everyday to tempt our minds into taking a different path. But we must continue down the path that God is leading us.

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I'm glad I had my imaginary worlds growing up as a kid, and to tell you the truth they are still there just as strong as ever. It's easy to let the world dictate how we will act and what we will say. We just set our lives on auto pilot and try to enjoy the ride. But God has asked more from us than that. He gave us this very special tool, not to be locked up in some rusty dust-filled toolbox in our mind, but to be used as a way to imagine creative and new ways that we can help one another and ultimately show the love of God to others.

The next time you feel stressed out to the max, take a five to 10 minute break and just let your imagination run wild! You never know what amazing thing you might discover.

The Bible says, "“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him." (1 Corinthians 2:9). We can try to imagine, but this verse tells us that God has something even better than we can imagine. Imagine that!

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By Benjamin DuBose Copyright © 2014 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.Scripture taken from the NEW KING JAMES VERSION 1982.

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