Sometimes people that have grown up in a suppressed environment are taught that it’s a waste of time to dream or imagine yourself in a better situation. Imagination for some Christian people is suspect. They think that all imagination is inherently vain and leads people astray. They are worried about misappropriating faith and engaging in some new age visualization techniques.
Real faith, though embraces imagination as its servant, not its guide.
What if imagination instead is a manifestation of being made in the ‘image of God’? What if it is God that put imagination inside your mind to help you be creative and to more fully engage your whole being in worship, study, work and loving relationships?
Your imagination is a gift that can help in your spiritual formation. Imagination is not unrealistic fantasy, but a view of how things can be.