Here’s the truth: What you imagine controls you!
Your imagination has enormous power. Imagination is creating your future reality. Imagination is prophetic.
Why do you think did Jesus say that lusting after a woman is already adultery? Why did He also teach that
anyone who says “I hate you” is already committing murder? Because imagination is not just a harmless set of thoughts. Your imagination is the factory of the future. Your imagination is where you manufacture your destiny. That’s why St. Paul said, “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
I repeat: If you can control your imagination, you can control your emotions — and therefore, you can control yourself.
Self-control is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:23). But how do you control yourself? One way is by the power of your God-given imagination.
I repeat: Your imagination is the remote control of your emotions. And one of the best gifts of imagination is emotional detachment.
*This excerpt is taken from Heart Detox by Bo Sanchez, available in paperback and e-book copy at http://www.feastbooks.ph!