Don’t daydream about something off in the future. Don’t fantasize. Don’t use your imagination to picture what things could be like. As a believer, your reality is much better than anything you could dream up, even if you don’t think so.
You hear advice from preachers to just “dream big” or “imagine what things could be like“ or “picture yourself healed.“ All of this has to do with fantasizing about what things could be like, but faith is not imagining what things could be like. Faith is when your mind is able to understand THE TRUTH about what you PRESENTLY have in Christ — when you see what’s real.
Faith is a “mental seeing” — seeing spiritual things in your mind that your eyes simply cannot see. (2 Cor. 4:18, 5:7). But faith is a perception of what is presently real, not imagining what things could be like.
Through Jesus, you have the exact same nature, personality, power, riches and honor that God has right now (2 Peter 1:4, Gal. 4:7). That is real. It may be intangible, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real. It is unseen inside of you and ready to manifest. Faith is merely being able to see that fact in your mind.
So if you are going to daydream, you don’t need to fantasize about something in the future or something that’s not real. Just dream about your present reality. It’s good and pleasing and perfect!