Genesis 1:1 LITV In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Looking at the account of creation in Genesis 1, God made everything with a purpose in mind; everything was made for a reason.
Purpose in our context is defined by Dictionary.com as “the reason for which something exists.”
Proverbs 16:4 AMP
“The Lord has made everything [to accommodate itself and contribute] to its own end and His own purpose – even the wicked [are fitted for their role] for the day of calamity and evil.”
For example, the firmament (the visible arch of the sky) was made to cause a separation between waters (Gen 1:6). Hence, the presence of water in the atmosphere (as water vapour which on saturation falls down as rain) and on solid ground. God further caused a separation in the waters on ground so that there would be dry lands and seas (Gen 1:9). A simple look at a globe would show land as the demarcation between the various oceans in the world.
God made lights and put them in the firmament to lighten the earth. He also used them to cause a division between day and night. The light of the night, the moon, had to be the lesser light so that perhaps, we can enjoy the beauty of the stars (Gen 1:14-18).
If God made non-living stuff with an inherent purpose, do you think your being alive is by chance?
YOU ARE ALIVE FOR A PURPOSE!
When God conceived the idea of making Man, the ultimate of His creation, He made it a point to state man’s purpose:
Genesis 1:26 KJV
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
We are made in God’s image, made to dominate. Man was created to have dominion, not over his fellow man, but over all the earth.
Not only did God make everything for a reason, He made EVERY LIVING THING WITH ANOTHER UNIQUE PURPOSE: FRUITFULNESS!
The first blessing pronounced on man by God was that of fruitfulness. God further reinforced the point that man is supposed to be fruitful in the purpose for which God created Him by merging His first blessing on man with man’s purpose:
Genesis 1:27-28 KJV
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
To be fruitful means “producing good results; profitable; bearing fruit abundantly; producing abundant growth etc.”
For example, God commanded the herb to yield seed after its kind (Gen 1:12) and living creatures both on land, sea and air to bring forth after their kind (Gen 1:21,24). They did. That was why male and female pairs of species were around to be rescued and used to preserve seed, when God destroyed the earth with flood during Noah’s time, due to the wickedness and continuous evil imaginations of man’s heart (Gen 6:5-7,19-20).
Only the living can be fruitful. You are alive for a reason and part of that reason is fruitfulness. However, God your creator, designed a task for which He wants you to be fruitful in. That task is your purpose.
GOD DESIRES THAT YOU BE FRUITFUL – produce good results; be profitable; bear abundant fruit; produce abundant growth – IN HIS ASSIGNED PURPOSE FOR YOU IN THE EARTH!
An examination of the manner in which God created the living would show that He made the habitat for such before speaking them into existence. The seas were made before the living creatures within were spoken into being (Gen 1:9-10, 20-21); the earth (ground) was made before the cattle and other living creatures found on the earth were made (Gen 1:24-25), and everything was in place, ready for when the prime of God’s creation, Man, was made. Therefore all that was required for Adam to fulfil His purpose was in place before He was brought forth. Adam could only have dominion over the fish of the sea when there was fish in the sea (the same applies for the other living creatures on earth Genesis 1:26-28).
God created the earth before creating you.
All that you need for in life to be fruitful in God’s purpose for your life is on this earth, but is obtained through the knowledge of Christ!
2 Peter 1:3 GW
God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given us through knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and integrity.
There is a relative ease and sense of fulfilment experienced, as you are walk in God’s purpose for your life, compared to when you are just doing your own thing. No, it doesn’t mean that you would not work hard, or you’ll go through life on a flowery bed of ease. It means though that no matter what hardship confronts you, since you are certain that you are following in the footsteps of Jesus by walking in God’s purpose for you, ( Phil 2:5; John 14:12) and doing things the way He wants them, you are assured of victory and His presence (John 8:28-29; Mark 16:15-20) and therefore, the storm won’t last forever!
Like Apostle Paul, when bound in a cave prison, you’ll still be walking in your purpose (as he encouraged the Gentile Church at Philippi to rejoice when he had plenteous reasons to moan Philippians 4:4).
God had a purpose for everything He created, guarding against waste. Not walking in your purpose is wasting what God has deposited in you!
You are not an accident. Your birth didn’t catch God by surprise. GOD LOVES YOU, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your birth. You are not worthless. Everything that you need to fulfil your purpose is located in two places – within you and in the earth.
It pays to embark on a search to find out the purpose for which you were created; the reason for which you exist, because that is the area in which God expects you to be fruitful.
PneumaWord is committed to helping you find out and fulfil your God-ordained purpose. If you have ever wondered “What am I on earth for?” we recommend you stay tuned to this blog by following us – on here as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
We will by God’s grace, publish teaching articles from our Chief Textbook: THE WORD OF GOD – THE BIBLE on your purpose on the earth, as well as other resources that we think provide useful insights on discovering purpose.
We hope you are as excited as we are as we embark on this journey, and pray by the end of this series, you not only know God’s purpose for your life, but you are doing something about it to ensure you fulfil it, as well as helping others discover theirs in Jesus name. We pray the words “Well done, my good and faithful Servant” shall be your testimony as your stand on that great day, to give account of your life to Christ Jesus in Jesus name, amen!
YOU ARE ALIVE FOR A PURPOSE!
God bless you 🙂
© Lydia for PneumaWord