I know it’s been a long, long time since I posted something. I’ve been going through some kind of writer’s withdrawal (also known as writer’s block). I know I’ve said before that I’d be posting more, and I obviously haven’t lived up to that (sorry). I’ve also been trying to reevaluate some things revolving around the ministry of this site. In any case, I’ve had a spark of inspiration, so I thought I’d share with you what’s on my mind.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the verse in Genesis where Yahweh is speaking to Adam and Eve right after He created them, telling them to “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it! Be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, and every living thing that crawls on the earth!” (Genesis 1:28). When most people read this verse, they automatically think of marriage and having lots and lots of children, and for single people, this is hard to relate to. As a single person, I’d like to look at this piece of scripture in a different light, because I believe this verse pertains to more than what it reads on the surface.
In the beginning, Yahweh was the first to create something. And with that, He created something, man, with the same ingenuity. He gave us something entirely different from all other creatures: The ability to create. Each one of us was born with a blueprint written on our souls of what Yahweh’s plan for our lives will be. Eventually, as we grow older and we learn what we are gifted with, that plan will become clear.
Yahweh was the first to create something. And with that, He created something, man, with the same ingenuity. He gave us something entirely different from all other creatures: The ability to create.
With all this in mind, take a look at what the verse says. Yahweh is telling Adam and Eve in His image, to be “fruitful” and “multiply” and “subdue” the earth with what He has given them. They were to be cultivators of His creation; and with this, He gave them the responsibility to create. You see, we were made in His image, and that fact places us at a similar level with Him in the sense that we were made to be productive in everything we set out to do. We were made to work with what the Father has given us.
You see, we were made in His image, and that fact places us at a similar level with Him in the sense that we were made to be productive in everything we set out to do.
As the next generation, I think we have the responsibility to change the perspective which has been engraved in our minds: That work is the key to money, thus we must work. While that is true, wealth doesn’t revolve around money, that was not the point when Yahweh told Adam and Eve to cultivate His creation. The gifts we have been given are the source of wealth and we have a responsibility to use them for the glory of our Creator. I’m not trying to say that you shouldn’t find a way to support yourself in the long run; my point is that if you know what your gifts are, you have a purpose and an obligation to pursue it. But even if you are struggling with knowing what Yahweh’s plan for you might be, you can still live up to “being fruitful”, and you can do this when it comes to the little things in life.
There is a verse that we all can glean from, one I’m sure you have heard before. It’s from Colossians 3:17, and it says: “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Master Yahushua, giving thanks to Elohim the Father through Him.” To tie this into the verse in Genesis as well as to the point I’m trying to make, we have the responsibility to have integrity and find ways to be fruitful in every area of our lives.
In conclusion, remember that Yahweh created you in His image to be an innovator. So don’t give up on the gifts He has blessed you with, even if they seem impossible. Whatever seems impossible to you can be done well with the help of the Father. Trust in Him to lead you and show you how He wants you to use your life to further His plans.