Genesis 1:26And God said, Let us make mankind in our image, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.
Our God is a God of purpose. He has a reason for everything that was created. The purpose of a thing is in the mind of the manufacturer. God always had an end in mind. God spoke out His intention during creation because of the purpose He had for them.
God spoke ‘Let there be… ’ in every case in creation. The word ‘Let there be’ means to exist, to be or become, come to pass, to beacon, to be accomplished, to cause to come to pass, to happen.
Everything that was spoken into existence had their reason for their existence.
In Genesis 1:3 God created light so that there will be a division between light and darkness. He had day and night in mind, hence the reason for the creation of light. Jesus is the light of the world. So the purpose of Christ in us is to get rid of every darkness and replace it with the light of His word. The bible declares that the light shines in the darkness and darkness cannot comprehend it. No darkness will be able to survive in your life.
The dry land was separated from the waters in order to produce for us in Genesis 1:11. Everywhere the soul of your feet shall step upon shall be yours (Joshua 1:3). That job is supposed to produce for you. You are supposed to excel on that job, prosper in that marriage. The scriptures declare in Psalm 67:5 that the earth is supposed to yield her increase for you.
God made man in His own image and likeness so that they may walk in dominion. Our God is a God of dominion and He replicated Himself in man so that man could get the same result as God. Man is to have dominion over the aquatic, terrestrial, atmosphere and over all the earth.
Having dominion over the fish of the seas, cattle and birds means we have dominion over even those things that seem out of our control and territory. We have dominion over marital challenges, financial hardship, spiritual challenges, economic situation and all things. Our present situation does not bother God; neither should it bother us because we are simply in transition in purpose. We sometimes get stuck on our walk of purpose but we need to remember that we are on a schedule and have no time for the devil’s interruption. We must stay focused on living the life of dominion in all areas.
THE ROLE OF MAN IN FULFILLING PURPOSE
God sets the blue print for our lives but we have a role in that plan. Fulfilling purpose is our responsibility. We need to realise our fulfilling purpose is a process designed by God. Walking and living a life of dominion will come with challenges but we should be rest assured we will always come out victorious. We however need to have the following in mind:-
Finding purpose starts with God
Fulfilling purpose is multifaceted; it involves different areas of our lives.
Purpose is a process, having a delay does not mean a denial of purpose.
You have a part to play in purpose.
The bible declares in 2Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.
Christ is the centre of our purpose. Our new life in Christ helps us fulfil who are meant to be.
For Further study
Joshua 1:3, 2 Timothy 1:9
Personal Declaration for the day
I will fulfill my God given purpose and fulfill my role in purpose
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know the purpose of God for your life?
Do you think you are walking in line with God’s purpose for you.