You are not an accident
Key Verse: Genesis 1:26 “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.” (KJV).
Man is a special design by God. It is very clear from Genesis 1:26 that it was God’s intention to make man as it is clearly written, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” God intentionally created man to have God-like qualities. Man was created to resemble God. “Image” is a reflection of the original. Man in the Bible sense refers to both male and female. In Genesis 1:27, the Scripture says, “male and female created he them.”
You are not a product of accident. Your race and nationality are no accident. God left no detail to chance. He planned it all for His purpose. You are a product of intention of God. It means God planned your existence on earth and has a purpose for creating you. The Bible says, “I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born” (Isaiah 44:2a – CEV).
Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, He expected it.
Long before your parents conceived you, you were conceived in the mind of God. It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing at this very moment. You are alive because God wanted to create you! The Bible says, The LORD will fulfil His purpose for me (Psalm 138:8a NIV).
God prescribed every single detail of your body. He deliberately chose your race, the colour of your skin, your hair, and every other feature. He custom-made your body just the way He wanted it. He also determined the natural talents you would possess and the uniqueness of your personality. The Bible says, You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something (Psalm 139:15 Msg).
Because God made you for a reason, He also decided when you would be born and how long you would live. He planned the days of your life in advance, choosing the exact time of your birth and death. The Bible says, You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your Book! (Psalm 139:16 LB).
Dr. Michael Denton, senior research fellow in human molecular genetics at the University of Otago in New Zealand, has concluded, “All the evidence available in the biological sciences supports the core proposition that the cosmos is a specially designed whole with life and mankind as its fundamental goal and purpose, ….”
Genesis 1:28, “And God blessed them…” God blessed man with gifts and empowered them to be what He created them to be. A “blessing” is an endowment and empowerment. The “blessing” is what distinguishes man from other created things. God installed in man the capacity to be fruitful, multiply, replenish and subdue the earth.
God breathed into man the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). God gave man power to be. God’s blessing enables man to function at His level. He took what was in Him and put it in man, thereby making man a spirit being.
The number one purpose of God creating man is to “have dominion.” God being a Spirit cannot rule physically on earth and so, He created Man to have dominion on earth.
Man is the greatest sophisticated being God created in the entire universe, not minding his limitations. Man has the ability to think and act like God, so don’t look down on yourself. Don’t underestimate your value. You are created in God’s class. Everything God can do, He wants you to do. Don’t blame God when things go wrong, because He has given you official mandate to rule on earth.
Today’s Nugget: You are a product of intention of God.
Prayer: Lord, help me to fulfil the purpose of creating me.
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Dr. Chidi Okoroafor, General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Nigeria