After creating the earth, creating all the marvelous plants and animals throughout the planet, and then creating man and woman, God gave mankind their first mission in Genesis 1:28:   “God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."  In this mission statement, God, after making man in His own image, charged humanity to follow in the footsteps of their Creative God, first by procreating, having children who were formed from their own substance, the DNA of the husband and the DNA of the wife.  Secondly, He invited man to make his mark on the earth, to be as creative as the Father in Heaven was in producing nature and the universe.  God wanted man to spread out, build buildings, develop cities, grow all sorts of things from ground, explore this incredible planet, to tame the wilderness, and to take on all sorts of creative ventures in the arts, sciences, architecture, etc.   

There is an infinite variety of possible occupations that we can be involved in, and God wants us to explore all those possibilities so that we make our mark in His name on every conceivable area of life.  He gives us an incredible amount of freedom in exercising our free will and choosing a life that suits our personality and character.  He does not dictate our ventures to us, so long as we remain within the boundaries of a moral life.  In Ecclesiastes 9:10, God tells us:  “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.”  Unfortunately, people, being “all too human,” didn’t seem to want to venture out and take the risks inherent in God’s mission for them.  Many times, people seem to prefer the “path of least resistance.”  I know from leading people most of my adult life that many prefer comfort, prefer sticking with the familiar, and resist anything that smacks of change.  In fact, in Genesis 11:4, people seemed quite reluctant to “be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth” in keeping with God’s plan for humanity.  But it’s very difficult to resist the will of God.  He forced the hand of humanity, making them do what they didn’t want to do, by separating them into language groups at Babel.  


Sometimes, God must force our hand in making us do what we do not want to, but He always has a reason for what He wants of us.   And His plan for us is always much better than what we could imagine for ourselves.  This is why He forced humanity to scatter out across the planet from Babel, not because He simply wanted to “show them who’s boss.”  God always wants what is best for us, and He wants us to enjoy the fullness of life’s blessings.  When He told man to spread out and subdue the earth, you have to understand that God, in His Joyously Loving Spirit, was like a father on Christmas morning, eager to see the joy and wonder in the eyes of His children from their various gifts, and wanting to vicariously enjoy the experience of them enjoying the many gifts that He had put into creation, the many beautiful geographical features and unusual animals  that He Created in His Infinitely Creative Mind and His Boundlessly Loving Heart ex nihilo (out of nothing), like a passionate artist that wants to push the boundaries of art and wants to then see the enjoyment and wonder in the eyes of those who gaze on his artistic creations.   

I pray that you will enjoy some of the many blessings that God has given us on this earth and that you will be bold in making your mark on this world.   
 


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This page is full of knowledge and the article tell us about the starts of the world. The world is create of Almighty God and God is more beneficial and merciful.

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06/21/2017 7:25pm

God has blessed us with all the things in this world. He provided everything that we need. He loves us so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ to save us from this sinful world. That's why we need to give back and do our part as His people. We must continue to doing His mission by sharing His love for others. In this manner, we can be able to influence other to be good and kind for all creation.

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    I'm a retired soldier, having spent 23 years of my life serving our country, actually 30 years when you count the reserve and National Guard time as well.  I believe in servant leaders, following the example of our Lord, and I believe in giving back to the troops once one has attained a certain status or level of success in life.  But I also believe in fighting back against corruption and incompetence wherever you find it if it hurts people.  Our national values were worth dying for.  They are also worth living for.  A man or woman can actually live a life by these principles of humility, service, love, duty, and honor, and have a significant impact on the world around them...if you have the dedication to see it through. 

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