Maintain, Maximize, Multiply!
If God had just formed and awoken you to a magnificent dwelling, what would you contribute to keep that location alive and well or optimize its beauty? That, I believe, is what God intended for you to do. That is your purpose. This, I suppose, is or will align you with what may be your life’s mission or at least the beginning of it.
So the Lord God formed out of the ground every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. And the man gave names to all the livestock, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper [that was] suitable (a companion) for him.Genesis 2:19-20
And the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man He made (fashioned, formed) into a woman, and He brought her and presented her to the man.Genesis 2:22
When Adam and Eve were placed in the garden, they were instructed to care for it. Eve was also created to be Adam's help mate and Adam tasked with naming all of the creatures of the earth. During that season, this was his purpose or calling. His continual obedience would have resulted in him leading and inspiring his people in purpose. They would have continued to invent and create until they were laid to rest, in whatever form that would have been, as there was no death at the time. This occurred, but not in the will or presence of God. They opted to live a life without God by defying Him.
therefore the Lord God sent Adam away from the Garden of Eden, to till and cultivate the ground from which he was taken.Genesis 3:23
Now let's revert to you, as a human. If you were placed in a gorgeous environment that was perfect, you would most likely want it to stay that way and function in a way that keeps everything in exquisite order. According to what the word says, God was present in the Garden with Adam and Eve, giving them clear guidance. God is also with us, but the skepticism we are born into makes it difficult to trust His voice. When we spend time in His presence, we sometimes have doubts about whether or not it is He who is speaking. In this case, God was visibly there to direct Adam and Eve to till the land. To maintain it. It was already perfect but despite that he allowed them to manage what we were given. Though you can't physically see God He is still doing the same thing. We just need to listen and act.
What Is God Telling You?
As a human in the present, how is God telling you to manage what you were given? How is He telling you to manage the area you have been placed in? I believe that thought is what you were placed here to do. Spend time in God’s presence. Meditate on God’s word. Consider how your gifts can maintain or maximize what you’ve been given. How can it influence your surroundings for the better?
The garden of Eden was perfect. The world we live in is not. There is so much that we can do and in doing it stand out as Jesus' hands & feet. EASY! Allow your desire to change, maintain, or innovate. Allow it to spearhead your life in purpose. Always be sure to make time consistently to study & stay in God's presence so that in all you do you are clear on the motive behind your decision. God will handle the rest and multiply all you've given Him as needed.
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