REDISCOVERING THE REAL YOU Genesis 1:26-28
The God said, ďLet Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.Ē So God created man in His own image in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ĎBe fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over everything that moves on the earth.í (Genesis 1:26-28)
In this series, God would be showing us some very fundamental things. When we understand those foundational issues, there will be a paradigm shift in the way we reason, think, and even live. I plead with you to give this series maximum attention. Listen attentively to what I would be sharing; Think through them at your spare times; Read the main text as many times as possible; Seek the help of the Holy Spirit to have a full grasp of Godís mind from the text; and Seek clarifications from me.
Itís God expectation that you live out the real you. When God created you, He has something in mind that He wants you to be. He didnít create you for just anything. Whenever He sees you, He sees His original intent. Itís going to be your wisdom to rediscover your true self. A lot of times, several persons allow circumstances, challenges, and situations of life to determine their personality. Thatís not the best way to live your original life.
The Lord has inspired me to enlighten everyone here about the need to rediscover our true selves. Please follow me as I share Godís mind on this theme.
X-RAY OF GENESIS 1:26
This is the starting point of man and this verse contains Godís original purpose for creating man.
*There was an intentional and open collaboration for the creation of man. Though the entire Godhead was involved in the creation of the whole creation, this verse reveals a deeper involvement of the Trinity. I believe the importance of the being to be created, man, necessitated this public declaration.
*Man was clearly created as an offshoot of the Trinity. He was made in Godís image and Godís likeness. He resembles nothing else in creation but God who has been in existence before creation. In other words, man was created like a pre-existence being.
*Man was ordained to exercise dominion in a five-fold way. The use of the word Ďoverí five times in relation to the proposed creation of man suggests the top level he was to be.
APPLICATION OF THE ABOVE TRUTHS
1. You are a being of divine purpose.
Even if your parents never planned to have you, God made you with a clear cut agenda and aim. You carry a divine agenda from your conception. You are not a product of human calculations.
2. You were made in Godís image and likeness.
Like God, like you. You donít resemble anyone in the entire creation. Rather, you resemble the One who has been in existence before creation. Your breed is pre-creation. You are simply in Godís class.
3. You are a dominion being.
God made you a leader. You are to create new pathways and give direction to the entire creation. By divine design, you are wired to champion new levels and administers everything God had made
You are more than you think you are. You are more than what anyone has ever described you. How do I know? God, from whom you came, is more than we can ever think or imagine. You were made from the One who was not made. Your make is supernatural.