In the never ending quest to understand the meaning of life, I'm often asked, "How can I know my destiny and God's purpose for my existence?" One of the secrets to knowing your destiny is understanding who, what and why God created you to be.
Finding your Destiny in the first chapter of the Book of Genesis in the Bible is a great place to start as God maps out, very succinctly, who he created us to be and what purpose we are to serve in establishing His kingdom here on Earth.
The book of Genesis makes some very profound points in it's first chapter.
Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 26 - God creates us in His own image - The word Image in this case is derived from the Hebrew word Tselem which means resemblance, phantom or shadow. In this particular case, I believe God is leaving clues to help us understand that we are much like Him when it comes to our Spiritual makeup.
In this same verse, it goes on to say that God Created us in His own likeness - The word likeness derived from the Hebrew word Demouth is synonymous with model, shape, manner and resemblance. In this case, I take the words to mean that we resemble God physically and emotionally.
The Book of Genesis goes on to say that God created us to Rule (Over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air and every creeping thing (beasts) that creep upon the earth). The implied ideal here is that leadership, or the right to rule, is rooted in service. A true leader is a servant to those he leads or rules. Unfortunately, many people on earth believe that leading is about lording over people. I believe it was never about that, but about serving people and enriching their lives. People are clearly more inclined to follow a leader when they know he or she has their best interests at heart.
Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 28 - God blesses us and commands us to be fruitful, multiply, fill and subdue the earth. The word bless here comes from the Hebrew word barak or to bow or to adore. Also consider the Greek word makarios or to be fortunate. I believe God wants us to be the benefactor of both principles. He wants us to know that He adores us and that He wants our lives to be fortunate.
Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 31 - God calls us good. God made us good, to be good and to do good work. And that's my core belief and mission of this outreach--to impact lives in a positive way, to help people find and achieve their destiny and to lead others to do the same.
This is how I believe we begin to live the good life as God intended.Moses shows us how we were created to be just like God on the Earth and how we are to carry out his commission to be fruitful, multiply, fill and subdue it. Author: Moses Genesis Chapter One Video Teaching