God has placed success in all His creation because all of God’s creation was given the ability to reproduce after its own kind. Every fish, every bird, every beast and every plant has inside of it the ability to be successful in its created purpose to reproduce after itself. God has placed a continuous link in every creature that allows it to be and do what it was created to do by instinct. Instinct is a natural inborn tendency or pattern of activity that exists in one from birth and it exists in someone or something that is a permanent and inseparable element or attribute.
The animals and birds glorify God in their life, living and doing what God created them to do. Birds fly, fish swim and the horses and animals run and roam this earth reproducing and bringing glory to God. When a bird flies and soars in the sky and the fish swim and inhabit the sea, this brings pleasure to God. God sees His creation doing what it was created to do. In Genesis it says God looked at all He had made and it was very good.
Genesis 1:21-22 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” NKJV
Mankind is the pinnacle of all God’s creation. How much more would God do to insure humanity’s success? God created man in His image, to be like Him. Humanity was given a will, a soul and a spirit to reflect God’s ability in the earth to have a choice of will with the ability to decide to glorify God in the earth. All other creations live by instinct, the inborn actions that glorify God.
God in His own mind, out of His thought and imagination created man in His likeness and image. The word formed is a Hebrew word “yatsar” which means, through the squeezing into shape, to fashion for a purpose, and to determine its character. God spoke all other creatures into being but He formed Adam and fashioned Eve in His image.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let 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.” NKJV
Mankind was given much more than instinct. We were given a soul and a living spirit and told to be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue and have dominion over the earth. Humanity was created to be like God to rule and to reign on the earth with all the abilities, attributes and wisdom of God. God commanded man to have dominion over all the animals, fish, birds, plant life and even the things in the ground, gold and precious stones.
We must marvel at the lack of mankind to be successful in the task God had given, to subdue that is to conquer their enemies, to overcome their circumstances and thereby bringing glory to God. Mankind had the ability and the authority to defeat Satan and yet they chose to disobey God. Humanity has been in a spiral downfall ever since because Satan in his subtleness deceived Eve.
She lost sight of her crated purpose and was convinced she was created in a lower state less than what God had made her to be. The enemy continues with that same lie of deception to keep us from becoming the person God created us to be.
Every child is born with a purpose to glorify God in the earth. God has put in them everything they need to be successful in fulfilling their created purpose. Just as God has put in all His creation the things they need to grow, reproduce and be successful in their purpose, God has done even more for mankind. God made mankind like Himself with a will, the ability to rule, but sadly we see so many people living below their God given calling.
Every manufacturer that creates a product has a manual that explains the purpose and use of that product. . The manual tells the consumer things to do and not do, to ensure it performs effectively and to prevent malfunction. God has given us a manual, the Bible, which tells us how, why we were created and gives us principles that will prevent our malfunction. God knew we would need this, because He says His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children. NIV
Society says people are destroyed because they are not educated, or they do not have a job, or because they are on drugs and have an addiction or they are promiscuous, or prostitutes or unwed mothers and single parents. Then society sets out to correct all these ills, but they are only byproducts of the original problem; they lack knowledge of the truth or rejected the knowledge of God. Now their children may suffer because they too may ignore God’s principles and may not know who they are or their created purpose.
Success in this life, while we are still on the earth, is to accomplish God’s purpose for us. We must know the truth of our purpose and understand the operating manual, the Bible. God’s word is simple and yet it is difficult to apply, especially when we do not know the truth.
When we read the parables of Jesus, they sound simple; love your enemies, pray for those who abuse you and give to the poor, looking for nothing in return. Applying these truths to our lives is difficult. We cannot forgive or pray for our enemies in our own abilities. It takes the power of God through the Holy Spirit to give us the will and the ability to perform His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. NIV
This is why we must train our hearts and minds and then teach our children to believe, that we are endowed by our Creator to be like Him and to be successful no matter what this world throws at us. God has provided for us everything we need to be successful, the Blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sin, the Bible to change the way we think about ourselves and the Holy Spirit to lead us, to empower us to fulfill our purpose, to have dominion over our circumstances and to accomplish all God created us to do.