I'd like to share with you a conversation I had with the Lord Saturday evening. I had just watched a debate on FB about solving the world's problems and I shared with Him my thoughts.
I said to the Lord, "Man, I am sure glad You did not call me to solve ALL of the world's problems!"
He answered, "Agreed! You'd go insane."
I replied, "Truth!"
Then He continued, "Because you would not solve them the way I would."
I was curious and said, "Okay...?"
He obliged and answered, "I delegate. I solved the eternity issue and I delegated the rest of the world's problems to be solved by My people!"
As I pondered what He had shared, He brought to my mind Romans 8:19. The Phillips translation reads,
In my opinion, whatever we may have to go through now is less than nothing compared with the magnificent future God has planned for us. The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own. The world of creation cannot as yet see reality, not because it chooses to be blind, but because in God’s purpose it has been so limited—yet it has been given hope. And the hope is that in the end the whole of created life will be rescued from the tyranny of change and decay, and have its share in that magnificent liberty which can only belong to the children of God!
He followed that verse with the original mandate given to man. The King James Version of Genesis 1:26-28 reads,
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
He then said, "I created man to have dominion and to exercise My authority in the earth. Part of the responsibility of My children is to replenish, subdue, and have dominion over the earth. If there is a problem in this world, one or more of My children were created to solve it! 'I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven' (Matthew 18:18). The earth and all of creation await the moment My children realize all I have given them - including the ability to solve global problems and put into place innovative solutions far surpassing the technology you see today. When My children awaken to who they are, who I have made them to be, then the world will see Isaiah 9:7 (ESV) fulfilled. 'Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.'"
My prayer is simply this: "Lord, awaken our hearts to become all You have envisioned in Your heart for us to become. May we fulfill Your commissions and transform our world, in Jesus' name."