If you were a kid like me, then whenever your parents gave you Legos--- your life instantly became better. Why? you ask, because inside every box of Legos was hours of creativity, invention, and innovation. There were no limits to what you could do. No rules to restrict you from building an entire world around you. The possibilities were absolutely endless.
Or so we believed. As time went on, you soon recognized that you run out of legos and the only way to get more is to buy them, or to take apart some loved treasure you'd already created. You had to trade your love for the old thing, for the hope you had invested in the dream of building the new thing. You understood that you could not hold onto both. In order to move forward you would have to release your hold on the things in your past. If only we believed and understood these same principles in our adult lives...
Sometimes along the way, I would spend all day building and then the structure would come tumbling down. I would cry out of frustration, not understanding the physics behind my build was all wrong. And that no matter how well I made certain the Legos snapped together, I wasn't mature enough to understand the weight that was put on certain sections, was not sturdy or structurally sound enough to support itself. My problem wasn't the building but the foundation.
What if we were, once again, able to capture our creative imaginations, the world of endless possibilities, the belief that we could make worlds, not with Legos but with our words? What if we, like God, could say let there be, and things just were? Well friend, the truth is you can. You, are in God's imagine and after His likeness which means you can do what He can do because you are his child and joint heirs with Jesus. In Romans 4:12 the Bible references the story of Abraham and a conversation he had with God about be a father of many nations, when he didn't even have one physical son. The ironic thing about this story is Abraham decided to believe God over what he saw in his everyday life, and by doing so, became what he heard God say about him. The message translations says this:
"We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!”
My question for you is- What do you believe? IF, he says "Build what you want with your words, be careful not to say what you see." What words will you choose? What will you have the audacity to say? Now is the time- What will you build? It's not about you--- it's about bringing glory to "The God that sees it through".