Think about your life for a minute. Who are you today? Where did you come from? How will your life end? Before time began, there was a divine plan for you. Before your mother and father met, you were already formed. The condition and situation you are in right now, does not take God by surprise. Everything you are, everything you own today, was known, before time began. You might be surprised, but before time began, divine purpose knew everything, everything, about you. The question is, how much do you know about yourself?
Wait, take a deep breath, don’t be too quick to respond or answer. Don’t be hasty. What do you really know about yourself? Who are you? Hmmm…, you might think and assume you know, but I politely challenge you, I don’t think you do, not if you are being honest with yourself. But I can assure you that before time began, the divine purpose in you knew and still knows the plans of its creator and your creator. It has known before time began, before you came out of your father, and were formed in your mother’s womb, even before she delivered you and you had your first cry announcing your arrival. Before time began, divine purpose knew you had to be born and sent to this world.
Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” ~Isaiah 43:7 (ESV)
When you look into the mirror of your mind and heart, what reflects back at you? Most likely the image of the version of yourself that you and the people and things that have influenced your life. But I fearlessly and with conviction submit to you, that there is another you, formed before time began, and that purpose that keeps nudging you, that voice, that keeps reminding you, was created with you and in you before time began. It knows and is aware of the truth, that God incubated you in Him, with all His power, glory and majesty. You are divine royalty, the image of God, carrying His magnificence and His light. How long do you think you can hide for? Before time began, you were created for a reason, fulfill it. You have everything it takes, it was all there, before time began.
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. ~Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)
Like it or not, accept it or not, yield to it or not, we have a heavenly Father who knows us by name as well as by nature, because He formed, created and master crafted us into being. We all came out in different color, shapes and sizes, but what is the same is that our Father breathed His life into us, and He built each of us with divine purpose. What is not different, and will remain the same is that He looks upon each of us as His children who carry His divine light, to show forth His glory and power. The true problem is that we don’t accept, acknowledge and function in His good intentions and the way He sees us. Before time began He built us for a glorious future.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.~Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)
God, our Father in Heaven, has known us before time began. He created us to walk as princes, as gods on this Earth. We have turned away from that, we have forgotten, ignorantly or deliberately, gone our own way and chosen our own paths, and we, the world and creation is suffering because we have refused to yield our journey on Earth to our Father and His divine purpose in us. Hard truth, tough realization, nevertheless, it is the truth. We are supposed to live, and move and have our being in Him and only Him.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. ~Genesis 1:27 (ESV)
For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ ~Acts 17:18 (NLT)
Think about it, picture this, at least try to, don’t just brush it off. Before time began you were formed by Divinity, not simply flesh and blood as you see it or have been taught. Do you get that? Stay with that thought for a minute, think about nothing else, and see what happens to your mind and heart, with just this thought, “I was formed before time began, by God, in His image, to walk this Earth as a prince, as a god.” If only in all our getting we will get understanding and wisdom. We would be the better for it. We, our families, friends, colleagues, communities, neighborhoods and the world as a whole, would be the better for it. The whole Earth is waiting for us to be gods.
But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. ~Exodus 9:16 (ESV)
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. ~Romans 8:19 (NIV)
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field...~Psalm 8:3-8 (ESV)
Before time began, there was a plan in place, specifically and masterfully planned out, for just you and for just me, and for how we will uniquely and collectively, influence and impact our world, as gods. Will we take dominion over the Earth as gods and rule? Will we yield to that plan? Will we open up to it’s wisdom, guidance and love? Who do we want to live as? Who do we want to die as? What do we see? What do we understand? What plan and agenda will we follow and manifest? What we fill our minds with is what we will manifest. I would love to be a god on this Earth, but according to God’s plans and purpose for my life. I pray that I reach that level of manifestation. I always wonder what it would be like to live life every day in the full realization and manifestation of being a child of the Most High. It’s one thing knowing that it is possible, it’s another thing living and walking in the reality of it.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~Proverbs 1:7 (ESV)
I say, ‘You are gods; you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.” Psalm 82:6-7 (NLT)
God’s purpose in us knows who we are and whose we are, trouble is, we don’t. I don’t want to die like a fool, do you? There is only one way to find out. Come to Jesus. It’s as simple as that. if you want to walk as a god on this Earth, if you want to walk in the understanding of your true image and form, come to the One who created you and who died for you so that you can walk on this Earth as a god, as was the plan, and still is the plan, before time began. We cannot escape it. We can accept it and walk in His unlimited glory, or we can deny it and walk in our own limited philosophies. Which do you think will benefit us the most? I plan on discovering God’s plan for me before time began, for my life. I believe there is one, for all of us. Will you find out for yourself, His plan before time began, for you?
Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. ~2 Timothy 1:9 (NKJV)
What a magnificent plan, His divine plan for us, before time began.