I just came from a bad interview when I got inspired to write this post. I was sick when I went in for the interview, my head was throbbing badly but I couldn’t ask the interviewer to reschedule. To make things worst, there was a short notice of change of venue. The interview didn’t went as I expected, but the interviewers are nice people and I have nothing against them. But of course I felt sad, because in my heart, I wanted that post. I decided to go for a walk, and I stopped when I got reminded of what I saw that morning, of what I wrote in my bible few years back. At the top of the page where Genesis 1 is, I wrote that “God does not give up”. And in that moment, God spoke to me that I should not give up on myself. I was compelled to sit down and wrote down my thoughts as I see how God is mighty and faithful in my life by meditating His goodness in the midst of appreciating the dusky skyline.
I like how the Bible started everything – it started with a very strong statement what a powerful and great our God is. The very first verse in the Bible, exudes the very nature of God as Someone powerful and supreme – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.
We are all too familiar with this verse – who isn’t? And what’s more exciting, is when we jump to the next verse.
“The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.”
GENESIS 1:2 AMP
In the first part of the verse, the earth was described as something that was formless, a void, a waste where nothing but emptiness and darkness. At one point of our life, we are the very description of the earth. We were once formless, a waste – full of void.
There maybe times, when we think that we have messed up so much, that we are on the verge of losing control of things or people around us. Worse, we are at the point, we think that nothing good will come out of us, because society dictates it due to our colour, ethnicity; or our career is not soaring to the roof just like your peers. Or perhaps, we think nobody likes us because we are not in a perfect relationship.
But rejoice, that verse didn’t end in a hopeless situation. The good part came.
“The Spirit of God was moving over the face of waters.”
Isn’t it amazing, that amidst the darkness and chaos of our lives, the Spirit of the Lord is there? The Spirit of God was patiently waiting – waiting to recreate; He neither stop moving nor give up on us. Just like the story of the beginning where the Spirit of the Lord works on the creation, He wanted to work on us as well – to be full in form again, to fill all the voids we have in our lives and to be used for His glory.
The Lord is just waiting for us – to allow Him to work in our lives – and once we invite Him – He is ready to create a new us; for it was written that if anyone is in Christ – he is a new creation, reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 5:17). As what our pastor always says, “God is going to fix first your heart and everything else will follow”. God does not give up on us, and so we should be – we should not give up on ourselves. Allow God to fix our hearts and everything else will follow.