The airplane came to being today due to two brothers’ dogged efforts and wild imagination even when others doubted anything like that could happen. Thomas Edison never gave up even when his invention failed 99 times, today we have light bulbs.
As much as we call them inventions, I call them creations. An invention is something invented as a product of the imagination (image-nation) or ideas. Have you ever read the book of Genesis and imagined God saying, “let there be airplanes, let there be skyscrapers, let there be automobiles of every kind, let there be phones of every brand, let submarines appear in the waters, let there be factories to produce all kinds of wears” etc. I could go on and on, but same way I would never finish due to the numerous inventions/creations we have today, the book of Genesis would have simply being all about creation and might have a hundred chapters. And when God had created everything we have seen today and those yet to be invented in later years. What next? What would man exist to do? Man would be leaving far below his potentials because man is a creator also. The Bible records God created man in His own IMAGE and LIKENESS.
And so when God had created the heavens and the earth, the waters, vegetation, animals. He simply created raw materials for His co-creator to get busy. The fact that God didn’t create everything we see today in the beginning didn’t mean He didn’t have the ideas then or He didn’t imagine them. But that you and I might participate in creation, He rested. Why do you think the creation groans and travails? (Romans 8:22). Something’s missing in creation, your part of creation is missing. Everything visible today was at some point invisible and only existed in someone’s mind. The earth was without form and void but God saw differently and spoke what He saw. There’s power in imagination. Do you know the first and only time God came down to the earth was when the children of God tried to build the tower of Babel. God himself told the trinity lets go down and do something about these guys, for nothing will be restrained from them, which they have IMAGINED to do. Genesis 11:6. It starts with an imagination and then becomes an idea which eventually transforms into an invention. We always ought to THINK BIG. What man is capable of doing is limitless. God can do exceeding abundantly above all that we THINK. Ephesians 3:20.
In other news, God didn’t end creation on the 6th day like we think, He started it! And now we are supposed to maximize our minds, think big, get mind blowing ideas. I never doubt anything I hear or see because I know man has a limitless possibility. Ideas have always ruled the world. From Asa Candler’s idea of coca cola to Walt Disney’s idea of cartoons. Today, places where the gospel hasn’t reached, coke has been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. If you have a mind then you are powerful because really and truly nothing will be restrained from you whenever you IMAGINE. Do you remember when you were a child and imagined you were superman and jumped from anywhere, or when you closed your eyes and imagined you had disappeared? All that’s to be created hasn’t been created just so you think it has.
You will not live forever but your ideas would far outlive you. Rather than seek ephemeral things, seek ideas. Join the creation movement. Participate in The creation, season 2.