Romans 8:19-21 – « For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. »
Each of us is called to impact the world around him in one way or another, according to the divine mission entrusted to him by the Lord. We can influence our environment far beyond what we can think or imagine because we have what the world does not have: the Light! But the world is plunged into darkness … As amazing as it may be appear, and despite the resistance and other misunderstandings that we often confront, the Word of God tells us that creation awaits our revelation with an ardent desire! The earth nourishes the hidden hope of one day knowing salvation by being freed from the slavery of corruption.
This is probably explained by the fact that God inscribed within every human being the thought of eternity: « He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end». (Ecclesiastes 3.11). Creation is not conscious of its own waiting because this desire was inscribed by God in the mind of each man without his being aware of it. But the revelation of the children of God is no less expected!
This truth is very exciting because it means that as soon as I enter my divine calling, my influence makes me a doorway, an access to the Kingdom of God for people around me because in the depths of their hearts, the desire to know eternal life in Jesus Christ really exists. The time has come to impact society by broadening our sphere of influence through the various graces God has equipped us with. This refers primarily to spiritual gifts but also to talents and other special skills that we need to develop and refine so that they mature: no one savors a fruit that is not yet ripe…
God wants each of us to enter into enlargement, so we have to clearly identify the gifts and skills that we’ve received, through prayer, counselling and training, so that we can discover see how to activate them to transform people’s lives through our creativity. Consider that, being born of God, the Creator, you have received a divine inheritance from Heavenly Father: a supernatural and unlimited ability to create things that have never existed before, in a multitude of areas. In this final week of the Daniel Fast, let us pray that God would reveal to us the graces He has given us, as well as the vision of what He wants to do through our lives.