“Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old he became the father of Arphaxad. After the birth of Arphaxad, Shem lived another 500 years and had other sons and daughters. When Arphaxad was 35 years old, he became the father of Shelah…he lived another 403 years….When Shelah was 30 years old, he became the father of Eber, he lived another 403 years….When Eber was 34 years old, he became the father of Peleg, he lived another 430 years…Gen 11:10-16”
This is one of the ‘boring’ portions of the Bible, very uninteresting and we always skim over parts like this to move on to more intriguing stories or to promises. Interestingly, what is key to note here is that all these men being mentioned were mentioned and noticed when they started having children. We were not told anything about their lives before the arrival of children, as far as the Kingdom is concerned, their lives did not start till they started having children.
Our lives do not start until we start having children to show for it. And here, it is not physical children, God is referring to spiritual children, He is referring to our seeds. It is the seeds we sow, that grow to live on after us. That’s what becomes our legacy. We really don’t start living until we start working on that legacy. Right now, it might seem that those things we are chasing are the important things, but the question we need to ask ourselves is that, will those things live on after us? Will we be remembered for those things? There is a need to reassess and evaluate our position.
So stop dilly-dallying, start that project you keep pushing ahead, stop procrastinating, get some fresh ideas and don’t just get ideas, turn them to reality. Until we do that, we actually have not started living as far as God is concerned. I’m gonna leave us with a quote by an amazing lady
Being intimate with God is our purpose in life. God did not create Adam to tend the garden but to have fellowship with Him, we are human beings not human doing
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