I find it amazing that the first book of the bible is called Genesis – the book of beginnings - and that the same book opens up with the phrase “In the beginning……..” See, one of the reasons why I love God is that He just doesn’t do things haphazardly, everything He says and everything He does, is well orchestrated to fulfill a specific purpose.
Atlanta Georgia is a city that has a special place in my heart. It is three hours ahead of Los Angeles. Two cities, within the borders of the same country but separated by a three-hour difference. See, all of us in planet earth enjoy twenty-four hours of a day. Whether in Rwanda or in Cambodia, we all have sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, seven days in a week and twelve months in a year. Some start their day early, some start way much later but get this child of God, the person in Los Angeles is not by any means behind of schedule, neither is the person in Atlanta ahead of schedule of life. Like a relay race, the person on the sixth lane always looks like is ahead of the person in the first lane, but get this child of God, they all run the same distance.
When you look back at the people you were with in college, some who never looked like they had the edge to make it in life are now working good white collar jobs, some who used to come to you to help them with their assignments are the ones driving the latest cars on the streets, some of whom no girl wanted to date are now married to the most beautiful ones, some have offices on the fourteenth floor but when you look at yourself and you’re tempted to ask yourself “what’s wrong with me?” Well, here’s the good news. There’s nothing wrong with you.
See, we all without exception function under the principle of time and to each of us is allocated a time zone. The difference between “Here” and “There” is the “T” at the beginning and that “T“ represents “Time”. Sometimes the race of life seems like it has given some people a head start, but understand this, that it’s just a matter of time before you move from here to there, and God has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
Job 8:7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
So celebrate what you have now, enjoy your time zone, give thanks for the level you are at and understand that it is just your beginning. God has promised that even though you might have started small and with nothing, your end shall be great. What seems like the end of the road for you is just the beginning for God. He is the God that places people in places that no eye has seen, places that no men can fathom.
Child of God, it’s just The Genesis.