When The Best Comes Last: Looking at the creation as written in the book of Genesis Chapter 1. It indicates that man, being the most important and most significant of God’s creation, was the last of His creation.
Genesis 1:26-31, God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the fowl of the air, the cattle, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
God made man in his own image, male and female. He blessed them and said to them. Be fruitful, multiply, replenish, and subdue the earth and all that is in it.
God made the earth uniquely suited to sustain the lives of all His creation. He also gave man all that he needed to be comprehensive and complete on earth and to enjoy life in its fullness.
He lovingly prepared the earth to be a beautiful and wonderful home for humankind. After the creation of man on the sixth day, on the seventh day, God then rested from His work.
Making man the last of His creation. What a great and miraculous God He is to have kept His own image last.
The truth about life is that being the first now may not always mean being the most important. Or being the last may not always mean that you are the least important.
Luke 13:30 And I tell you that some that are now last will then come first, and some who are first now will then be last. Matthew 19:30 But many who are now first will be last, and many who are now last will be first.
However, the standard of God’s rewards in His kingdom is not to be measured or determined by the time, at which anyone may have entered into fellowship with Him.
It is not even by seniority of members that is to be the standard of God’s reward at the setting up of the coming kingdom. But by the righteous, godly, and genuine relationship you have with Him.
This also applied to our day to day living. As many who are the last child of their families have consequently, believed and concluded themselves to be the least among others.
You are simply making yourself less, than what God has made you to be. Joseph was the 11th of 12 brothers almost the last. He was written off by his brothers who saw him as a treat.
They conspired against him and sold him out to the Egyptians just to destroy his destiny. But God was not at sleep, for, He knows the best road for His people even in the wilderness.
At the end of all the drama, Joseph became a father to them all. As written in Genesis 50:18, which says that his brethren went and fell down before his face, saying, Behold, we are your servants.
In verse 20-21 Joseph responded by saying. Fear not, though your thought toward me was evil. But God meant it good to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people from starvation.
What about David? Who was also the last born in the house of Jesse? He was sent to the bush to take care of the flocks, while his elder brothers were at home enjoying.
Because, to them, nothing good can come out of David. When Samuel came to anoint a king in the family, even the father presented only David’s elder brothers as his only children.
It was only when Samuel asked him if they are all his children, that he remembered him. Jesse’s response to Samuel is a clear indication that they have already written him off.
There are many children who were born last in their families that are presently graced with the gift of becoming the light that every other member of their families looks up to for their success.
David was written off by his family, he later became the deliverer of the nation of Israel. People might have written you off, they might have said it to your face that you will never become anything in life.
Never you mind them, for your destiny is not in their hands. But in the hand of God almighty who has the final say over your life and to every circumstance.
Job 9-12, says if He takes away, who can prevent or stop Him? Who dares to ask Him, What are You doing, or why did you?
Therefore, drop every faulty and negative thought you have now about yourself. And begin to believe in yourself that you will make it.
No, matter the situation you are in right now, no matter how difficult and painful life has been to you. Just believe that God in His mighty is bigger than those situations.
Furthermore, understand that God most times reserves the best for the last. When men have tried their best, and exhausted all their experiences, skills, techniques, and failed.
Then He will show up and intervene in that particular situation to demonstrate his supremacy. So, know that the situation you are passing through now is not your end. But the beginning of your journey to your destiny.
John 2:1-10 recorded that at the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee. Jesus waited for the wine to finish before performing His miracle. When all hope is gone, He stepped in and restored hope.
That is whom God is, though our ignorance and inability to know Him have cost us His presence. He, has, therefore, steps aside and has allowed us to exhaust our expertise and abilities.
We have relegated Him to the corner, that even when He wants to assist us in our difficulties. He will not see the road to come in, because sin has blocked the way.
God is calling on all of us to come back to Him. Yes, you can have the best towards the end! If only you make Him your mighty tower where you can run to anytime, any day, and you will be saved.
Therefore, whatever position life might have kept you right now, don’t discount or discredit yourself. Rather, work towards achieving your God giving destiny, for it is not over until God says so.
The simple truth is whether you arrive now or later, what is important is that you manifest at your appointed time. Because God has an appointed time for everyone He created on this earth.