02drown27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
(Genesis 1:27-28)

I was reading this morning and thinking about God’s original design for man. What was God’s original intention for man when He created them and placed them on this earth? After all, God created  them in His image and after His likeness, therefore, what does “His likeness” look like? Is there something in scripture that helps me chart my course and gives me some type of measuring grid. I’ve always been about evaluation, progress, course correction, and just making sure I was moving in a direction in my life that had forward motion. Unsurprisingly, there it was in Genesis.

God has given us 4 things that we can measure ourselves with. The question to ask is this: Am I reflecting Gods image in my life? When I inspect the harvest in my life, what do I see? Does it match God’s original design?

If our Creator asked His creation to accomplish a certain task, then He also placed within them the ability to get it done. We have what it takes cause God’s Design has placed this within us. Believe it. Yield your heart to it and begin walking in it!

8 Then God blessed them, and God said to them,

  1. “Be fruitful  – h6509. פָּרָה p̱ârâ

    • to cause to bear fruit, to make fruitful, to show fruitfulness, to grow or increase.
  2. and multiply;- h7235. רָבָה râḇâ 
    • to increase in whatever respect; to enlarge; to have more in number; to become many or be numerous, greater, abundance.
  3. fill the earth- h4390. מָלֵא mâlê

    • to satisfy, accomplish, complete, and confirm; to be full of; to be at an end, furnish, replenish and satisfy.
  4. and subdue h3533. כָּבַשׁ ḵâḇaš

    • to tread down, conquer, subjugate, keep under or bring into subjection; to make subservient.


  1. Being Fruitful – Am I growing?
  2. Experiencing Multiplication – Am I increasing?
  3. Filling Earth – Am I a Resource for others and myself?
  4. Subduing the Earth – Am I in Control of my Appetites?