Now the whole earth spoke one language and used the same words (vocabulary). And as people journeyed eastward, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and they settled there. They said one to another, “Come, let us make bricks and fire them thoroughly [in a kiln, to harden and strengthen them].” So, they used brick for stone [as building material], and they used tar (bitumen, asphalt) for mortar. They said, “Come, let us build a city for ourselves, and a tower whose top will reach into the heavens, and let us make a [famous] name for ourselves, so that we will not be scattered [into separate groups] and be dispersed over the surface of the entire earth [as the LORD instructed].” Now the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one [unified] people, and they all have the same language. This is only the beginning of what they will do [in rebellion against Me], and now no evil thing they imagine they can do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) go down and there confuse and mix up their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech. ”So, the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the surface of the entire earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore, the name of the city was Babel because there the LORD confused the language of the entire earth; and from that place the LORD scattered and dispersed them over the surface of all the earth. Gen 11:1-9
In our reading passage today, we see a classical example of what people can achieve if they make big plans; believe in their ability to achieve their goal; and organise people and resources to pursue the achievement of the set objectives. Unity is often singled out from this passage as the strong virtue that can be emulated. But there are other milestones that will challenge the imagination of any discerning observer. For instance, the mere size of the project they set out to achieve beats the imagination of any normal mind. Again, the organisational ability that made them rally the entire city together and sell the idea of building the magnificent tower that would reach heaven is not a mean job. The commitment of the people in supplying the needed materials and availing their labour for the building of the tower is again beyond the ordinary.
All these go to show that there is nothing too difficult or impossible for you to achieve if you are really determined to attain that goal within God’s will. The builders of the Tower of Babel embarked on the project outside God’s will; but they made amazing progress until God intervened and scattered them. Because you have been praying, your projects will be in the will of God. Make sure that the goals you set are big enough for you to require God’s help to attain them. On the other hand, make sure that your goals are not frivolous or mere wishful thinking. Set goals that are SMART – Specific; Measurable; Achievable; Result-Focused; and Time-Bound and the Holy Spirit who is your helper will help you bring it to fruition.
I function with the resources and capabilities of God. Nothing shall be impossible to me.
Father thank you for the great treasures you have deposited in this my earthen vessel. I call every treasure hidden in this earthen vessel of my body to come forth into manifestation. I ask that the spirit of creativity will come upon me and spread among brethren in the body of Christ, Amen!