And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
– Genesis 11:1-9
In our reading passage today, we see a classic example of what people can achieve if they make big plans; believe in their ability to achieve their goal; organize 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 organizational 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 labor 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. 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-Focussed; and Time-Bound.
- Call every treasure hidden in the earthen vessel of your body to come forth into manifestation.
- Ask that the spirit of creativity will come upon you and spread among brethren in the body of Christ.
CONFESSION: I function with the resources and capabilities of God. Nothing shall be impossible to me.