“There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Hebrews 4:9-11 (KJV)
Our labour as God’s people is not the labour to get. If so, then we got it backwards. If you are labouring for what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, shelter over your head, money in your pocket, how to get healed, how to get a spouse, and how to be pregnant; you’ve got it backwards. The impression you are giving right away is that God is in trouble. But the last time I checked, when God finished His work, the bible says He rested. That is what Genesis chapters 1 and 2 reveal. He rested, and since then, He has continued to rest.
God rested, not that He was tired, but because He finished the work. Nothing was remaining that needed to be done. He finished everything. You will find out by the law of first mention that God’s intention for us His children is to rest. It was after God had completed His work that He introduced man. Man was not introduced until God finished.
The book of Genesis1:26-27 says: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” And in the book of Genesis 1:28: “…God blessed them…” What does that mean? It means empowered to succeed, empowered to make it in life, and empowered to overcome.
So, because you are empowered, naturally you will be fruitful, you will multiply, you will replenish the earth, you will subdue the earth, and you will have dominion. How did it come? It came by empowerment and not by struggle or self-efforts. You must learn to enter your rest by believing in what Jesus did for you.
Further reading: Genesis 1:26-31; Hebrews 4:1-16
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 48-49; Evening- Hebrews 7