“Everybody wants to rule the world … not everyone is willing to rule their own heart.”
Watching the news this morning, there was a story about Elon Musk and his mission to arrive at planet Mars before NASA. Having recently visited the NASA Goddard facility in Maryland, I am freshly captivated by the innate desire humankind has for conquering and overcoming. From the beginning of civilization, our nature seems drawn to stretching our tent stakes, discovering new lands, and often overthrowing anyone in our way of taking a new territory for ourselves.
We are divinely designed for curiosity, and fatally flawed by delusions of grandeur.
Being created in the image of God, it is easy to understand how quickly our personal pride can keep us from achieving that which we were designed to. When we try to operate our machines (self) without referring to the owners manual (Bible), we can quickly find ourselves lost in this big old universe.
What if our desire to discover is intended to be filled in our pursuit of the mysteries of God? As a man is initially drawn to the enigma of his woman, and a woman longs to understand the heart of her man, so does intimate relationship with an eternal God present infinite opportunity for endless discovery of love, joy and true power.