As I read about Eve, I was blessed to see how God can use us even in our brokenness. God can still bring forth goodness out from us even when we have made bad choices.
In Genesis 2:18-22 we read:
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So, the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam no suitable helper was found.So, the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[c] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
God saw that it was not good for man to be alone. Here we see a problem that presented itself, and the Lord created Eve to fill a void for Adam that nothing that had been created could fill. She was created as the solution for the problem. She was created for a purpose.
Daughter of God, you have been created with a purpose. God knows every day of your life. He knows everyone you will encounter. These people you encounter may be going through a problem, but you have been created and positioned for such a time to fill a void in someone that only you can fill. Step into purpose!
As we continue to read in Genesis, we see that Eve, God’s creation without blemish, falls into temptation and takes from the forbidden fruit and sin enters the world. Oh, poor Eve! My heart goes out to her. I have been there, as many of us have, where I made a bad choice. I knew better, but still made the choice that did not align to God’s will for me. In that moment you feel ashamed and unworthy of God’s forgiveness and mercy. Then it seems as if all those that supported you at one point, reject you. The one who once said, “You are bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh” now says, “It was the woman you put here with me”. My heart breaks for Eve. Oh, but the Lord is merciful and full of grace.
In Genesis 3:15 the Lord says to the serpent:
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
No, the Lord did not destroy the human race. Instead, He cursed the serpent and from Eve he would bring forth the offspring they would crush his head!
In Genesis 3:16 the Lord says the Eve:
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
Yes, there were consequences for the choice Eve made, but the Lord would still bring forth life from Eve.
What a beautiful message the Lord revealed to me as I read about Eve. We all fall short of the glory of God, but in God’s hands He can still bring out goodness out of us. We can still bring life into others that are struggling. There is no mistake or bad choice so big that the Lord cannot make work together for your good. There may be consequences we may have to walk through, BUT GOD will still use us for His glory and bring life giving fruit into his Kingdom. When we allow the Lord to work in us, then we begin to align our lives with his will. When we align to His will, we step into purpose. Do not feel discouraged if you have stumbled. Run to the Lord and let him heal you, restore you, and redeem you! Arise and Step into your purpose.