Only God: Why People are Our Helpers, not our Savior.

“The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Genesis 2:18

We all know the story, in the beginning, when God created Adam, he gave him dominion over all things. But today I wanted to discuss a new revelation that the Lord gave me while going over this chapter of Genesis.

A revelation that was kinda rude, but – being the amazing God that he is – was something that I needed nonetheless.

Anyways, let’s get to the point.


God is the literal source of Adam’s life. He breathed his breath into Adams lungs and formed his outer-most being from the dust of the earth.

We see in vv. 5-7 that God created man to tend to the earth.

Keep this in mind, God, the Creator of man, placed a man on earth to play a part in his creation story – tending to the garden and having dominion over the creatures of the earth.

Adam was not God, he served as a helper for God’s purposes.


Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:8-9

As we see, God was not merely the Creator of Adam, He also provided for Adam in every way.

He blessed him with;

• purpose

• structure

• pleasure

• beauty

• work

  • safety

• communion with Himself.

The list goes on and on.

The Lord gave Adam everything, yet there was one thing he forbid him from having.


And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

Genesis 2:16-18

Out of everything that the Lord gave to Adam, he commanded one thing –

One thing!

You can have everything in all of creation, yet don’t eat from this one tree, or you will die.

…and Adam disobeyed.

I don’t get it

Where did Adam go wrong?

Welp, let’s bring in the woman…

Merely one verse following, God begins the process of giving Adam a “helper”.

In vv. 19-20, we see that God notices Adam getting a bit bored and lonely so he tries to fill the longings by giving Adam busywork – naming the animals of the earth.

This supplies Adam not only with purpose, but companionship. Kinda.

Was he satisfied?

No.

So God, knowing the human ego, made a woman in the image of man to fulfill his human desires – vv. 21-22.

When I tell you that Adam was hype-

He was hype.

My guy started to rejoice, talking about –

“This is now bone of my bones

and flesh of my flesh;

she shall be called ‘woman,’

for she was taken out of man.”

Genesis 2:23

Either Eve was ignorantly beautiful or Adam was ignorantly lonely.

Fast forward to chapter 3 and all hell breaks loose…literally.

Eve is in the garden, butt naked, living her best life, looking for a juicy strawberry or mango to eat.

Yum.

Out of nowhere, this random serpent slithers up trying to corrupt our girl into eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

(Obvious paraphrase)

Eve is like, “Nope, I was told about that tree, I’m not about to touch it”.

He said, “are you sureeeeeeee?

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

Genesis 3:1

Eves poor unfortunate soul tries to use what wisdom she had to remember what the Lord had commanded…

Now let’s stop for a moment.

It’s extremely important to point out that if we go back to Genesis 2, we see that God commanded Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil lest he die.

But wait…

God gave this command to Adam before Eve was created.

Eve wasn’t even around when this rule was put in place.

Back then there was no Bible nor was there pen and pencil or Twitter to mark this down.

Odds are, Eve received this knowledge through Word of mouth, i.e. her man, Adam.

Not only this, but we have no clue how much time went by from the moment Adam was created to the time that God gave him this command.

Better yet, we don’t know the time gap between when Eve heard these words from Adam to the point that the serpent was trying to tempt her.

Point is, Eve wasn’t the one who received the command, Adam was and he wasn’t with her.

Her helper wasn’t with her and she fell into the traps of the devil.

Eve took her little strawberry, skipped over, and handed it to Adam.

I bet he was so quick to grab it out of her mouth and grub down on it with her, but the thing is –

He sat in the presence of God.

He received the command.

He had dominion over all of creation, including Eve.

So what happened?

He put Eve in his God spot.

Theory has it that Adam either;

  1. Was so caught up in the gifts of God, that he forgot to obey the voice of the One who created him. Or –
  2. He loved Eve so much that that when he had saw she ate the fruit, knowing that she was going to die, he chose to die with her rather than to obey God.

His helper took the space of his Creator.

As I constantly long for my future husband, God always reminds me of one thing;

That He’s teaching me how to fall in love with Him, rely on Him, obey Him, be content in Him, find my peace, strength and joy in Him.

He’s asking me to ensure that nobody will fill the God spot within my heart.

He’s reminding me that when he sends me a husband, he will be my helper, not my Savior.

In this, the Lord has given me the revelation that he blesses us with people to be our helper, not our God.

They can help add love to our lives, they can’t be the source of it.

They can help bring joy into our spirits, but they cannot keep it there.

They can help in providing for our needs, but they are not the source of it.

They can help in being our shoulder to cry on, they cannot heal us.

They can help to make us feel worthy and loved, but they cannot heal the insecurity that lies within.

The moment we put humans in our God spot, is the moment that destruction happens.

We forget about God‘s faithfulness.

His provision.

His love.

His companionship.

His commands and promises.

The moment we forget about God, is the exact moment that the enemy steps in to kill, steal, and destroy.

I’m going to be honest with you guys, I’m afraid that my childhood trauma and unmet needs could one day put me in the same position as Adam if I do not let God get to the root of them.

No matter how much of my life I dedicate to God. No matter how much I love him. No matter how much I declare with my lips that He is my Savior, my Provider, my God...

I know there is still a wounded little girl within me that wants a physical man to come and be all the things that God should be.

You want to know the beautiful thing about that?

God knows too.

I don’t want to be like Adam. Desperately longing for a love outside of God. Because the more that I desire the love of man more than the love of God, I will be in the same place Adam was, putting this person in my God spot; forgetting the intimacy, the provision, the protection, the friendship, the healing that God has given me my whole life.

God is saving me from this by telling me to wait.

This may be the same for you.

If we don’t hold on to the eternal God, like Adam, we will end up losing ourselves to the fear of being rejected by finite human beings.

My love, let me give you this one take away:

There is no human being in all of creation that knows you, loves you, and fulfills you the way God does.

Only God formed both your inner and outer being. Only God breathes every breath you breathe. Only God knows your every thought. Only God knows your wounds. Only God understands the reasons to your behavior. Only God could give you confidence. Only God can meet your needs. Only God will never leave you.

Nobody else.

Only God.


God bless and bless God.

xoxo, Tiana.


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