"The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth He has given to the children of men." (Psalm 115:16)
If you owned a house and leased it to someone, it would remain yours; nonetheless, for the period of the lease, you can’t manage or run the house. The lessee exercises authority over the property and runs it according to the terms of the lease agreement.
In the same way, God has given man this world to run, and for the time being, He can’t run the world. The time will come for Him to run the world but until then, you and I have the divine responsibility to run the world for Jesus Christ, and He’ll hold us accountable for how we ran our world.
Many, including some Christians, analyze the events and happenings in the world and wonder why God isn’t “doing” anything to right the wrongs. Well, if you’re waiting on God to do something, you’re making a mistake. He needs you. He doesn’t, and wouldn’t do anything without you, until the lease runs out, and a new earth takes its place. However, until then, the responsibility is ours to dominate and rule this world in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Look at it this way: God wants the whole world saved, and sent Jesus to give His life for man’s salvation, yet He tells us to pray and intercede for the lost. Why does He want us to pray for them? Why doesn’t He just make their already legal salvation a vital experience? It’s because He needs the right to take action on man’s behalf; so, He charged us to pray.
Take your place as a joint-heir with Christ and fulfill your purpose here on earth.
"For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."
The Father looks to us to deliver His creation from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.
Dear Father, I'm Your seed, prolonging Your days in the Earth. Thank You for Your power at work in me, and Your glory revealed through me. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I fulfill my divine responsibility of bringing men and women into their inheritance in Christ, through the Gospel, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Further Study: Isaiah 53:10; Philippians 2:13; Psalm 115:15-16