2012 – Stepping Into Your Season of Destiny and Dreams!

All of us have Seasons of Destiny in life We have dreams and visions of what we would like to do and become for God while here on this earth. Some of you are walking in your Season of Destiny right now. You are exactly where God wants you to be…in the center of His will and purposes doing exactly what you were destined to do and to be. But others may say, “I don’t know what my Destiny really is and I don’t know how to recognize it.” God has always had a purpose for you…even before you were born. In Jeremiah 1:5, God’s Word states, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” You have to always maintain your Faith to believe that God is “working ALL things for good to those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28-30). When you seek God first and commit your destiny and dreams to Him, His plans will unfold one step at a time. Learning to rest in Christ and leaning not on your own understanding will surely bring a lot of peace and resolve to your heart, mind and spirit. In God’s timing, your Destiny, Dreams and Desires will unfold if you maintain a tender, humble heart with a teachable spirit toward Him. I’ve learned to pay close attention to the “stirring in my heart.” If it’s in agreement with scripture, that’s where I know I can find God.

A “Season of Destiny” is God’s purpose for you while you are in a particular season of your life. Every season has a destiny connected with it. Your destiny unfolds along each journey of life. Your “Total” destiny is the combination of ALL the Seasons of Life you’ve gone through. It includes the people you’ve influenced and others that have influenced you. At different stages of life is God’s unfolding of your destiny for that season. Whether you’re a young adult, a single parent, a married couple with children or a grandparent, be faithful over the season you’re in now. Discover God’s purposes for that season, step into your dreams and walk in His purpose. That is where you will receive your fulfillment and begin to bear fruit for the Lord.

However, Seasons change! When you are sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life and situations, it will be like a barometer that lets you know if your season is changing or not. Everyone needs keen sensitivity in life whether it is in relationships, family, career, ministry, health or emotional needs.  We become better Christians from experiences we encounter along life’s journey. Always remember that if God is pressing you, it builds character! When life’s situations begin to change around you, it may be an indication that God is at work in your Destiny.

2012 is a New Year and a New Beginning! God is calling each of us this year to step into the dreams, callings and desires that He has given us. Your Season of Destiny means that you are making a difference right where you are now. Look around and see where you’re planted at this time in your life. It’s time to gird up with Faith and a knowing in your heart to understand that God indeed has a plan and purpose for your life.  As you become sensitive to the Holy Spirit, He will daily lead and direct your life’s journey.

“Happy New Year” Everyone! May God’s richest blessings be your portion with a brand new beginning and purpose-filled destiny like no other. I’m praying that you will begin to find favor where you work, live and worship. My prayer for you is that God will open doors and allow your dreams and purposes to become a reality as you Step into your Season of Destiny in 2012!

Sheila Rhodes

About Sheila Rhodes

The greatest destiny and purpose for me is serving God with ALL my heart, soul and being! My personal relationship with the Lord brings such LIFE as He speaks to me, opens doors of ministry opportunities, and gives me insight into the hearts of others who need a word of encouragement spoken just at the right time.
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10 Responses to 2012 – Stepping Into Your Season of Destiny and Dreams!

  1. brenda says:

    Sheila and Dan,

    I hadn’t heard your voices since 2003 when you came down to Cristo Reina in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Back then you were a blessing as you ministered to marriages through your teaching, and today, about 9 years later, you are still a blessing!! Thank you for taking the time to allow me to catch up with you at least a little of the amazing things God has done in my life since then. I continue to press on, even throughout the pain of my current circumstances. Thank you for directing me to this site. This message definitely confirmed several things God has been telling me especially over the past couple of months. I was also touched to see you had quoted Jeremiah 1 since it was the chapter God used to call me back in 1990 when I was 17 years old!. Thank you for praying for me over the phone. I appreciate your prayers as my divorce trial approaches in Feb 14, 2012. I know God has called me and I believe that no matter how dim the circumstances look, this shift in my life is only getting me closer to my God-given destiny and to fulfilling my position in the kingdom. Joseph’s life seemed worse with time, but each one of these dark places was only taking him closer to the fulfillment of the God-given dreams he’d had since he was very young. I praise Him for His perfect plans and I anticipate the accomplishment of His will in my life.

    Blessings, Brenda (from Puerto Rico, but currently in Orlando)

    • Sheila says:

      Good Morning Brenda From Atlanta! :-)

      Hearing your voice yesterday over the phone as you shared with both Dan and me about the miraculous workings of God over the past several years in your life was almost breathtaking. When the Lord speaks so specifically into someone’s life as he has spoken to you …there’s just no denying that God is keenly aware of you and your future. What comfort, hope and encouragement that always brings.

      Hardships in life have a way of bringing someone closer to God and that is what is happening with you. Keep your focus on the Lord throughout the challenges ahead with a heart knowing that God is walking right with you through these difficult times. He will NEVER leave you Brenda! You have much to accomplish in life for HIM and the Lord knows what your future and destiny is unfolding to be and become.

      Continue to draw closer to God and He will draw closer to you and will reveal to you His plans for your life, family and ministry. Keep the Faith my friend! Treasure the Spirit Words (prophetic words) you’ve been given over the years because those prophetic words were all saying the same thing. That’s confirmation of God’s kind intentions for your life. AND lastly…I would encourage you to write down in a journal or on your computer have a file for what God has done in your life up to this point. If you journal this, you will be absolutely astounded as to where God has brought you from to where He has you now. He has a GREAT future and destiny for you…He will unfold it in the months ahead so that you can truly see it more clearly. I love you and appreciate deeply your correspondence here. Continue to be blessed by the blog and come for visits when you can. God Bless You!

  2. Steve says:

    Ah Mrs Sheila! Good Word! As you well know this is where Robin and I step next, right into our Season of Destiny. We are so grateful for the stirrings in our heart and the multiple words of confirmation. We know that one season is at the very end and another, our Season of Destiny is now opening wide. The Lord remains Good, His Word remains Truth, and it will all unfold as He wills. We are claiming 2012 as our year and the beginning of the fullness of our dreams and callings and desires. Thanks so much for putting our this post, it speaks deeply to where we are and more importantly, to where the Lord is calling us!

    Steve

    • Sheila says:

      Pastor Steve…just don’t know what to say other than…”WOW!” :-)

      Dan and I both are sincerly excited about 2012 and ALL God has ahead for you and Robin. ONLY HE could orchestrate the exciting things that lie ahead for you and your family. I love that God can not be “boxed in” and that He can change situations at any given time to lead and direct us in our walk and destiny with Him. Exciting times ahead and excited that we will get to be a part of this journey in life with the two of you!

      Much Love…Sheila

  3. Deacon Russell says:

    Wow!

    Thank you … I needed to hear this word at this moment!
    I navigated here from Pastor Dans 2012 teaching (which is rich as always).
    I believe this year is a year of fulfilled purpose, dreams. and ministry.
    Thank you for reminding me that God is the conductor and I am His instrument!

    Luv you guys. … Deacon Russell from Willoughby, Ohio

  4. Russell says:

    Wow!

    I needed to hear this Word at this moment!
    I navigated here from Pastor Dan’s 2012 teaching (which was rich as always).
    I believe that this year is one of fulfilled promises, purpose and ministry.
    Thank you for the encouraging Word; it made me remember that God is the conductor and I am His instrument … you guys are always such a blessing … Thank YOU!

    Luv you guys … Deacon Russell in Willoughby, Ohio

    • Sheila says:

      Deacon Russ, “Happy New Year” Dear Friend! :-)

      Isn’t it absolutely WONDERFUL when God sends a Word at the exact time it is needed in our lives? So thrilled to read that is what He has done for you through this posting. Thank you for letting both of us know (once again) that what we write and speak is blessing you and others. That makes it all worth while. We would be nothing if it wasn’t for God working through us…we’re only His instruments in this life. You have such a deep hunger for the Lord and things of the Spirit. We’re excited about hearing what God will be doing in your life in 2012..fulfilled promises, purpose and ministry.

      You have always held a special place in our heart.
      Love…Sheila

  5. Simply Veronica says:

    AWESOME!

    • Sheila says:

      Thank You First Lady for coming for a little visit to the blog site!
      This NEW YEAR is a NEW SEASON in God to move forward and not to fade away as we “Step Into Our Dreams, Visions and Destiny” that God is making known to us! Be Bold, Be Courageous and Don’t Back Down! I love you!

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