Secrets and Clues to Discovering Your Destiny
Earlier this year I was honored to be invited to speak at Kelly Greer’s “Destiny Bound” Ladies Retreat. The title of my message was“DESTINY REVEALED…Secrets and clues to Discovering Your Destiny.”The following is a brief summary of the message I brought to women who came with hungry hearts and open spirits.
Scriptural Theme: Deuteronomy 29:29 “ The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.” There are some things revealed to you in life. One of these things I’d like to share with you is YOUR DESTINY!
The “PROMISE” of Destiny reveals why you were created. Since your destiny comes from God who created you, your destiny cannot be separated from whom God wants you to be and what He wants you to do for HIM during your lifetime. “God knew you BEFORE you were born and ‘Destined’ you to do good things for Him”…and He wants to REVEAL that Destiny to you (Romans 8:29; Ephesians 2:10). However, there are some requirements in discovering your destiny.
First, you must “Walk with God,” which requires that you accept His Son as your personal Savior. He has good intentions for you, just like a good parent has for his or her children. A good parent recognizes natural gifts in their child and guides the child towards the fulfillment of that gift or talent, often through providing an education. A good parent encourages a child even when they fail and points them towards the bigger picture. But God is BETTER than a human parent and has infinite power to make these things happen for you.
“Walking with God” means reading His Letter written to you. His Letter is His Word…the Bible. The more you read His letter, the more you’ll know who He is. You will be amazed at how much the Lord desires to speak to you about your life and future through His Word.
“Walking with God” also means finding a church home where you can be spiritually fed and fellowship with other believers in times of joy as well as times of sorrow. God always provides the missing ingredients and provisions you need through a Spiritual Family if you open your heart. When you make yourself available to attend ministry gatherings, you can hear from God and receive ministry from others. It is LIFE GIVING!
Lastly, “Walking with God” requires taking time out of your crazy schedule to spend time with Him, talking and stopping to listen to what He is saying to you. Sometimes we just need to get quiet and listen to that still small voice.
Most people think Destiny is “Blind Fate” while others think you can make your own destiny in life. Sometimes you have to get rid of “Road Blocks” in your life in order to move forward in your God given destiny. God is a loving Creator who personally knows you and offers a gracious plan that enhances your natural gifts for the benefit of others. Simply put, your Destiny is the final outcome of your influence in people’s lives. Always know there is a difference between a career and a Divine Destiny. Divine Destiny connects you to God in your career. You are on a different level when God gets involved!
Your Destiny is not complicated to discover. It’s what is in your heart to do! Do you want to start a business, become a teacher, pursue an upper management position, be a wonderful parent, or go into areas of ministry? Once you’ve realized your destiny, start out slow and let it grow. Sometimes it means sharing your thoughts about your destiny even with your pastor to get his or her input. “Unless you’ve been faithful over that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own” (Luke 16:12).
Finally, the “POWER” of Destiny will transform your life because you now have a passion for what you’re doing. It becomes a joy and not a burden. The “Power” of Destiny will change the relationship you have with your children and grandchildren. AND… it instills confidence to meet God when your life on this earth is over. You can stand proud that you fulfilled the mission for which you were equipped.