Finding Your Destiny
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it”. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
Many people today are trying to find their destiny. They want to know why they are here, and for what purpose. Unfortunately, in their quest for answers people often look in the wrong places or seek counsel from the wrong people.
Did you know that your destiny was actually determined even before your birth? There are many examples in Scripture where God revealed to the parents the destiny of their children. Mary was told that her son Jesus would be the Savior of the world. Hannah knew that her son Samuel was called to be a prophet, and she took him to live in the temple with Eli. God told David that his son, Solomon would be the one who would build the temple.
Today, parents have the same awesome responsibility to call their children into their destiny. David affirmed his son publicly. Jesus was also affirmed by God publicly. At his baptism God said, “This is my son in whom I am well pleased.”
God is our Destiny developer. What He has called you to do, He will equip you to do. Over time, as you experience His hand of mercy and grace, He will deposit into you the strength of character to carry out what He has called you to do. What He has begun in you, He will complete.
Whether we like it or not, part of the journey is dealing with destiny distractions. There are many, and we must seek God in dealing with these distractions. These distractions are the things in life that get us off track. These are the things that we do that lead us in another direction. Here are some examples of distractions many people face:
- Some people get easily turned away from their calling by pursuing their own grievances and enemies. This will ultimately turn the direction of their life completely around from pursuing God’s high calling to their own cause. This distraction can keep us pulled into a whirlwind for many years which will hinder or delay us from finding our destiny.
- Another distraction is believing the lies of the enemy. Satan is the father of lies, and he plants lies in you so you doubt that you even have a destiny.
- Fear is another distraction. You will fear that you cannot do what God has called you to do, and then give up.
James 4:7-8 “Submit yourselves therefore to God; Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to”
Be bold and search for your destiny! Ask God to reveal your destiny.
Jeremiah 29:13 “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”