You Have A Destiny
But, if you are ever going to fulfill that purpose – your destiny – it begins with believing that you have one and that you must cooperate with God to bring it to pass.
Psalm 139:16 says,
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
Jeremiah 1:5 reads,
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
And in Galatians 1:15, the Apostle Paul writes,
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace.”
I know that many believers never let the Bible get in the way of what they believe. But these three verses, and there are many more, should be enough to convince any skeptic. They are written proof that God knew you even before you were born and that He has a very specific plan for your life that no one else can fulfill. He has a destiny designed just for you.
The word destiny is defined in the America Heritage Dictionary as ‘the inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person is destined. A predetermined course of events’. However, I believe that definition is wrong. It implies that your destiny cannot be avoided or prevented. That is not scriptural and therefore just not true.
It’s true that your destiny is pre-ordained, but it is not inevitable. Whenever I teach this, it always brings up questions about the sovereignty of God. There are some who teach the sovereignty of God in a way that leads one to believe everything happens for a reason and that God is behind it all.
If this is true, then you have to be prepared to blame God for every evil and bad thing that happens on the earth. That means every catastrophe, every war, every murder, every rape, or anything else you can name must be God’s will. If that were true, then God has not done a good job of running the world.
I believe this teaching is the worst heresy in the body of Christ today. And it’s very destructive because it takes away the will to resist evil.
You need to live with a sense of destiny. It’s important not to go through life doing your own thing and then asking God to bless it. It’s the reason so many believers are experiencing a lack of success, of fulfillment and satisfaction. There is a power and an anointing that only comes when you are fulfilling God’s plan for your life.
Every person has a pre-ordained plan for their life, but God is not going to make it come to pass. God will speak to you, and He will woo you. He wants to reveal His plan for you more than you want to know it, but it’s incumbent upon you to find out what it is. As long as you are asking God to reveal His purpose while you are on your way to doing something else, you’ll never learn what it is.
Jeremiah 29:13 says,
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
When you finally reach the point where you can no longer live without knowing His will, I guarantee you’ll find it. However, it doesn’t happen without your pursuit. Deuteronomy 30:19 makes it very clear that God has given you the power and the freedom to make your own choices:
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
God does not force His will or His plan upon anyone. So, is He sovereign? Yes, if the correct definition for sovereign is used. Sovereign means supreme in power or rank. We all would agree with this definition, but I totally disagree with the way religion today uses “sovereign.” God does not make His will for our lives come to pass. We have to submit to God and resist the devil (James 4:7). We have responsibility.
The best example of this is in the Great Commission: “
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned”
The Apostle Peter said in 2 Peter 3:9,
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
You would have to have help to misunderstand these scriptures. It’s not God’s will for people to perish, and yet they do because His will is not automatic. Maybe the person who was called to preach didn’t obey, or maybe the one hearing the message rejected it. In either case, God’s will did not come to pass. Your destiny will not come to pass automatically either.
Whatever God is calling you to do, it is not based on your natural talents and abilities. I am not saying that there is no connection between those natural gifts and God’s plan for your life. However, many times God will call a person to do what they seem totally unqualified for. He will call you to do the very thing you can’t do.
If you would have told me at eighteen years of age that God was calling me to be a minister, looking at my natural abilities, I would have said no way, no way, no way. But you know what? Looking back, I can see that everything in my life was pointing toward exactly what I am doing now.
God has a destiny for you, and He wants to reveal it. But He is not going to run you down. He is not going to steamroll you or force it upon you. That reminds me of Romans 12:1, which says you are to present yourself as a living sacrifice. A living sacrifice is a volunteer. If God were to force your destiny upon you, it wouldn’t be a sacrifice; it would be slavery.
For whatever reason, many believers have been side-tracked. When I teach on this subject at churches or conferences and ask how many know that they know what their destinies are, few ever raise their hands. When I ask those to stand who would like prayer regarding this, it’s usually eighty to ninety percent of the audience. This is not what the Lord intended.
Regardless of where you find yourself today, God is so awesome that He can plot a course from right where you are to where He planned for you to be. It’s like a GPS navigator. When you go the wrong way, it says ‘Recalculating’, and in an instant, it has a new route planned to get you to your destination.
It doesn’t matter how old you are or what has happened in your past; it’s never too late to recalculate. Just believe that you have a destiny, and determine in your heart that you will not take another step in life until you know what it is. Then, just start doing what God is telling you to do.
He won’t necessarily give you the entire picture, but He will give you the next step. As you take that step, you will find that there is an automatic anointing that comes to help you accomplish it. It would be unjust for God to call you do to something and then ask you to do it in your own strength.
Everything God asks you to do is supernatural. He will always lead you to do something that is beyond your own natural ability so you will have to be dependent on Him. If it’s not supernatural, it’s superficial! God wants your life to be supernatural!
I teach a four-part series called How to Fulfill Your Destiny. The four parts are entitled: ‘Everyone Has a Destiny’, ‘Becoming a Living Sacrifice’, ‘Renewing Your Mind’, and ‘Following the Desires of Your Heart’. These four parts are taught in a deliberate sequence.
Once you believe you have a destiny, you must be willing to sacrifice your will for His. Then, you must renew your mind to the Word of God so it can help you separate soul from Spirit, your soulish plans from God’s plans. Once that is in order, you simply do what you want to do. What a deal!
In addition to this teaching series, our Television Department has just completed a powerful DVD called Destiny Stories. In this totally new video, you will hear the true stories of seven ordinary people whose lives were completely transformed in the pursuit of their destinies.
This new video clearly illustrates how a revelation of God’s purpose, combined with a willingness to take steps of faith, led each one into their individual, God-ordained destiny. As you watch, you will sense their fulfillment and joy, the kind that only comes when you know you are doing what God created you to do.
To order the teaching series or the new Destiny Stories Vol. 1 DVD, please go to our website at www.awme.net or call our Helpline on +44(0)1922 473300.
Jamie and I appreciate all you are doing to help us take this good news to the world. This ministry is not participating in any recession. We have been expanding and setting records. Thanks to you, our partners, for your faithfulness. Our prayer is that you, too, will find your destiny and walk it out to the glory of God.
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We love you,
Andrew & Jamie
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