Destiny: God's Perfect Plan for Your Life

What is God’s will for your life? You know, most Christians wouldn’t be able to answer that. It’s something they spend all of their lives searching for. I
was in the same boat, so I know it’s a place you can get stuck. But what if I told you there’s a way to prove what the will of the Lord is?

You might have been told, “Oh, there’s no way you can know God’s will for sure. You just pray and hope that you get it right.” Not so. God has a perfect plan for your life, and He wants you to know it! At the church where I grew up, the leaders told me knowing God’s will was similar to the way you’ll know the right person to marry. You’ll just hear bells ring or something. They said God is just sovereign, and He’ll automatically make things come to pass. That didn’t work for me, so I kept seeking.

Then, in 1967, I went with my church group to a retreat in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. At the meeting, I heard a man quote Romans 12:1-2:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
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Then he said that word “prove” means to make manifest to the physical senses what is the good, the acceptable, and the perfect will of God. That’s what I’d been searching for! It was like God was putting a neon sign on this passage. Most people don’t know this, but the revelation I received at this meeting is part of what led to my life-changing encounter with the Lord several months later, on March 23, 1968. God totally renovated me - and it happened through becoming a living sacrifice and renewing my mind.

The problem with a living sacrifice is that it keeps wanting to crawl off the altar! What a lot of people do when they get into trouble is they’ll go to seeking the Lord, they’ll run up a white flag, and do whatever He wants them to do. Then, once they yield and God pulls them through, they go back to doing all the things that caused them to be in that situation in the first place. Living sacrifice means it’s something that has to be done over and over. It’s not a one-time deal.

The Bible says that “there is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12). You weren’t made to govern your own life (Jer. 10:23). But when you make a commitment to the Lord and say, “God, I’m not smart enough to run my own life,” then you’ll become this living sacrifice that Romans 12 is talking about. You’ve got to “trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Prov. 3:5). That’s the right choice.

The last part of Romans 12:1 says that this is your reasonable service, or your normal Christian duty. That means it’s not just for full-time ministers. God gave His life for you. He loves you! The least you could do is give everything you have to Him and live for Him.

I’ve had people come up to me and say, “Would you please cast self out of me?” No, I can’t cast self out of you. Until the time that you go to be with the Lord, you’ve got to lay self on the altar.

But did you know that if all you do is become a living sacrifice, that’s not enough? The Scripture goes on to prescribe that you not be conformed to this world. The word conformed literally means to be poured into the mould of. In this life, you’re going to have hardship. Jesus promised it (John 16:33). You aren’t going to exit this world the same way you came in. Life is like a fire, and it’s going to melt you. The good news is you get to pick what mould you’re poured into. Romans 12:2 says don’t be poured into the mould of this world.

For what purpose? To be transformed by the renewing of your mind. You’ve got to become a living sacrifice and you’ve got to renew your mind! I tell you, it’s both. The Word of God says that if you’ll do that, then you will prove - make manifest to the physical senses - what is the good, the acceptable, and the perfect will of God.

These verses transformed my life and helped me learn God’s perfect plan for me, and I’m just giving you the highlights. We have a new event coming up September 16–18 called the Destiny Conference, which will be based on the principles in my book called How to Find, Follow, and Fulfil God’s Will. If you attend the conference, you’ll receive a free copy! If you can’t attend, you can purchase the book and stream the conference for free at GospelTruth.TV.

I’ve also got a brand-new book out entitled Romans: Paul’s Masterpiece on Grace. It’s 432 pages! In addition, I've got CDs and a couple of DVDs that are called Grace Encounters. These have testimonies of people whose lives have been transformed by this grace message. Lastly, we’re also offering my Living Commentary, which is a digital version of a regular commentary. It’s got my comments on over 25,000 out of the 31,000 total verses in the Bible. It contains something like thirty to forty years’ worth of my personal study and revelation and would really be a blessing to you. It’s called a Living Commentary because I’m still writing it, and every time you go to our website, it’ll automatically update you with the new notes that I’ve written, along with any additions or corrections.

The Romans package we’ve put together for you is a great deal! To place an order, go to our website,, call our UK Helpline at +44(0)1922 473300, or complete and return the enclosed form.

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