Have you ever wondered what your destiny really is?
That’s a heavy question!
Recently, I was driving back to Fort Worth from Tuscon, Arizona and had an interesting experience with God. (You have a LOT of time to think on that trip!!!)
I stopped in Cisco, Texas and while I was there I heard the Lord speak to me and say, “Leave the heavy questions for Me.”
There are some things that spending time trying to figure out does not help but the seeking an answer actually adds more pressure. Discovery of destiny is one of those. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why I existed and what my purpose was. The more I looked the more complex things were and the more confused I became.I did need to have the question regarding my purpose and destiny answered but seeking that answer only led me to realize what it was “not” and never to what it was.
I found the answer, not by seeking purpose but by seeking Jesus.
Peter the apostle received his answer regarding his destiny – not at a university or in therapy but through a conversation with Jesus.
Luke 5:10: “Do not be afraid, from now on you will catch men.”
The answer came so simply. It didn’t come with any instructions. To walk in the fulfillment of his word, Peter began to follow the One who knew the end from the beginning. If this Man knew his destiny, then He would also know how it would be fulfilled! So, his first step into destiny was to fall in step with Jesus.
Just because you’ve received your word doesn’t mean its all smooth sailing!
I don’t know if you have heard of Joseph or not.
Joseph was a dreamer. He had dreams of leadership and authority. Yet, his life was a series of radical “ups and downs”. One “down” was the betrayal by his brothers. One “down” was being sold into slavery. One of those “downs” culminated in a trip to prison.
A dreamer in chains!!! Can you imagine anything more pitiful!
You have to understand that if you are going to walk in your destiny then at some point, the word you have received will test you!
Psalm 105:17-19 – “He (God) sent a man before them–Joseph–who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, he was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him.”
The word of his destiny put him to the test all the way to its fulfillment! The only thing that kept him sane was that he trusted that the God who gave him the word was able to bring it to pass!
No one picketed to get Joseph released. No king or president pardoned him. It was by walking with God that his destiny was revealed and fulfilled!
Have you discovered your destiny yet?
The way to find it does not lie in the obtaining of a college degree (I don’t have a problem with that – they are useful) or in years of therapy (Do a lot of counseling myself). Just fall in step with Jesus.
Leave the heavy questions for Him!
You can’t walk with the Creator and not become one!