Staying on Destiny’s Course
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019
Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at the forces that a sense of purpose reveals in us. It’s easy to say, “Yes, Lord, I want those blessings!” but sometimes we don’t know where to start, or how to see the things in our lives which hinder the fulfillment of destiny. To stay on the course God has called us to, we need to be mindful of three things:
The greatest battles are fought in the mind. Satan’s major offensive is against your thought life. The enemy wants you to think discouraging or distracting thoughts, so you feel insecure about your calling and lose sight of it. When your thoughts divide you from your destiny, you must take control.
Fulfillment of your destiny doesn’t come in a moment, a month, or a year. Your destiny unravels across a lifetime. It is a process, often slow, but sure! To achieve a great destiny, we must be willing to look down the road of life, prepare for turns and bumps, and keep going no matter how long it takes, or how tough it gets. If we are short-sighted with our destiny, we will get discouraged when things get hard. Commit to the long, winding walk with Christ, as He guides you to your purpose.
When our desires are used for God, they direct us to our destiny. When our desires are from our flesh, or the world, they distract us and divide our energies. Desires are good. They are what make us like God. However, we must discipline ourselves to keep our desires focused on what moves us toward our destiny, not away from it. It’s easy to get distracted. We need to delight in the Lord, so He can place His desires in us (Psalm 37:4). Remember, desires can be fed and developed like our appetite. Feed the right interests and desires!
If you want to reach your God-given destiny, you must practice positive thinking, prepare for the road ahead and steer your heart toward desires that will help you reach your fullest potential in Christ.