This Sunday, Pastor Gaby brought us part two of last week’s message on ‘Walking in Your Destiny’.
He reminded us, from last week’s message, that destiny is God’s purpose for you; not some energy or mother earth. Destiny is your appointed or ordained future in Christ.
He also reminded us that our destiny is established by God, our destiny will require our yes, our destiny will come at a cost and our destiny is not only for us but also for others.
Like Saul, Solomon and Samson, we can all miss our destiny. No one is beyond falling.
How do we miss our destiny?
1. When we lose the fear of God – the fear mentioned here is the reverent fear of God. The respect and awe of God that we ought to have for Him as his children. The Lord requires us to fear him (Deuteronomy 10:12-13). Proverbs 9:10 tells us the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
2. The fear of man – our lives, nowadays, revolve around what people say and think about us. We care more about what people say and think than what God says and thinks. We seek more after man’s approval than God’s approval. The fear of man can quench the anointing on your life and keep you from walking in God’s call on your life. Saul’s fear of man is what caused him to disobey God (1 Samuel 15:24).
Proverbs 29:25 tells us the fear of man is a snare.
3. Pride – me, myself and I. When everything in our lives becomes all about us, we put God out. We think that we don’t need God anymore and we step out of his purpose for us.Samson allowed pride to get the best of him(Judges 14:1-2) when he married a daughter of the Philistines instead of obeying God’s requirement to marry from his own people.
4. Looking for purpose elsewhere – we may well begin walking in our destiny and then suddenly become distracted by things outside God’s purpose for our lives. We seek purpose in things other than what he has designed for us. The devil doesn’t want us to walk in God’s purpose so he will bring attractive distractions to lead you astray and out of God’s will.
Renew your perspective – Colossians 3:1-2 tells us to set our minds on things above not on earthly things.
If we are walking with a defeated mindset, we will live defeated and not be able to live out God’s purpose for our lives. We must renew our thinking and have a changed perspective, God’s perspective,so that we can walk in the fulfilment of his plan and pre-determined purpose for our lives.
Join us next Sunday as we continue our sermons series under the theme ‘Walking under an open heaven’.
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