As Christian women, we often find ourselves questioning whether or not we have a goal or a divine destiny in this life. My favorite Scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 which informs us, (paraphrased from the writer) that God knows the plans He has for you, they’re plans to prosper you and not bring harm to you, so as to give you a hope and a future.
Maybe up until this point and time in your life, your past has never been really great. Maybe you even thought your future could be based upon your own past? I’m here to tell you, it is certainly not. God has created you with a divine purpose to walk this out life on Earth. However, this world, and the prince of this world, Satan, is trying to deceive many girls into thinking they don’t matter, they are not important, and no cares if they live or die.
My friend, those are lies from the pit of Hell, that Satan is using to deliver what is called discouragement, upon a lot of ladies. You must not permit these lies to settle into your soul! If Satan can poison your soul, he can ruin you. Remember, your foundation isn’t built upon Satan’s sinking sand, it is built upon the solid rock of Jesus Christ and the Promises of God’s Word.
God’s Word says; you matter, you’re important, you have a purpose, you were given a destiny and you’re loved and vital to the Body of Christ.God holds the key to the doorway of your destiny, not Satan. Your destiny is brought into fruition during the deep faith you have in God the Father, rather than the shallow lies of the enemy. Refuse to believe his lies. Don’t let them penetrate your heart. He’s the father of lies. His goal is to kill your soul, steal your future and destroy your expectation.
Every day when you get up from bed you’re given two choices. The first choice is: “I will sit here now, succumb to complacency and do absolutely nothing to change one thing in my life”, or “I will get up out of the bed and I will start walking towards satisfying my heavenly destiny in Christ.” Which choice will you make? Maybe for several years, you’ve subconsciously chosen the first option? Which ever choice you decide to create, will set in motion the outcome of what is going to occur later, because of the decision.
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As we read through the Bible, we find many examples and cases where people chose their fate based upon the circumstances that surrounded them. They allowed their circumstances to ascertain, or set the precedence of the destiny. We must never let circumstances to ascertain our destiny. We have to let our religion to change our fate, by placing ourselves on the path which God has created for our own lives. He has a particular destiny for every Christian woman. If you’re God’s child, then put yourself on the path which God has chosen for you to follow.
Paul tells us in Philippians 3:13-14 “No, dear brothers and sisters, I haven’t achieved it, but I focus on this ONE thing: Forgetting the PAST and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to get to the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling US. “Paul was not just referring to himself. He was speaking to each one of us! Do you find the depth of the statement made by Paul? In order for him to say that he was denying his past, meant he was forgetting all his failures, his mistakes, his shortcomings, his lack of good judgment, in addition to his condemnation.
See, Paul also had to incorporate time in his past when he held the coats of those men who stoned Stephen. I feel that could have been a really tough manifestation for him to forget.See, Paul didn’t have the capability, nor the capacity to change his past and neither do we. So he forgot ! He gave it to God. He let go and let God take care of it. Step out of your bondage and walk into freedom. The fact of the matter is that, “we’ve all experienced failures, we’ve got all made mistakes, we’ve got all used a lack of good judgment at one time or another, and sadly, a lot people have lived under condemnation”. Jesus came so we can experience forgiveness, freedom and release from the memories that bind usand hold us as captives which are tightly gripped to a web of strongholds.
What to do?
Get acquainted with your Savior. Spend time with Him. The more acquainted you end up with Jesus Christ, the more you’ll discover and understand your gifts, your talents and God’s anointing. It’s His anointing that will provide you the ability to walk out your own destiny. The anointing is the energy of the Holy Spirit in our lives, it has always been represented as oil. This is what teaches us abides within us. Without it, we could do nothing. Without it, we’re powerless. I John 2:27 says, “As for you, the anointing that you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about everything, and it authentic and isn’t a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
“Every single time we’re pressed into doing His Will, instead of our own, the launch generates a costly oil that’s called the anointing. When we seek Him with all our being, we’ll find Him. When we abide in Him, we start to know how His ways are higher than our ways, and his thoughts are higher than our thoughts(Isaiah 55:9). It was the anointing of the Holy Spirit which infused Jesus with power and effectiveness to walk out His fate on the ground. It had nothing to do with how educated He was. It had nothing to do with His physical appearance, but it had everything to do with power and efficacy.
This anointing isn’t affordable. It comes with an extremely substantial price and we must be girls that are prepared to pay any cost,and do whatever is needed or required of us, to have this integrated into our lives. Changes might have to happen, which very presumably may entail our lifestyles, our attitudes, our hearts, our mindsets, our relationships and possibly evenour ministries.
Regardless of what, we can’t stand upon neutral ground. We have to make a choice. If we need God’s anointing, then we must be ready to be confronted and confronted with His holiness. So as to be changed into His likeness.There has to be a refining that occurs within us. A religious cleansing must be welcomed into our lives. With this cleansing, comes the anointing. God will anoint those He refines and cleanses. Malachi 3:3 tells us”He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silverand He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver” Cleansing is a necessity to the anointing. Without one, we can’t have the other. After we’re refined and cleansed, there’ll be an extraction which permeates from our soul, known as the anointing.
Others, in close proximity to us will be rubbed and smeared with this anointing oil and we’ll witness lives being changed by viewing the unsaved come to repentance, souls being snatched from their enemy’s hands, hearts being altered. Which finally will produce revival occurring within our churches. How awesome would this be for the Body of Christ? But so as to walk this out fate, we must first have a vision. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 29:18; that “without a vision,the people perish”. God has a vision for every single life. The biggest deterrent we run into is when we ourselves, stand in the way of their vision, by refusing to see God’s dream for our lives. God will expose his eyesight to anyone who seeks Him and asks Him for it.
Ask God to reveal to you the vision He has for your own destiny! So as to see God’s vision we have to put on the eye salve which Revelation 3:18 talks about, as we anoint our eyes to see the larger picture and plans which God has planned for us. This eye salve removes the veil which has prevented us from seeing God’s purpose and destiny for our lives. Open your eyes and see His plans for you. Get in His Word and stand upon the Promises of God.I believe that God is not as concerned with skill as much as He’s accessibility.
He chooses us creates within us the ability to perform what he’s called us to do. He’s fully conscious of our shortcomings, He knows all our imperfections, yet He desires to give us a fate. His eyes are looking for vessels which are poured out before Him, so He can fill up them with His character, His ethics, and His likeness.Allow God to change you and fill you with His likeness. Listen to what God is speaking to your heart. Understand he has a destiny for your life and you’re not a mistake. Embrace His Will. You may only find true satisfaction in your life, when you walk out your divine destiny. Let go of your past and walk into your future. God is madly in love with you and you’re highly esteemed in His eyes! You matter to God. Blessings to all of you!