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Destiny – Part 4

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Our destiny stands the risk of being aborted, if we fold our hands and resign ourselves to fate. Fatalism is one doctrine the Bible rejects. When God told Hezekiah to put his house in order that he would die, he did not accept the information as irreversible. He prayed and sought God’s face. God eventually extended his life by fifteen more years (Isaiah 38:1-5).

What You Don’t Know Or Believe In, Exists
Some don’t believe that satanic forces can hamper or inhibit one’s destiny (Jer. 13:11). They only see Christianity from one lens, that everything will be fine. Some don’t even believe in demons and deliverance. The truth, however, is that there are many things that exist in the Spiritual realm we don’t know. That we don’t know these things and don’t believe in them does not mean they do not exist.

The Key To Fulfilling Your Destiny
One key to fulfilling one’s destiny is living in the Will of God. This was the epitaph written about David, a man of destiny, “For David after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption” (Acts 13:36).

Testimonies Of Perseverance
Jabez rejected the situation he found himself in. He prayed to God for a change in his situation. We read that God answered his petitions (1 Chro.4: 9-11). Samson had a very bright future ahead of him, but he made very grave mistakes in life because of his undisciplined life with women. Towards the end of his life, he paid dearly for his mistakes. The Philistines captured him, bored out his eyes and confined him to a prison as a grinder. But in his crestfallen condition, he prayed that God would remember him and give him another chance. God heard his cry. “Then Samson called to the LORD, saying, “O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes.” (Judges 16:28)

Samson’s experience is an eye-opener that certain attitudes promote our destiny, while others inhibit it. No matter what prophecy they have given over your life or the man of God who prays for you, if you are lazy, undisciplined and don’t make efforts to grow in knowledge, you will never reach the pinnacle of your destiny.

Jacob guilefully took Esau’s blessings. But Esau did not give up, he cried out to Isaac, his father for any leftover blessings. God gave him a window of escape in Gen.27: 40, which he exploited. At the end, Esau had this testimony to give, “I have enough my brother; keep what you have for yourself.” Dear child of God, don’t give in to disillusionment, say no to Satan.

Don’t Live Under The Shadows Of Your Past
There used to be a proverb in Israel that says, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge” (Jeremiah 31:29-30; Ezekiel 18:2-5). This proverb has not only been annulled under the New Covenant, but gives us grounds to reject whatever negative situation we find ourselves in. We don’t have to live under the shadows of our forebears or our past mistakes. In Christ, we have the power to chart a new course for our future.

Let us heed the injunction, which says we should be followers of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises (Heb.6: 12). That is to say, follow those who worked hard to fulfil their destiny. Contact: pastoracukachi@gmail.com


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Austen C. Ukachi

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