The destiny of man
The true definition of Destiny in accordance with the Bible is what God wants a man to become, as planned before he was created.
Divine destiny, on the other hand, is the destiny of God in or for a man’s life. It describes the course of events in one’s life; organised or structured by God to fulfil His will through His divine purposes. In fulfilling destiny, your life becomes the expression of God’s grace and the unveiling of His love and purpose, which He proposed before he created man.
In the book of genesis 1:26
(Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”)
It’s clear here that God has created Man (all Men) to rule over the Earth and everything that He has created, to represent God’s interest on Earth; hence he was created in God’s image and likeness and this was the original destiny of man
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.You are created to be like Christ, the begotten son of God, Who was very active during the creation of the Earth, as the bible stated that all things were created by Him, the spoken word (John 1:1) So also you were created and blessed to continue in His work of creation by multiplying, beautifying and prospering the Earth as stated in Genesis 1: 28.
(And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.)
Though the work (talent, skill and profession) of every Man may be different in accordance to God’s purpose for them the end point is same, to make them rule and reign in life, knowing Gods will (destiny) for you. Let the knowledge of Destiny drive you to discover your purpose, while purpose drives the actions you take in life (Purpose provides short-term focus, while destiny provides long-term perspective and direction).
God has not created any man to be a failure, useless or become a slave, but that all Men will find out their God-given purpose to drive their actions (attitude and characters) in line with God’s desires into the fulfilment of their destiny on Earth, which is the same for all men
Fulfilling your destiny means doing what God is planning for you, if you let Him. It simply means to have a goal in life in line with God’s instructions and God’s timing, doing His will and letting the knowledge of His word guide you. Any act of disobedience to God’s way means you are telling God, Who designed your journey of life (as drawn in the lines of your palms) that He is wrong and not needed. You have chosen your own path, and that is the beginning of failure to fulfilling Destiny.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.Our Father Adam and Eve missed their destinies by the act of disobedience to God’s instructions. Despite the fact that God made us free spirit beings, He also wants to guide us into the fulfilment of our destiny.We must be careful of our actions, by always making sure they are in line with God’s desires and the Bible is there to teach us to know His ways.
Your personal character, behaviours towards men and obedience to the words of God will determine the speed to the fulfilment of your destiny. The type of life that you choose to live greatly points out the future of your destiny.
Galatians 6:7(Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.)
That God has spoken His Will (Blessing of purpose) in the life of a man does not mean it must come to pass in his life. The manifestation of God-given destiny in your life depends on you. Are you walking with God, or you are walking alone away from Him?
God’s Kingdom Citizens Chapel (Chapel Of Grace)
11, Tabernacle Lane, Abule Onilu, Odo-Eran, Bus Stop, Isheri Ogando Express Way, Lagos.