Summary: Destiny fulfilment is sure for Christians who work with the will of God because when you follow God, you will end in honour and glory.
THEME: DESTINY FULFILMENT
LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION
TEXT: ISAIAH 60:11
Our success in life is tied to the fulfilment of our divine destiny. Destiny could mean the things that will happen in the future or the force that controls what happens in the future and is outside human control. We should view destiny as something that is discoverable and not decisive. God decides our destiny and we discover it. Proverb 16:9, Proverb 20:24. This year God has assured us of destiny fulfilment.
There is a divine purpose behind every divine destiny. Nobody is in the world as a mistake - we are divinely sent, placed and equipped- Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 37:23. One of the major role of God in a man's life is to ordain his destiny in him and guide him to accomplish it.
Remember that God made man to be a co-creator. To the Christian man, he is the visible and tangible God(god) in this earth. As a co-creator, we are the extension of God's hands but the hand must work and agree with what God conceives. Jeremiah 1:7-9. So we have a role to play and we should comply with God to fulfill this. Everything is not in God's hands, some are in our hands to do. Hebrews 6:12, Proverb 10:4.
Simply, environment is everything that is around us. It can be living or non living. We are uniquely sent and placed by God because every divine location/placement attracts divine allocation and favour. There is nobody who is placed by God in an environment that lacks the capacity and endowment to overcome that environment- 1 John 4:4. A challenge of life is not an excuse to fail this year. There is no good success without spiritual and physical challenges in our environment. Overcoming these challenges makes us successful even enemies are a good sign sometimes. The presence of enemies could be a sign for change of level in life such like:
Pharaoh for Moses- Exodus 7:1
Haman for Mordecai- Esther 6:10-12
Goliath for David- 1 Samuel 17:50-51
King Herod for the Church- Acts 12:1-25
We must go to God always to solve these issues because He has a divine purpose for placing us there.
4) The Hope and Joy in destiny fulfilment- Psalm 33:4, 1 Cor 10:13
Our hope and Joy in fulfilling our destiny must be on God who sent us because He has promised and he will never fail us- Deut 7:9, 1 Cor.1:9. We should never allow rumors and evil tricks of the devil to lure us away from fulfilling our destiny this year, knowing that there is great Joy when we are accomplished in life.
Jesus Christ succeeded in fulfilling His destiny even though through rough road and He didn't promise us a smooth road but a secure and successful ending - John 17:15, Psalm 91:11-12. In Christ, you are already marked for success in life.