Summary: Destiny Indicators design, desire and disasters. God has designed a solution to over come the problem of evil, it You. You can also listen at www.preaching.co.nr
Destiny is all about what you have been designed for
I believe if you can understand your design process you may be able to discover what you have been designed for.
King David said, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” David didn’t look in the mirror, he didn’t ask other people what they think, David, simply considered the handy work of God in creating him and concluded “WOW!” What an amazing job God has done in making me ‘me.’ (Psalm 139)
Do you know why a female is called a woman? When God showed Adam what he made from his rib, Adam said “Wo” “Man.”
When is the last time you have been amazed at what God has done in creating you, ‘you.’ There is only one ‘you’; you are unique,
you are a one off special edition with build in destiny.
Understanding our Design Process
The Design Process begins with an identified problem that requires an innovation to solve the problem.
God faces the problem of Satan who is blinding people in the world to the truth of the Gospel. (2Corinthians 4:3-4)
God unique and only solution to opening people’s eyes to the Gospel is you, the church. Our destiny today is the same as Paul’s was when God sent him; (Acts 26:18 I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ Also 1Cor 1:17)
God also faces the problem of Satan obstructing his people in finding and fulfilling their destiny. (1Thess 2:18)
God’s solution to overcoming Satan’s obstruction is built into you; we have been designed to overcome Satan. 1 John 4:3-5 But every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (Eph 1:19, 3:17-20 Col 1:29)
When God sees the consequences of evil in the world, God has a solution. That solution is often one of his willing servants.
When people, even Ministers, couldn’t get to read the bible because it was in Latin, God prepared a man called William Tyndale, who could not only read Latin but Hebrew and Greek, to have a heart to produce an English translation that even a boy working in the fields could read. Despite persecution from the Roman Catholic Church and eventually losing his life, we are able to read the Bible in English today.
John Newton worked as a slave trader to ship people from around the world to be sold as slaves. He faced a storm that almost took his life. Six years after he heard George Whitfield preach he because a Minister. He wrote the hymn Amazing Grace because of the storm that almost took his life. God called Newton to undo the evil of the slave trade, which he once served. No one would listen to him until William Wilberforce did. Wilberforce, despite his mother’s efforts to turn him away from Jesus, decided to serve Jesus in parliament. God prepared and positioned these men and many others to bring an end to the evil of slavery.
Florence Nightingale, born into an English aristocratic family, and so mixed with powerful people. Unlike other girls she learned to speak other languages; unlike other girls she turned her back on the aristocratic life style because at the age of 16 God spoke to her telling her he had a task for her to fulfil. God ordered her steps and rather than train to be nurse in England where nurses did little more than clean and serve food, she trained in Germany and so found herself commissioned to care for wounded soldiers. God prepared her and positioned her to fulfil a destiny that changed the world of health care.
You maybe can’t see it or even feel it but all the time God is preparing you and positioning you to fulfil what he has designed you for.
1. Design indicates Destiny. You have been designed according to God’s Plan and therefore have a God ordained destiny. Often because people for various reasons don’t think much of themselves they doubt, disbelieve and devalue what God has designed them for. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.” (Jer 1:5, Psalm 139:13-16, Rom 8:29-30)
This means you are not a mistake. You are here because God wants you here. Just as God had a life plan for Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nation, God has a plan for you. King David said “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Ps 139:16