Summary: For such a time as this!
"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." -Tony Robbins
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.” -William Jennings Bryan
“God’s works of providence are, His most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all His creatures, and all their actions.” -Westminster Shorter Catechism
“We all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.” ― Albert Einstein
“The acts of this life are the destiny of the next.” -Eastern Proverb
Genesis 1:27-28 “27- So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28- And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Romans 8:29-30 “29- For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30- Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”
Destiny is Deuel (Hebrew word meaning God knows).
God sees the end from the beginning;
God has appointed a destination for the Christian;
God has appointed a destination for the unbeliever.
Destiny has more to do with DESINation than it does with ability and achievement.
Destiny is a powerful force in our life.
For in Christ we are destined for great things!
Our destiny is to be “conformed” into the very image and likeness of Christ;
Thereby expressing the glory and nature of God.
This in-turn will allow the creator to dwell, subdue and exercise dominion in this earth through His Holy Ghost filled believers.
Our destiny is not to just make it to heaven;
Our destiny is to have and celebrate Jubilee (Freedom from bondage) in this present life.
As a people of Destiny, we must abandon the wilderness way of thinking (wandering in defeatism).
We must cross the Jordan of decision and claim our inheritance in the Lord.
Our inheritance is souls: Psalm 2:8 “Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.”
Let’s consider some basic principles in understand destiny:
Destiny has a specific purpose:
i.e. you and I were created in Christ with a specific purpose, “…who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Ester 4:14.
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”