Summary: You have a destiny to fulfill that you and only you can do....here's how and why.
Your Destiny Needs You! Teen, Young adult, middle aged, elderly…mo matter your age or stage of life, you have a destiny to fulfill that you and only you can fulfill. God has ordained a plan and purpose for you that has your name and address written all over it.
Ephesians 1:11-14 NKJV
11 In him we were also chosen,[e] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
11 In Him we also were made [God’s] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will,
The Message Translation
11-12 It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
I love the Message translation of Ephesians 1:11. In Christ we find out who we are and what we should be and what we can become. In Christ. Not in magazines, or the internet or a friend’s opinion about us- In Christ and His Word. That is so wow and awesome right there.
Jesus had His eye on us long before we were born, even before there was an earth. That is a long time ago. He had designs for us, plans, destiny to fulfill, for glorious living, and all this is part of His overall purpose for us that He is working our in us. Just for a moment, drink that in. Think on it. Let it sink in. That is such awesome revelation right there. If that does not get you jumping out of your seat right now. Then please come for prayer….
The bottom line is this: God needs you, society needs you, everyone in this world needs you to accomplish God’s destiny for your life. And the key in doing this? Glad you asked:
Key no.1 – Accepting Jesus as your savior
Key no.2 – Dying to self and letting God do His will and plan through your life
Key no.3 - Accept God’s plan by faith
That is it.
This glorious destiny that God had in place for you before time began, was all for His glory, as is everything in life. To bring praise, honor and glory to God the Father.
Each and every person that gets conceived has a plan and destiny, an agenda from God to fulfill. No human being is ever born as a mistake, no matter the avenue of conception. Each life is carefully planned by God.
Throughout the Bible we can see God’s hand in bringing about His plan even when it seems as though people messed things up and there was no way of recovery ever again.
*Think of David with Bathsheba from whose bloodline Jesus was born.
*Joseph that was sold as a slave and forgotten by his brothers, delivered a nation
*Paul the Apostle who persecuted and consented to the killing of Christians, wrote the largest part of the New Testament and started churches.
And the list goes on and on. How different history would have been if the above people decided to simply give up on their destiny? Where would we be today? I thank God that His plan and purpose ALWAYS get’s done.
Romans 8:28 NKJV
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Because God has given to each one of us, free will to make decisions and to decide to follow His plan for our life or not, there are also the consequences of not following our destiny. A prime example of this can be found in the life of Judas, one of the 12 Apostles who betrayed Jesus for money:
Matthew 27:3-5 TLB
3 About that time Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that Jesus had been condemned to die, changed his mind and deeply regretted what he had done, and brought back the money to the chief priests and other Jewish leaders.