Summary: God has called you to produce sometime divine, blessed, and outstanding and he stands with you to thrust you to your destiny.
Introduction: Every one of us, at one time or the other has been pushed beyond our limits in life. There are times when we struggle with a closed door, failure, heartaches and pain that come all of a sudden. No matter what your condition, what your setback, God uses all your circumstances to thrust you to your purpose.
Psalm 37:23-24 23The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
What God is saying is even if you have difficult times in your life, God has ordered those days and it will push you to your future if you are God’s child. I do not know what phase of life you are going through today. But I am here to tell you that God is using every minute details of your life to provoke you to your destiny. You are too good a creation for God to waste your life.
Some areas when God thrusts us to our destiny:
God sometimes works through our circumstances to thrust us to our purpose.
Deuteronomy 32:11 Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft; the Lord alone led him. Once the eaglets come to a level of maturity, the eagle disturbs its nest, comfort and releases them from high. Then the eagle flies down and holds the eaglet. This way the mother is training the eaglets for something big; to fulfill the purpose of its creation. God is just like that. We always need a push for something new. When everything is good and comfortable we settle down in life. God will work through our circumstances that force us to stretch forward to help us grow.
Job in the Bible was a very successful man. God-fearing man, Great family; wonderful wife, and great business. Job once said: Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. He was very comfortable where he was and he wanted to just end his life in the success he had received. God had purposed something better and more for job.
We know the story. God disturbed his nest. He lost his children, his business, and everything he had. In the midst of all that he said: Job 19:25 I know that my redeemer lives. Job is in fact saying, “God has the final say in my life. This trouble is going to promote me. I may be uncomfortable, I may not like it, but I know God is using it to push me to a new level.”
Job 42:10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. God used that adversity to give him double.
Don’t be surprised if, like with Job, when you get comfortable, when you get everything figured out, if God doesn’t stir up the nest. It’s not to harm you, it’s to push you. God has new levels, more favor, more influence. His dream for your life is bigger than you can imagine. Every time I’ve seen major growth in my life it’s because I was pushed by God.
Illustration: Growing up I was learning the keyboard as a young man. I slowly started support playing for a vernacular service. My mentor would play they keys alongside me with my volume very low. A few months into it one day my mentor said, “I am leaving the city and you can carry on playing the keyboard.” Soon my pastor asked me to play the keyboard too. I was scared, not confident, fearful, not knowing what to do, how to find a scale, but the fact was that him leaving was a turning point in my life. That was God pushing me into my destiny. If he would have stayed that would have stunted my growth. Sometimes God will take away the people of comfort for your life to push you to your purpose.
In the Bible prophet Samuel had spent years in mentoring King Saul. He loved him so much but unfortunately Saul would not do what is right. God told Samuel, he was going to take the throne away from Saul. Samuel was heartbroken. He felt that he had wasted all that time. 1 Samuel 16:1 The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”