One thing to note is each person has a destiny to accomplish…yes…each person has a destiny to accomplish! and once you get a hold of it by first knowing it and beginning to work towards it, as you submit yourself more and more to God, it begins to consume your whole life until one day you look up and it has shaped your whole life, literally. From how you spend your time, who you hang out with, what your current pursuits maybe (your relationship and daily pursuit of God, family life at whatever stage that maybe, career, your involvement in the local church, business, school, talents, giftings and hobbies you pursue) etc. Your purpose and destiny has a way of shaping your whole life so you find that over time, all I’ve mentioned above shifts and changes to be in tandem with your destiny…that’s if you allow God any reign in it because ultimately only He can guide us to it.
The beginning point to ask regarding destiny, especially that it relates directly to God, is what is the bigger picture i.e. the ultimate purpose of God, throughout history…because your destiny is never in isolation and it never really is about you necessarily…yes it will ultimately bring you nobility, fame, success, wealth, etc (that’s why these shouldn’t exactly be your number one pursuit because they come as additions…), but your destiny is about achieving a greater good that goes beyond you and is meant to positively affect others in your time and generation.
The bigger picture can be broken down into:
- The unfolding of God’s plan throughout Bible history up until the present age
- The destiny of different nations throughout this plan
- The destiny of our nation in the present day age of God’s plan
- History of the church and which part of this history the present day church is in
- The history of your particular family line in relation to callings, giftings and inheritance
- Your specific destiny in relation to all of the above
So yes, your destiny is bigger than you and you’re meant to play a role in the unfolding of history and just because there may be slight ignorance towards it doesn’t exactly mean it doesn’t exist. God says “my people die because of lack of knowledge” so your role is to begin to actively pursue that path, if you havn’t started already…
And this can be done by asking God the simple question “God, who am I…”. It’s as simple as that…because God never meant for our relationship with Him to be complicated. Religion and religious practices make it all complicated and if we take the example of Jesus, who came to show us what we had lost, He kept it extremely simple meaning that’s the way it ought to be. We lose it when we begin going with the modern day religious practise of “7 graces to abc” and all that. There are certain things, ofcourse, that God requires of us as we grow in Him but all the same it’s not that complicated at whichever stage we grow into.
May God Himself answer you in ways specific to you as you ask Him who you are…
“Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and many things you do not know of…Jer 33:3”
“Come now, let us reason together…Isaiah 1:18”
“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and future…Jer 29:11”