June 21, 2018 // Denise Boggs
“You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.” (Psalm 73:24 NLT)
A person’s destiny is connected to their identity, which has already been determined by God. He has chosen each of His children and called them to carry out a special purpose. Therefore, identity is directly connected to their purpose. When a person does not know who they are, they will struggle with walking out their destiny. The enemy has been quite successful in this generation to interfere with children coming into their destiny. You will flounder and struggle with what you are supposed to do with your life until you find out who God created you to be.
The role of a parent is to help their child know who God created them to be, and call them into that identity. Their gifts should be recognized and encouraged. A parent confirms the identity of their children through affirmation. Many adults today are floundering because they received very little parental affirmation; however, it is never too late to discover your destiny. As you are in search of your destiny, watch as God places mile markers along the way to confirm you are going in the right direction. The Lord will encourage a destiny searcher as He brings confirmation all along the way.
You may ask, “How do I discover my destiny?” It can be found in several places.
Heritage – The family line may be a clue to your destiny. Look first at the gifts and abilities your father or mother had. Then look at your Grandparents. There may be a pattern in their lives that you will observe in your own. You may be following in your families steps.
Your name – Sometimes your destiny is hidden in your name. When parents have named their children by the prompting of the Holy Spirit, there is destiny in the name. The Word of God does not return void, for it accomplishes what God intends for it to accomplish. In the Bible, God put so much importance on the name that He even changed names when there was a major change in direction in a person’s life. In the New Testament, Saul’s name was changed to Paul after he met the Lord. In the Old Testament, Abram’s name was changed to be Abraham.
Your heart’s desire – The third thing to consider as you search for your destiny is to know your heart’s desire. God places in your heart what He has called you to do. What has been in your heart for years? If there is a desire that is still alive in your heart, it could be that God has put it there. Philippians 2:13 says, “It is God that works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.” This means He puts the desire in you to His will.
Your destiny is directly connected with your identity, which is who God created you to be. No one else is shaped, fashioned and molded like you. You cannot know what you are supposed to do until you know who you are. Your identity and destiny are connected together. As you dig deeper into discovering who you are, I believe you will find your destiny as well.
(originally posted as a devotional February 2015)
Co-founder of Living Waters Ministry, Denise Boggs is passionate about healing and has a deep hunger for the Word of God. She is the author of over 20 workbooks and multiple small group curriculum. Denise has also written the full-length books, “Healing and Restoring the Heart”, “Restoring the Family”, and her newest released: “Breaking Free from Sickness and Disease”.
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