May 12, 2018 // Denise Boggs
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 NIV)
Many times the destiny of a person is written before birth. There are many examples in the Word where God revealed to the parents the destiny of their children. Mary was told that her son Jesus would be the Savior of the world. Hannah knew that her son Samuel was called to be a prophet, and she took him to live in the temple with Eli. God told David that his son Solomon would be the one who would build the temple. Many parents today have the same awesome responsibility to call their children into their destiny. David affirmed his son publicly. Jesus was also affirmed by God publicly. At his baptism God said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17 KJV)
God is the destiny developer. What He has called you to do, He will equip you to do. Over time, as you experience His hand of mercy and grace, He will deposit into you the strength of character to carry out what He has called you to do. What He has begun in you, He will complete.
Remember that distracters are the things in life that get us off track. Following suit, destiny distracters are the things that lead us in another direction from our destiny. Some Christians get easily turned away from their calling by pursuing their own grievances and enemies. This will ultimately turn the direction of their life completely around from pursuing God’s high calling to their own cause. This distraction can keep one pulled into a whirlwind for many years. Another distracter is believing the lies of the enemy. Satan is the father of lies, and he plants lies in you so you doubt that you even have a destiny. You can also be distracted from you destiny by fear. In this case, you will fear that you cannot do what God has called you to do, and then you’ll give up.
Ridding yourself of destiny distracters and becoming a destiny searcher is key in this process! Ask God to reveal your destiny. He is the destiny establisher. Then, submit yourself to the Lord for He is the destiny developer. And it is so very important to resist the enemy, as he is the ultimate destiny distracter. Read the following verses:
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
“Submit yourselves therefore to God; Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to” James 4:7-8
(originally posted as a devotional March 27, 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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