Topic: Fulfilling Destiny — Thursday 16, November 2017.
Read: Ephesians 1:3-6 (KJV)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Bible in One Year: Job 39-42, Amos 5:18-6:14, Hymn: Sing Hymn 7 – O Jesus, I Have Promised
God has a plan for every human being He has made, but those who refuse
to receive His Lordship will be unable to connect to His plan and
purpose for their lives. In other words, sin is a separator that can
disconnect the sinner from his or her God-given destiny. One truth you
must recognize however is that the fulfillment of your destiny is in
God’s hands and also in your hands. To this end, Proverbs 10:27 says,
your ability to fear God, obey Him and make Him happy will not only help
you to fulfill your years, these can also help you to increase the
number of your years, just as it happened to King Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:5-6). In contrast, if you decide to live recklessly, the number of your years can be cut short (Psalm 34:16). The implication of this is that you can shorten or lengthen your years on earth depending on how you live your life.
He has beautiful plans for you. These plans include your shinning as
light and bringing healing to your world as salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-16). Believe it or not, part of His plan is for you to continue from where He stopped on earth in relation to his miraculous works (John 14:12). Furthermore, some level of monetary suffering is allowed for you as part of His plans (1 Peter 2:21). In fact, if you will be glorified with Christ, you must be prepared to also suffer with him (2 Timothy 2:12). It is also part of God’s plan for you to be a joint-heir with Jesus Christ (Romans 8:17).
This means that you are not as you think you are. Everything God has
belongs to Jesus Christ, and you are a co-heir to that inheritance (John 16:15). Apart from these, it is part of our destiny to forever live with Jesus in all eternity (John 14:3).
Having known all these truths, it is important for you to daily thank
God for His glorious plans for you and live your life in consonance with
divine destiny in Christ.
Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,
one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the
President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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