Your destiny is the plan and purpose for your life. It is why you are here. It’s not a human plan, but a plan that originates from God. God has a destiny planned for every person and He is constantly working to bring it to fruition. Even though God sets up our destiny, we can miss it if we choose to make our own choices and not follow God.
Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny
God is leading everyone to a glorious destiny. We need to engage with the Bible because that is how God reveals our destiny to us. When we study the Bible, we find a dream and begin to understand why we are here. When we study the Bible with other people, we are showing them their destiny.
Do I Believe in Destiny?
On July 31 of my thirtieth year, while I was with the Judean exiles beside the Kebar River in Babylon, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. This happened during the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity. (The Lord gave this message to Ezekiel son of Buzi, a priest, beside the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians, and he felt the hand of the Lord take hold of him.)
God showed Ezekiel his destiny and the destiny of his nation. He saw visions of God and he felt the hand of God take a hold of him. Having a relationship with God is not boring, habitual, and rote, but about God revealing his vision to you. God puts messages in our hearts that should motivate us to action.
Why Am I Overwhelmed with Destiny?
Then he added, “Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself. Then go to your people in exile and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says!’ Do this whether they listen to you or not.”
The Spirit lifted me up and took me away. I went in bitterness and turmoil, but the Lord’s hold on me was strong. Then I came to the colony of Judean exiles in Tel-abib, beside the Kebar River. I was overwhelmed and sat among them for seven days.
Ezekiel 3:10-11; 14-15
When Ezekiel got a glimpse into his destiny from God, he felt overwhelmed. We get overwhelmed when we are resistant to Gods destiny. When we are overwhelmed, we are often at the crossroads between overcoming or giving in.
- Rejection – People wont like me, reject me, or not respect me
- Failure – I will fail and then I will have to deal with the fact that I am not who I thought I was.
- Loss – Loosing money, comfort, or my lifestyle.
- I want to make my own destiny.
- I want to look backward, not forward.
What Steps Can I Take Toward Destiny
But when I give you a message, I will loosen your tongue and let you speak. Then you will say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says!’ Those who choose to listen will listen, but those who refuse will refuse, for they are rebels.
Ezekiel 3:27 (NLT)
The biggest step we can take toward destiny is getting a message from God. What message will God communicate to you?