Are You Walking In Your Destiny or Defeat?

Victory-in-Christ-LaTanya-Quinn

I think it only make sense to write about the topic I ministered on last week. It’s a question we are to ask ourselves daily. As Christians, we are often living a life of defeat opposed to walking in the destiny God has ordained for us. Scripture teaches that we are more than conquerors through him who loves us (Romans 8:37), and that God has a plan that involves hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11), and there is therefore now no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).For some reason we believe otherwise, and remain stuck feeling utterly defeated.

We hold on to dead relationships, lifeless careers and jobs, hurt, human promises, and many other things. Life can become stale even when we are on the right path. For some reason we believe that continuing around the same mountain year-after-year, while complaining about the same circumstances, will change them.

We also settle when we create a life plan for ourselves that is contrary to His. In our mind we believe we know best (more than God), so we ditch God’s laws, plans, and commands and follow our own. But we are forgetting something—we will never be able to walk in Godly faith until we fully accept and surrender our will and plans to Him.

How can we feel that He’s qualified to take on some things but not all? In this, you are basically saying, “God you’re good enough to handle the parts of my life I want You handle, but I don’t trust You with the rest.”

Even when one has surrendered all to God and has dared to do what He’s ordained for them; fear, depression, anxiety, doubt and all of their relatives can still be found. There are still many layers of healing and purging that must take place for the mind to be transformed (Romans 12:12).

LQM family, God wants to take you further than your mind can conceive, and you are standing in your own way. For example, when one interviews and accepts the position of “marketing executive” at a corporation, would one dare to show up in coveralls and do the work of a janitor? Is it normal to start sweeping and mopping floors, taking out the trash, and cleaning the toilets?

Of course it’s not! This is not what one was hired to perform, so why do we do this with our own life?

There is nothing wrong with the work of a hardworking janitor; it’s just not the job description of a marketing executive. The marketing executive position has its own job title and one is expected to perform the duties in which they are hired for.

Just as your employer has job specifics for your role in the organization, God created you during this generation because He has a specific assignment for you in the body of Christ right now too.

Your role is so significant that He created you for it before you were even born.

This is why He decided to give a specific date for your birth and chose your parents and family tree. This is why He placed you in a certain country and city. Whatever He has in store for you is far better than anything you can make up on your own. Until you align yourself with His plan, you will feel like a fish out of water. Trust me, you won’t even realize you’re out of place until you allow God to have His way, then you will noticeably see that you were out of alignment—there is a huge difference.

I know life has been harsh for you up until this point, but God has not forgotten about you! The plan He has for you has not expired. The sexual/physical abuse, adoption, abortion, loss of a loved one, divorce, job loss, failed business, foreclosed home, rejection, or anything else that has happened in your past is gone. God wants to heal you from what happened in the past and do a “new thing.” Your past is that period of time before the present.

Here is what God has to say about your past. Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV says, Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing, now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness [desert] and streams in the wasteland.

Only Jesus can do this! No human being can do for you what only He can. So, please read and study that chapter in context so that you can get the full impact and understanding of that passage, when you do, you will be able to see your past differently.

Beautiful and victorious moments in our past are encouraging. However, for some reason we tend to magnify the bad things that happened opposed to the good. It’s easy to overlook all that the Lord has done for us along with how far He’s carried us. Likewise, it’s easy to dwell on the successes too, and they can often keep us from advancing to the next level. This is why God wants us to realize, yes, He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8)—and He’s omnipotent. His potential is unlimited, unrestricted, and boundless—it NEVER runs out. He has limitless capacity to create a new miracle out of your seemingly dead and hopeless situation.

It’s not over my friend until God says it’s over, and I encourage you to walk the path God has for you. Put your entire life in His hands and trust Him today. Yesterday is over and right now His mercies are new (Lamentations 3:23). Don’t spend another year striving for something that has nothing to do with your destiny. Take the first step now. It doesn’t have to be anything huge because you are a success as long as you’re doing what God has called you to do in this current season.

If you’re married be the best spouse ever, if you’re a parent be the best, if you’re on your job be the best. Allow God to use and transform you where you currently are. If you’re not sure where to start pray about it and realize that the destiny of every believer is to grow in Christ, witness to the lost, make disciples, love others, and to study to shew thyself approved. Won’t you rededicate yourself to His ways today?

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