We have to seize every opportunity and boldly choose to exist and matter in this dispensation of grace. Let’s courageously live and embrace every moment of our precious existence. Life is an amazing gift that should be cherished, lived and appreciated. We must fiercely live and walk in our divine authority. Our lives have been destined from the foundation of the world! We are not a mistake but most definitely a plan of God. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:28-29). We are destined and have always been a part of the plan in the mind of God. God has taken time and planned out our lives. It was never “thrown together,” but was intricately planned and organized by our loving God. We can rest assured that we matter and are important to God. God has a plan and purpose for each of us and the destiny shall come to pass and we will not fail.
I’m a witness that we are destined and our lives or orchestrated. I was born two months early and my very existence was a battle from the beginning. I came from a family that struggled with mental illness, addiction and dysfunction. I was molested as a child, a teenage mother, suicidal, a battered wife, and a divorcee. But throughout all of that, I know God’s hand guided me. Each and every time, God worked things out for me. There were times I definitely should have died and situations that should have broken me. Yet, God has been so good to me. Over time, God led me to where I needed to be and everything worked toward my good. In hindsight, I understand that the process made me a vessel of honor for God’s use. The divine steps and things I lived through worked God’s plan in me. God knew the destined steps I had to take to become his servant and to help others through ministry.
I want to encourage each of us to fiercely fight for, and live out, our destined journeys. Many of us overcome some trying and difficult situations. Our years may have been filled with trouble, setbacks, trials, sickness and tribulations and many other things. But we are destined, and that has made all of the difference. Nothing that has happened or will come to pass can stop us. You have lived through things that have destroyed others. I can hear you say “I been through some crushing times, molestation, rape, abuse, addiction, divorce”. All things are working for our good just as the word of God has told us. Everything is moving us in the direction of destiny. Rest in the process and trust that God has everything under control. Know that everything that’s been permitted and allowed has been designed by the hand of God. God knows and protects our purpose.
Not only does God know our purpose, he has destined it. We must trust in the Lord and strive to do good and live right. Discouragement cannot be allowed to creep into our hearts. Do not allow the process of life to break us. We are also destined to prosper, be in great health, and chase after our destinies and achieve everything that God has spoken and shown unto us. God’s word will come to pass for each of us. It’s destined that the plan of God truly flows upon us. We are destined to win and complete the assignments upon our lives. Let us all seek God’s face in this season. For our steps are ultimately ordered by him.