I’m Aware: What’s Your Destiny

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:27-28 KJV

We all have a destiny designed by God. It is a destiny of love, peace, joy, and increase. From the beginning of time, God gave man everything that was needed to fulfill the promises of prosperity he declared for our existence. Then he gave us free will to choose that destiny. The conditions of our lives can become very disheartening and thwart our belief in God’s love for us. The ways of the world are fearful, anxious, and lacking, the very opposite of God. When we prioritize our own agenda over God’s plan for our lives, we set ourselves up for failure. What is your destiny? You choose!

Yesterday, I celebrated my 28th birthday, and leading up to this day I had been an emotional wreck. It is very easy for us to slip into a place of fear, discouragement, and anxiety. Even me, after all the battles that I have conquered, I too have days where I forget who I am as a child of God. I have so many demanding roles in my life as a wife, a mother, a businesswoman, a friend etc. that sometimes I can allow those roles to externally pull me in different directions. This creates an overwhelming atmosphere where I become weak and susceptible to worldly views instead of being strengthened by Christ.

In these moments, I stop! I pause and reflect to encourage myself and reclaim the destiny God preordained for my life. But what is that destiny? In Genesis 1:27 – 28, God declares the destiny of man. We are made in the image of God to be fruitful and multiply with dominion. That means God has given us the power to live well. End of story!

But that is not really the end of the story; it is actually just the beginning. The question becomes: How do we live well? How do we fulfill our destiny?

Our first step in manifesting our destiny is to believe in God and the promises of prosperity he has decreed over our lives. The second step is to grow up, be responsible, and take care of our selves. We must understand that as adults no one is responsible for our destiny except us. We cannot make excuses and continue to blame others for our unhappiness. The people in our lives, our mothers, fathers, spouses, friends, employees, business partners etc. can only support the vision we have set. They cannot lead our lives for us. Their only power rests in communing with us in the conditions we have allowed to manifest weather our lifestyles align with God or not.

Which brings me back to my birthday meltdown. I had been overwhelmed, because I was not putting my life in proper perspective as a pregnant woman. I had a laundry list of unnecessary things I “needed” to do without factoring my health and wellbeing as a woman with child. When my frivolousness caught up with me, I immediately attacked my husband for not supporting my efforts. But how was he to know I was overwhelmed? I set the vision. If I was overwhelmed in any capacity it was up to me to prioritize my life.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

We must put our lives in proper perspective by listening to God. It is important that we are internally driven instead of externally pulled. Let my exhaustion and meltdown be an example of how blaming our circumstances on people, places, and things versus renewing our mind to accept God’s point of view halts our destiny. Everything that happens to us is for our good and it is up to us to understand the why, how, and what according to God. God speaks to us through experience. If we keep experiencing the same things over and over again it is because we are not listening. What are your current experiences saying to you? What is your destiny? You are the Master!

CJM