Are You Ready for Destiny?
I talked yesterday about 3 principles to help you hold on to dreams and this is a further expounding of that.
I don’t know about you, but I like thinking about doing great things. We know and serve a great God so how could we not do great things? There is nothing wrong with the desire to do something meaningful and impactful, but life and circumstances can seem to hand us just the opposite. After a while it feels like you will never reach that destiny.
Destiny is what happens when those God-given desires, mixed with my particular gifting, are allowed to be healed, matured, and released to freely give away. –The Cure
The enemy would have you believe that God is holding out on you–or that if He intended to lead you into something great it would have happened already. There is, however, a gauge that tells the Father when and how much destiny to unveil in you.
You need to be…
I think maturity–we all think of that one. It’s not about age or arriving at a certain social level, but it’s about walking in the battle-tested and God-approved maturity that causes destiny to flourish.
But what about healing? I think most people wouldn’t recognize this as a quality or a prerequisite for stepping into destiny, but it’s so important. Wounds from our past, even childhood, can affect us deeply in our interactions with others in the present and our decisions for the future.
I have had so many times where I’ve asked God to show me where a pattern or behavior started in my life, and He does. I’m sometimes shocked by the seeming insignificance of events, especially in my childhood, but it wounded me. No matter how much I say it doesn’t matter or I’ve gotten over it, I need true healing.
That comes from His love, maybe some needed repentance or forgiveness, and walking into the freedom He brings. When I allow Him the room to bring that healing, grace is further enabling me to walk in true destiny.
We’re not trying to change into someone else. We’re not trying to eventually arrive at some higher level. God has formed us exactly the way He wanted, and we’ve come to believe it. We mature into who we already are, much like a caterpillar matures into a butterfly. –The Cure
You receive healing. You mature into who He made you to be. Then you need to be released. If you are not under an authority, how could you be released? Being part of a loving, grace-filled community is key to walking in your destiny.
Now, is this about reaching some higher plane or achievement? No, this happens over and over in your life as God will release you into as much destiny as you can carry. Sometimes it feels like too much. Other times it feels as if you’re waiting forever, but His timing is absolutely perfect if you will trust Him.
And all of this, you come to find out is less about pursuing your own destiny and fixing your heart and mind on the Giver of destiny.
How about you? Have you seen these 3 markers in regard to your destiny? Do you see healing as a valuable part of destiny?
Welcome to week 1 of Chapter 7 discussion of The Cure (disclosure) by John Lynch, Bruce McNicol, and Bill Thrall. We are taking a sentence, paragraph, or passage that inspires, encourages, or challenges and writing about it. Once again, we’ll be taking 2 weeks per chapter as these are dense and thought-provoking words. If you have a response on your blog, head over to my friend and co-facilitator, Sarah Salter’s blog for her thoughts and the widget to add your post. Whether you’ve read the chapter or not, please dive into the conversation!