You are a Person of Destiny

July 31, 2017

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

 

You are a Person of Destiny

 

God’s love has many facets and forms of expressions.  Some of them we love and some of them we don’t fully understand.  Through all of the elements of His love one principle holds true, all things are working for our good if we are among those that love Him.  If we love Him it is because we have been called according to His purpose.  In His purpose we have a destiny.  The thing that we must understand about destiny is that it requires us to reach a destination.  God has not promised us an easy road to that destination, even Jesus said, “in the world you will have tribulation.”  Who is a better example of this than Jesus is?  From the time of His birth satan sought to destroy Him.  In natural life He was not a child of privilege and in His ministry He continually faced those who sought to undermine and destroy Him.  Even in the end we see that He endured the cross, despising the shame.  Could we ever say that the Father did not love Him?  There was no greater love; yet through His natural life He endured hardships and difficulty.  Should we expect something different?

What is our destiny?  Romans 8: 29-30 goes on to say, “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”  Our destiny is to be conformed to the likeness of the Son of God who went before us.  Christ is our destiny. Even now that destiny is at work in our lives.   Day by day, as we walk with Him and in Him, we see His grace operating in our lives even through difficult circumstances.

The enemy’s job and purpose is to rob you of your destiny and to turn you off course.  His mission is destruction and death.  This is why it is so important to know who we are in the love of the Father and what our destiny and purpose are.  We learn not to be distracted by the chaos, calamity and circumstances that present themselves contrary to our purpose.  Our eyes and heart must be fixed upon Him.  Financial meltdown is going on all around us, but God’s economy is unaffected, because it is not of this world.  What you have invested in His bank is safe; moth and corruption cannot touch it.  Many of us are facing difficult times, but our daddy is God and He can sustain us.  In all that is coming upon this world it is critical that we keep our focus and not take our eyes off of the Lord.  He does love us.  He does care for us and He is operating in our best interest.

Romans 8:31-39 concludes by saying, “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Even as the Father has loved the Son, He so loves us.

Beware of the distractions that will come at you.  Watch that doubt and fear have no entrance.   Set your face as flint upon the One who will bring us through.  We are not here to escape our tribulations but to walk through them and overcome them in Christ Jesus.  Meditate always on what you have in Christ and who He is in you.  You a person of destiny.

blessings,

#kent

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