June 4, 2012

Jeremiah 1:5-10
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
6“Ah, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.”
7But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
9Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth. 10See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”


God created us with destiny.  He knew our beginning and our end before we were ever born.  Our destiny  awaits our arrival.  It calls to us; it beckons to us come.  All our life we can be walking in perhaps unperceived portions of what is bring us into the greater.   The circumstances that touch our life, the environment that we grow up in, the influence of those around us, the physical, emotional, social and spiritual influences that shape us into who we are.  We are the product of many things, but first and foremost we are the substance of who God created us to be.
God says of His people in Isaiah  46:3-5, ” “Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived,
and have carried since your birth.  4Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
5“To whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?”
Psalms 71:6 says, “From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.”
Psalms 139:13-16 gives this revelation of our destiny, “For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
We were created for God’s good pleasure and whatever we were designed to become in Him was programmed in our DNA and called forth by His Spirit.
Many arguments have been waged and denominations formed on the predestination and sovereignty of God  in the lives of men.  Just know that He is sovereign and as Romans 8:29-30 declares, “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.”  God knows His own and His own He has called to partner with Him in walking by the Spirit to perform and bring to pass that destiny of God that is upon your life.  If we are a destined one in the Father to become conformed to the image of His Son, then our Spirit will be united with His to be the instruments of righteousness and salvation that He purposed and designed us for in this hour in time.  God didn’t form us just to have a form of godliness and deny the power thereof, He called us to exemplify His form in the earth through lives that demonstrate Him in love, power and authority.  We will know His own, because they will look more and more like Him.  For some, it may not yet be revealed who they are, but like Paul, in due season, it pleased God to reveal His Son in Saul.  We don’t know the time, the season, or the callings upon men’s lives, but we do know that we are to  faithfully share Him in many ways so that the Holy Spirit, working through us, might call out His own unto Him.
In Christ, you are already walking in your destiny; your faith and obedience, allows Him to bring it to the level and fullness of expression He created you for.  Be all that you were destined to be.


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