The enemy would have you believe that you’re nothing special — that life is some combination of chance, circumstance, and heredity. But God has so much more for you. God has blessings, opportunities, promises, and a destiny that He has been planning to give you since He first decided to create you. It’s like He said to the prophet Jeremiah,
“Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you” – Jeremiah 1:5
Each of us is unique. Each of us is a gift. Each of us is set apart and appointed. Each of us is chosen. Each of us has a destiny. God identified you before you were born, He gifted you with exactly what you need to pursue the opportunities He is opening before you. He appointed you for a significant purpose. He selected you specifically because of who you are. It is your God-given destiny to take your life to the next level, to accomplish something of meaning, to make this world a better place because you have been a part of it.
Now, the enemy would like us to believe that we are evil, corrupted, beyond repair, and that change is near to impossible. But the good news is that this is not how God sees us. God created us. God knows us with all our strengths and weaknesses. He sees all of our potential and the challenges that stand in our way. God knows our history, our heredity, and our circumstances and still His plans for us are to bless us, to lift us up to new levels of joy, fulfillment, peace, and prosperity. He sees everything that is happening in our lives and He specifically tailors blessings, opportunities, and promises for us so that we can come to enjoy everything that He has been preparing for us. He is constantly moving in ways seen and unseen to provide new and improved relationships, more accessible resources, better connections, greater opportunity, richer health, fuller knowledge, deeper wisdom, clearer vision, and ever-increasing levels of success.
To embrace our God-given destiny, we must believe and embrace the fact that God is good, He is a very persistent giver, and He has promised to bless us because He loves us. We must refuse to believe the lies of the enemy that would tell us that God is distant, not concerned with our lives, or not invested in our success. We must reject the voices that would say that we are trapped, entrenched, confirmed, or limited by our past, by our traditional ways of thinking, by our family history, by our heredity, or by our circumstances. Because, as we step out in faith to engage with the reality of the goodness of Jesus Christ, our God, we will discover that His plans for us are better than we have even dreamed of, His ability to reach into our lives and lift us up to new levels of well-being and success is not limited, and His willingness to bless us is not constrained to just the few areas in our lives that we think about as “spiritual”, because His work with us is all-encompassing, reaching into every area and aspect of our lives to bless us, to lift us up, and to strengthen us so that we can accomplish great things. God is ready to take your life to the next level. Are you?