If you are interested in discovering, unlocking and living your Godly destiny, then please kindly take this short video to heart.
Do you like straight talk from an English billionaire? If so, then you will enjoy this simple encouragement on taking personal responsibility rather than blaming circumstances.
If you are interested in discovering, unlocking and living your Godly destiny, then please kindly take this short video to heart.
This article appeared in Charisma's online magazine 1/12/16 and is a perfect fit for our library which links to resources which help you discover your Godly destiny. Vallotton opines, "American culture is fixated on always moving on to the next big thing.
If you're single, it's "when are you getting married?" If you're married, it's "when are you going to have kids?" If it's your career, it's "what is your five-year plan?" All of this can feel like a ton of pressure to have it all figured out.
To not only know exactly where you're going in life, but to know the perfect route to get there.
It has become all too common in the church for many to defer to "God's plan" for our lives. On its surface, it sounds like a "good, Christian" approach to life, but what if I told you it's not true? That God does not have a plan for your life?
Allow me to explain.
I believe without a shadow of a doubt that God has a purpose for every single person on the planet, but I do not believe He has a plan. What I mean by that is God has called each and every one of us to fulfill a particular role in the context of history, and there are 1,001 ways He can get us there. Instead of a singular, pre-mapped path to your final destination, it's a little bit more like a "choose your own adventure" story.
Revelation chapter 13 tells us that Jesus was crucified from the foundation of the world. Before the world ever had a problem, God had an answer.
It's beautiful that God had this laid out from before the beginning; that His Son, Jesus, would be born and die as a sacrifice for the sins of man that had not yet occurred. But isn't it interesting that in that grand purpose God had for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, there was no room at the inn for Him to be born?
The following article is Day One from Rick Joyner's Daily Devotional. Rick Joyner is famous for saying, "Keep the main thing, the main thing," and in this write-up he reminds us of the main thing as it relates to God in general, and Christ's destiny in you specifically. We recommend that you read this short devotional encouragement with your mind set upon the idea of discovering your Godly destiny. We believe this will help you set the foundation for eventually living your Godly destiny.
Joyner pens, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
Understanding the beginning is the beginning of understanding. The first verse in the Bible may include the four most important words ever written—"in the beginning God." The understanding of this one verse is the foundation upon which all truth is based. Before we can comprehend the end of the age, or our present purposes, we must first understand the beginning. This is the foundation upon which everything else is built.
"In the beginning God"—these four words are worthy of a lifetime of study, and will be the basis upon which an eternity of worship will be founded. We exist because of God. We, therefore, owe Him everything. He alone is worthy of our worship and devotion.
At the end of the age, the most pressing philosophical controversies still revolve around our origin. This is understandable because when we answer this one question right, the answers to all other questions are possible. If we answer it wrong, the door opens to almost every form of darkness and deception.
Just as the strength of a foundation will determine the magnitude of what can be built upon it, the depth to which we understand this one truth about our origin can determine the spiritual strength of our entire lives. When we understand that we had our beginning in God, and that He made us for His purposes, we are compelled to return to Him. The truth of our beginning is also the beginning of all truth. Since He made us, we are His. Therefore, His purpose and His plan must guide us.
If God made us, then we can no longer claim to be the centers of this universe. He is the center. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He is I Am. All things will be summed up in Him. Just as every compass will point to the magnetic north, all else will ultimately point to Him, the magnetic pole of truth. With this pole of truth in our hearts, we have a basis for every decision—what is His will? All things came from Him and all will return to Him. This is our destiny and the goal of our lives—to return to the One who made us, and to serve Him in all things.
In this video, Drew Dudley teaches us "we have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives." (Ted Talks)
We might consider renaming this video "Everyday Purpose." As Christians, we have Godly purpose woven into our very being - to be the salt and the light - to understand our role as leaders who make things better - and impact lives all around with the Love of Christ.
As such, understanding the ideas shared in this Ted Talk will help you discover your Godly destiny.
This short and beautiful video by Di Fruscia Photography with music by Clement DeMaria is a great opportunity to take a breath and quietly contemplate your Godly purpose.
The following poem is offered with this production:
"We are all different
But all the same
We were all brought here for one reason
And that is to create
We all need to find that special place
Where time stands still and dreams are born
A place we can be free, A place we can simply be
How to find such a place cannot be told
Through life experiences it will unfold
We must all find our purpose
Find what makes us feel alive
And stop finding excuses, Simply to justify
We must live with passion
Don't let our past dictate our future
Be who we should be
And embrace life in all its glory
If there is something you wish to be
Don't wait any longer
Because tomorrow might be too late...
The Perfect Time is Now
Take the first step
And you will see that life is beautiful."
From 99u, "We all have an idea we've been meaning to execute on, but how can we really make it happen? In this highly original, all-ages talk at the 99 Conference, illustrator Rilla Alexander walks us through this classic creative struggle by sharing the story of Sozi - an adorable character who walks us through the arc of an idea. She daydreams, she procrastinates, she sets deadlines, she gets tempted by new ideas, she buckles down and works hard - and finally - she realizes "Her Idea."
Rilla Alexander is an Australian-born Berlin-based designer and illustrator. Her cast of creatures dance across Madrid's Museo del Prado's ceramics and stationery products, populate Swiss Credit Cards for Cornér Bank and sleep on the walls of Hotel Fox in Copenhagen (where she replaced the bed with a tent).
As a member of design collective Rinzen, she has published several books exploring the creative process. The felt-covered book Neighbourhood featured the collaborative efforts of over 30 artists reworking and remaking hand-made toys in a sequence that stretched across the world.
Her all-ages picture book, Her Idea, was launched with an exhibition at Colette in Paris — and tells the tale of her alter-ego Sozi and her quest to make ideas happen."
We pray that this is the year you will bring your dreams from the imagined world to the real world as you discover, unlock, and live your Godly destiny.
We like this video, because it moves the discussion of purpose forward in a meaningful way. Rather than believing that discovering, unlocking, and living your Godly destiny is some idealistic "magical" moment you wait for, Cal Newport informs us that it is a deliberate, steady, hard working path.
From 99u, "American culture is obsessed with the idea that we need to "find our passion" in order to be happy and successful. But there's a problem: "It's astonishingly bad piece of advice," says best-selling author Cal Newport. We have no pre-existing passion. Instead, passion is found by first building a rare and valuable talent and using it to take control of your career path. In other words, be so good and work so hard that no one can ignore you.
Cal Newport is an author and a professor computer science at Georgetown University. His writing focuses on unconventional advice for life in school and after graduation. His most recent book, So Good They Can't Ignore You, argues that "follow your passion" is bad advice. Newport's writing and ideas regularly appear in major publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, and Inc. Magazine."
We pray that this video causes you to think deeply regarding your Godly destiny and discovering destiny may not be as simple as what feels good and causes passionate emotion.
According to Keith Craft.org "That which makes you different, makes you great!
When he was fourteen, Keith Craft looked at his right hand and realized that he had a fingerprint that nobody else had and that no one else ever would. God had made him unique. Today Keith Craft believes the glory of God is literally revealed in the individual fingerprint that He has given us. In Your Divine Fingerprint, Craft teaches you how to identify, amplify, and celebrate your uniqueness—and your connection to God.
You connect with God when you turn a defining moment into a miracle moment by making a decision and then taking action. When you understand the power you have to choose how a moment will affect you, you can then begin to define the moment instead of the moment defining you. And by taking action, you get nearer to fully living the greatness that God has given you and has given to no one else—the 1% you have that no one else has.
Pastor Keith Craft wants you to realize your greatness. He wants to give you the tools to overcome your blind spots, to find your winning edge, and to become the greatest thing you can be for the rest of the world—a servant leader. He wants to challenge you to believe not only that God created you but that God has a great purpose for your life. When you believe this, your life turns from natural to supernatural. And you start to live the blessed life that God wants you to live!"
This article was written by Kim Clement and was originally shared through the Elijah List. Kim offers us some very important perspective as to why we have a destiny in this life which extends to the next life. If you are ever discouraged or fatalistic about your Godly destiny, then this article is a must read.
Kim pens, "In this day and age, human beings are more determined than ever to receive their dream destiny on earth, handed to them on a silver platter. However, the fact that time is a teacher and often rewards marvelously if one endures the amazing transmutation, I felt it necessary to share my thoughts about this.Do we have a destiny while sojourning on this earth? Is there an allotment or a portion of my eternal inheritance granted to me on this earth, and if so, why? Many of the great prophecy teachers, like Chuck Missler and others, share the wonderful truth that while on earth this is our boot camp and the rewards of overcoming and fulfilling the will of the Father will be enjoyed throughout eternity.
I agree. However, many are simply waiting for that glorious day when they will step through the veil beyond time, and THEN enjoy the rewards. I personally believe that overcoming, obedience, and sacrifice are rewarded on this earth as well. During boot camp, there are rewards for diligence, hard work, and discipline.
I served in the South African Army from January 1976-1977, and subsequent training camps until 1978. During this boot camp period, there were times of refreshing, and those who went the extra mile and proved to be offering their very best were publicly rewarded and often given weekends off while other soldiers were banished to quarters.
Our Inheritance and Descendants
During our time on earth, though we are being prepared for eternity, there is a horizontal-vertical, Heaven-Earth purpose to receive our Earth-Heaven rewards. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, David, Peter, Paul, Mary, Simon, and many others had a destiny to fulfill while on earth to hand to their descendants. (Photo via Wikipedia)
God speaking to Abraham made this statement when revealing the great nation that would come from him, "Know for certain that your offspring will be strangers in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions...." Genesis 15:13-14
Please remember that prior to that, Abraham had "believed" the Lord, who then counted it to Abram as righteousness and Abraham had obeyed the Lord with the offering that God required in order to make an unconditional covenant. In other words, Abraham's faith and obedience was reaped by his descendants. "They shall come out with great possessions..." What you do today will not only affect your eternity, but generations on this earth when you are gone.
In order to discover your Godly destiny, it is necessary to hear from God. In this video, Jamie Winship explains how we are born with a purpose that is activated once it is redeemed by Jesus. He further encourages us to change the way we think through a series of "God Moments," whereby we learn to hear and obey His voice.
Hearing God's voice and subsequently obeying it is a key aspect of discovering, unlocking, and living your Godly destiny. Do you know what the Lord calls you and what He has named you?
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