The Word of God tells us that while you were being formed within your mother’s womb, God knew you. It further says that you were fearfully and wonderfully made by God and that there is nothing about you that God does not know. God knows your past and your present and He wants nothing more for you to live your life so that you reach the destiny that is His will for your life.
Your past is just that, it has passed and has no bearing on God’s plan for your future. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior all things have become new – even you. Just because you were raised in a negative environment, you don’t have to stay there, that is not who you are. Reprogram your thinking; when God puts the blessing on you, it doesn’t matter what people say or how they treat you. All that matters is that you are a child of God and He has blessed you, and nothing else should affect you.
People are powerless to stop the blessing on your life. Satan doesn’t fight you for where you are; he fights you for where you’re going. You may be facing difficulty right now but Satan is hoping that it distracts you enough to keep you from praying, praising and spending quiet time with the Lord. God has promised to keep you in perfect peace if your mind is upon Him. Storms are inevitable, but learn to appreciate the process and let it have it’s way because on the other side you will see that you have learned something that will take you to the next level. You will be stronger and made to realize that God has brought you out yet again.
God has a thousand ways to get you to your destiny. When one door closes another one will open. Just at the right time, you will meet the right person or the right opportunity will come along that will push you forward. So, don’t become discouraged when you don’t see how you are going to make it. When it looks like it’s over, God has the final say. If you’re going to live in victory encourage yourself by declaring “I’m a person of destiny; God’s favor surrounds me like a shield; no weapon formed against me will prosper; what God started in my life, He will finish.” You will become everything God has created you to be if you only believe. Why? Because it’s your destiny!
Many people are not yet sure of God’s plan and purpose for their life. In fact, they are not convinced that there is something beyond their present circumstances or that they have a destiny at all. They are merely living from day to day hoping just to make it to tomorrow. The truth is sometimes we need a little push; we need someone to help push us to our destiny. God will use different people and the most difficult circumstances in our lives to move us to the next level. We must first be stretched because we can’t get to where we are going thinking the way we currently think. Isaiah 55:8 tells us that God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are our ways His ways, so stretching us will prepare us to handle a destiny that we never would have imagined.
God sees something in us that we do not see. We place limits on ourselves whereas in the heavenly realm, nothing is impossible! Sometimes we allow our emotions to prevent us from seeing our destiny, and we allow our present moment of frustration to impact our future in a negative way. We think that if we haven’t already done it – we can’t do it. We think that nothing good will ever happen to us because of where we are right now. We think that tomorrow will be just like today, but that is not true. In one moment, everything about your life could change, and you will do yourself a lot of good if you trust God more than you do yourself. You might be burdened down right now and don’t understand why you have to go through what you are going through, but God will get us to our destiny! Every situation will connect if we hold on to our faith.
Don’t let your present situation define you; rather you define your situation and the outcome by your level of faith. God can take your biggest problem and use it to push you to your destiny because Romans 8:28 tells us “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Don’t lose hope when you are being stretched beyond your comfort zone; walk by faith and not by sight. God’s destiny for your life will come to pass; remember that God is in control. Isaiah 14:24 says “The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. ” Verse 27 says “For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?” In other words God is saying no one can stop His plan and no one is more powerful than He.
Trust God to lead you to His ultimate plan for your life by totally surrendering all to Him. What do you have to lose for nothing you can imagine can compare to what God has predestined for you.
In the beginning God had a thought about creating something out of nothing because Genesis 1:2 says that “the earth was without form.” The world as we know it today is the result of someone’s thoughts. Every invention was first a thought in someone’s mind, and that is the key to success. A thought must be carried out; action must follow before it can become a reality. We are what our thoughts have made us; so be careful about what you think about. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Henry Ford said that “whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you are right!” Your thoughts become a reality. They are powerful because they are either dragging you down or lifting you up and you act based on what you are thinking. And, don’t try to change someone else’s mind about what they think about you. That person’s thoughts have no bearing on who you are. Stay focused on the thoughts in your head and not the thoughts in someone else’s head. Don’t spend time with negative people; it can rub off on you even if you don’t think it will. A negative word has life just like a positive word, and if a negative word has the power to make you feel and think bad of yourself doesn’t that mean that a positive word will lift you up and empower you? Use your time and energy to be with positive people and let them encourage and support you.
You are creative whether you realize it or not because God is creative and you were made in His image! Genesis 1:26 says “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” If man was created in the image of God,then everyone is capable of creating something and it begins with a thought. God has given you everything you need to be successful; it’s up to you to ‘think’ how to use what you have and then go do it! You are one thought away from fulfilling the prophecy you have already been given but you are waiting on God to do the next thing when, in fact, God is waiting on you to think it through and act on it.
John 10:10 says “The enemy comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Success is taking captive a negative thought and putting on the mind of Christ. What you think has everything to do with where you go from here. You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
Question; What are you thinking?
The Lord’s Prayer contains the following words “thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The only way God’s will will be done on earth is for Believers to yield to God and make themselves available to carry out God’s plan and purposes every day of their lives. Many people have yet to learn God’s purpose for their lives. They aimlessly go about their day doing what they want to do without recognizing that each day is a gift from God and He has a specific plan for their lives. Or, they know that there is something more that they can do but are unable to act upon it because they are not in a position for the spirit of God to move in their lives.
It’s easy to hang onto the hurts, failures and disappointments of the past; some even get stuck there, but God wants those who are called by His name to move forward, to move on to bigger and better things. In 2015, move forward – for your sake you must move forward. God wants to give you beauty for the ashes in your life; but He can’t give you beauty if you are holding onto the ashes. Let it go! Let go of the things that are behind you and reach for the things that lie before you. Want the beauty God has for you more than you want the pain of the past. You are a part of God’s plan for this earth and no one can do what you are here to do better than you can.
It’s good to set goals for yourself, but include the purposes of God in your goal setting. Give Him priority and then ask Him to help you achieve the desires of your heart. As Job said God “can do everything.” God loves you more than you can comprehend, and all He wants is for you to put Him first. God wants you to know that you are here for a purpose, and if you get involved in His purposes, He will get involved in your plans. God can do exceedingly more that you can ask or think but are you willing in 2015 to echo the words of Jesus Christ “nevertheless, not my will but thy will be done?”