How are we able to believe that God does indeed have a destiny for us when the pressures of life make us think that our destiny is out of our reach? I can assure you that every one of us has a destiny and it is God’s ultimate plan for your life. Jeremiah 29:11says “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Too often people allow adversity to become the final verdict over their lives. They faithfully poured themselves into something that was close to their heart only to one day see that it did not turn out to be what they had envisioned. There is a feeling of defeat that can penetrate your soul that could cause you to question your self-worth, let alone think that you have a bright future. This would be true if we allow the enemy to have his way but Romans 8:37 tells us “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Because we are more than conquerors, we have more than enough within us to walk into the destiny that God has already ordained for our life.
One factor that can hinder you while you are pursuing your destiny is negative words from others. Many times others can see your destiny even when you can’t, and if it’s a person that does not want to see you succeed, chances are, they won’t have any problem offering words of discouragement. Words like: “I’ve seen a lot of people fail in that area.” Or “you don’t have enough experience.” I suggest that you use wisdom and discernment in determining who you should share your hopes and dreams with. Ask the Lord to make you as wise as a serpent yet harmless as a dove, as stated in Matthew 10:16. In the fullness of time the will of God will be done in your life, but can you fight the good fight of faith and endure to the end?
God’s destiny for you will not change. God cannot change. He made a promise and God is a promise keeper. We must learn not to measure the power of God by our circumstances. God’s destiny for you isn’t based on how you feel, or what you are going through or what you can’t see ahead of you. You might think that you are stuck in a situation and that nothing good lies in your future, but nothing is further from the truth! You don’t know the end of your story; it hasn’t happened yet. Be assured that God has a plan to take you from where you are now to where He has planned for you. Trust Him and never doubt no matter what it looks like right now.