Destiny is your soul’s call to greatness. It describes the course of events in our lives, organized and structured by God to fulfill His destiny and His purpose in our lives. In fulfilling that destiny in our lives, it becomes the expression of God’s grace and his unfailing love for us.

There are things that come along with destiny. Let’s look at Abraham because he’s an example of someone who actually walked in their destiny. With Abraham, we learned that your destiny is going to cost you something. In Genesis 12:1-4, God told Abraham to pack up his family and leave everything that he knew and follow him. Now, I don’t know about you, but just think if God said, “get your family, pack one bag of piece and leave. Go where I tell you to go and trust me”. Could you do that? Well, we know that Abraham showed that he truly trusted God because of his obedience.

You Have to Give Up Something on Your Journey

For Abraham, that journey to his destiny cost him leaving his family, just taking his immediate family, leaving everything he knew, his home, his land, his animals, everything. It costs him everything but his family.

Look at Proverbs 3:5-6. God tells us to “trust him with all our hearts and lean on him and not to our own understanding and in all our ways acknowledge him and he will direct our path.” So, He laid it out for us even before we were born. Our destinies were prepared, packaged, put on a shelf, and on hold until we were ready to receive them.

The Promise

God will fulfill your destiny. In Genesis 12:2, it says, “And I will make you a great nation.” Again, He’s talking to Abraham. He told him, I will make you a great nation and I will bless you and I will make your name great so that you will be a blessing. In that instance He was telling Abraham that I’m going to bless you so that you can bless someone else. You’ve got to remember that your destiny is not only for you, but it’s for someone else too. So when you’re not walking in your destiny, just think, other people can’t reach their destinies because you have fallen short.

When He tells you to do something, even though our destinies are written, we must make a move. God is not going to take us to our destiny or show us what path we are supposed to be on if we don’t take a step. We make a move. We’ve got to do something. He’s not going to do it for us if he doesn’t see that we are willing to sacrifice something, to take that step, and take that leap of faith.

The next thing is, your destiny, again, is not only for you. In Genesis 12:3, it says, “I will bless those who bless you and him who dishonors you, I will curse and in you all the families in the earth shall be blessed.” He told Abraham when you do this when you follow me when you follow me to your destiny, you’re not going to only be blessed., but every family and every generation after you is going to also be blessed.

Your Choice

Your destiny is your choice. God does not press His will upon us. He always gives us a choice. He gave us free will so we can decide, yes we want to follow him or no we don’t. Yes, we want to go to our destiny. Yes, we want to see all those awesome things he has in those packages on that shelf for us or no, I’m not interested. Thank you I’ll keep living like I’m living, going like I’m going, and stay where I am.

You have to trust God and you have to trust yourself. You’ve got to take the first step. He’s already laid it out for you. He’s orchestrated it. He’s done everything He can do. One thing God’s not going to do, He’ll hold your hand as you walk, but he’s not going to take you there and just give it to you. Think of kids, those of us who have kids, they are not going to be very grateful if we keep giving them everything. Sometimes our kids have to work for things. We adults even have to work for things that we want. No one’s going to hand them to us. Nine times out of ten when somebody gives you something or gives someone something, they’ll take it. They are excited to have it.  Now that they have it, what do they do with it? They put it in a corner, put it on the shelf, put it under the bed, or even put it on the floor. Why? Because they didn’t work for it. They didn’t do anything to actually get what they desired. It was important before they got it, but once they received it and it was given to them, it didn’t mean as much as if they had to actually work for it themselves.

So, my question to you is, “Are you ready to walk into all that God has planned for you in your life? Or are you going to stay stuck in the same place that you’re in?” He has so many wonderful things in store, not just for you, but for your family. Think about that and decide if you’re ready to actually move on and take that step into your destiny.

Your Destiny Awaits!