Destined for Greatness are big words, wouldn't you agree? Most of us would not consider
ourselves ever destined for greatness but the Lord says we are!
Deut. 28: 1
And it will be, if you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe to do all HIS commandments which I command you this day, that the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth!
Those are powerful words from our God almighty. The context is talking about our blessings as the people of God. Now I know your flesh is telling you that there is no way you should be above all the nations. So let me ask you this... if the bible is for all men who would believe God, if he is not man that he can lie, if you are saved and believe with all your heart that Jesus came to die on the cross for you.... WHY CAN'T YOU BE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS?!
You were made in the image of God. You are destined by God for his purposes under heaven. Each of us have a calling on our lives that bring us to our own individual fullness through God the creator. When you see yourself, it is important that you see who you are through GOD's eyes. Who you are, was designed and cultivated long ago. God sees the end from the beginning. So, it is without question he knew who you would become. Some of us follow our destinies perfectly, they know their calling and they follow without hesitation.
But what if you don't know your calling... or you do, but you have no direction or understanding how to get there?
Revelation 4:1 says;
After these things I looked, and there was a door that was opened in heaven and the first voice which I heard speaking with me was like a shofar saying, "You must come up here and I shall show you what must happen after these things."
John is narrating this portion of the scripture, he then receives great revelation from God. I don't know about you but that tells me that God showed him the things to come. Not because John was so special but because he moved in God's spirit and glory. It is exactly what he calls all of us to do. Once Jesus died on the cross he offered all of us the opportunity to have a relationship with the Father that included the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He is our helper our comforter and the mind of Christ in us when we accept Jesus as our Savior.
God is deliberate in his actions and knowledge of the things to come. You have been made deliberately for the plan, purpose and will of the Father. You have been searching for the reason to this life. GOD has it! He rejoices at the very mention of your name! God is almighty but he is love and filled with great grace to find him where ever you feel you are in life.
The best thing about God is that he is full of intentions for your life! At the beginning of time, he knew he would create you for such a time as this, mindful of your place and position to be made in the image of the most high God for a plan and a purpose under heaven. There is nothing about you he didn't know ... and yet most of us think we are alone. Alone in mind, body and spirit. Yet, that is a fallacy, Placed there by a corrupt and torturous being called the enemy. His divine purpose, spoiled thousands upon thousands of years ago so he seeks to destroy yours as well!
The enemy has no lot in life. His purposes destroyed by his own actions, yet from your childhood he plots and plans your demise. The first thing he attacks viciously and with malice and forethought is your destiny in God. If he can divide you from the calling of God on your life he can derail the possibilities of a future that is both noble and good. He can rise out of you doubt and unbelief to the point that you would never believe that God's intended purpose for you ever existed.
I am here to tell you that it is a lie from the pit of Hell. God's plan is ALWAYS for your good. He lavishes upon his servants that which they could not believe themselves they deserve... HIS great pleasure!
Your dreams are doors that HE intends from the beginning of your life to build on and create in you someone special. Beautifully and wonderfully made for His creation! The Enemy cannot create, only destroy. Your belief that you were never made for anything special is a complete and total lie from the enemy. God can create in you the exact plan that is the most fulfilling to you. It will fill you up and take into account all your hopes and dreams. At that point God then takes you further and bigger than what you thought you could ever accomplish.
Let me conclude, that your destiny was made by God for God & the Kingdom for which you are called.
There is no other entity in this universe that knows you beyond what the Father sees in you. Your potential grand and your savior waiting in the wings to take on the massive destiny that lies before you. There is light at the end of your tunnel! It affords you great honor and hope to be the person you were created to be ... Divinely destined, Upright in your calling and filled with the Holy Spirit to be your guide. Gifts are just one part of your calling. God has the other in his hand.
How you use and develop yourself is all part of Gods plan. Destiny is calling! Get out your book and let God begin to write the story that is YOU and ONLY YOU. He has a great plan and a wonderful path to take you down. My God is great and a glorious God and he does NOT design destinies halfway. They are to the fullest extent he can think of... Dream BIG!
Never allow your path to cross what doesn't belong to you. By that, I mean the enemies lies.
It is NONE of his business. You are not the reject he would have you believe, but so, so, much more . YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and filled with His purposes and love. There is NOTHING GOD can not make right in your life. NOTHING that is to hard God cannot fix! YOUR life means something that no one else can fill for HIM. He made you uniquely gifted, and he is calling you to your rightful place next to him.
Allow God to transform you and fill you with his love and hope for the future he desires for you.
This is not a test, it is a decision to be made from your core. You have to make the decision with your will, your mind and emotions. ALL IN ... as they say.
If you struggle with heartbreak, he can restore that which was lost. It is His right and His love for you that bring you to him. He can change everything. Dig in deep my friend, and see what God has been waiting to do in your life since you were born. There is nothing deeper or stronger or has more grace for you to grow in... than His love. Do not sit there in devastation and not ask God for HIS help.
He loves you and there is nothing more pure than the love of the Father to His child. There is destiny in your way... will you capture it? Will you follow the path to an almighty God that will fight for the very breath you breathe. You have been called and you have been found complete in the Father.
ALL you are and all you should be is in the Father that cries out for your holiness to reach him. He is your ultimate destiny. He is your riches in glory. Come find what the Father says when he reveals you are Destined for GREATNESS!
I used to sing a song in church when I was young. It was called Deep and Wide.
The lyrics went " Deep & Wide, there is a fountain flowing deep and wide" . I hadn't thought about the song for decades. Suddenly, as with many things with God there it was before me.
There are many things about God I could relate to you but the thing I think is important today is that you know God is DEEP and WIDE. He is the land of milk and honey and it is constantly flowing!
My dreams keep me up at night sometimes but they almost always seem to convey such depth. Soon after I usually experience a break through. The depths of God searching me out, getting rid of the things in my spirit that are not His. I never reject his revealing of the things that need to be addressed. Sometimes they are difficult to swallow. Sometimes, it's like throwing the trash out the next day.
There is not much that God hasn't touched on within me and it brings me to him that much more deeply. At the core of it, being that his heart is for my heart. Developing me in such a way that the HOLY SPIRIT comes in and works on developing the parts of me God wants grown up for the body.
This last season for me was such toddler stage. I was learning to walk into my calling. I still feel wobbly at times, but I know like a good Father he is behind me and watches me carefully. How do you find the deep things of God? It begins with a hunger for him. A desire to take him seriously. Who knows what the Father can do once you give yourself to Him. Amazing things could happen!
My Father is deep and wide! There is no telling the adventure you could be on when you decide to abide in him and he in you. I was able to change my stars because of God. I didn't miss my Destiny nor my calling. I think it will surprise most people when they see the "me" God has been so graciously disposed to place inside me. My desires have definitely changed for the better I believe.
A house of cards can only stand for so long. So, traded mine in for the real thing. Now my house stands strong in the one true Father God. God in his wisdom creates simple steps (breadcrumbs) for us to follow but they are tailored just for us. Finally, when we have eaten all the crumbs we are offered a place at the table and we are surprised at its opulence. God has so much more for us than we have for ourselves. If you dream little dreams for yourself, God will dream BIG ones and gives us exactly what we need to bring about the whirlwind of Hope that will transform us into that which would could not conceive of. This is the light and Depth of God at his best.
Before we know it, we are given wings to soar like eagles and can't believe what God did to get us here. Believe me when I say, that song I sang as a little girl was only part of what God has to offer us.
Who will believe God, who will allow the Holy Spirit to transform the spirit man inside you?
I think you will be surprised at who you really are when God begins to change your stars and bring you to the land of DEEP & WIDE.
The enemy's traps have no place there.
Begin to ask God what he would like to do with your life. Allow that still small whisper to align with the love of God in your heart and let him lead the way. It occurs to me that if we are doing what the Lord has called us to do ... we are not comparing ourselves to others, we are not jealous of what others have but instead resting in the peace that only comes from God.
When our land is filled with the depths and breadth of God, there is wholeness and fullness, complete with his glory. God knows the heart of you written before you were born. Only he gets to say what you were made for and deliver you to it like it was the most natural thing under heaven. Developing God in your life is not an option as most people think, it is a necessity. It is a joy. It is a fulfillment, that leaves us all wondering why we didn't do it before.
While your searching know that God is always with you. Bringing comfort in every way to the body of Christ. Tender mercies flow over us as we search out only what the Father can bring to your life.
I believed he could change my life and he did. I believed in him and he showed up in such a way that my humble beginnings said it was a miracle! How in the world did God take a such a tiny creature and turn her into a voice that could reach so many. My love for HIM is strong and His love surpasses anything I could have ever done in the natural.
As you go through your day today, every once in a while thank HIM for the fountain that flows DEEP & Wide in you!
In Jesus Name- AMEN!
I Corinthians 2:
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
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I woke up this morning to these words. "For obedience in the Face of Danger".
What could it mean? I wasn't sure. I had dreams before when I was given the title to books or to show me something I needed to let go out of my spirit man.
This was a little different though. I slept for about 4 hours last night when I woke up to those words being spoken to me.
To say the least, I was somewhat puzzled as I stumbled to the bathroom. I thought about the tone of the statement. It's short but distinct revelation. I couldn't seem to make heads or tails of it. I didn't feel like I should be rewarded for a relationship with God I should have cultivated a long time ago.
But maybe there was a bit more to it. Maybe I wasn't understanding something.
So, today as I sit here sharing and pondering this strange piece of what God is doing in my life, I realize that he sees us. He really sees us. He sees not just the action but the thoughts and intents of our hearts while we are doing them.
I am in awe of Him. Not only did He give me the guidance and the understanding of what to do, He made it possible for me to do it. He has been there the whole way and yet he wants to recognize me for something HE did. I am more than blown away by his generosity.
What HE teaches me every day is that I am HIS and HE is mine. At every corner, he has got my back and on every road He is showing me the way. How fortunate are we to notice God working day in and day out in our lives.
It is not every day that I get a "word" dropped into my dreams. So, when I do get them they are very significant to me. That said, obedience is compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another's authority. I did do what He told me to do, but that wasn't the point. He and I, we did it together. Like a team ... like a family.
I don't know where writing will take me from here, but whatever I do I know God is watching me to see if I will do what he asks of me, when he asks me to do it.
This first book was an experience not only in myself discipline but in my relationship with God. I am glad to know that he sees my most devoted heart and that there is fruit there.
Thank you Lord for all you do in my life and in the life of the people who search after you.
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. - Jeremiah 17:10
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If I stand here and try to understand God’s grace in my natural mind, I am befuddled.
I don’t get why God chooses to do what he does. Let’s face it, we see in part.
It has always bothered me why one person got such a clear perspective of his life and I look in the mirror every day and think “Ok, what do I do now?” such is an artist’s life. Having everything at my disposal and having nothing beyond what God inspires me to have. I have said this before, but it is our faith that activates the things of God to their fullest measure, and my faith… today, seemed rather dim.
What I realize is that is exactly what flesh will bring you to, a dim, stained view of yourself. Did I know this before today? Likely not, but what I did in response to my flesh today… was choose (in surrender to God) to leave my flesh behind in search of a beautiful harvest for the day.
It is Autumn here in Texas. That means you could flip a coin as to the weather at any given moment in the day. It also means harvest time. When I was growing up that is what the boys did to make a few extra dollars, after school all the guys went to the hay fields. They bundled hay for about two weeks to a month and brought in the harvest. They were tired and worn out every night but they never stopped.
I guess what God showed me today is that it is time to bring in the Harvest. Time to reap what we have sowed during the year, to let our light shine for the world to see. At the end of the day, often it was beginning to get dark (like the world) and people would begin to pull lights out for the last bit of the field they were harvesting.
God let me know today that it was time to pull out my light and shine it for the world.
What have you been hiding that God is ready to harvest in you? Think about what he has brought to you the last 12 months. From the beginning it was so he could seed, plant, and harvest a great work in your soul, your ministry, your hope of a bright future for yourself and others around you.
Your light was not meant to shine on just your harvest but the harvest of the great souls ahead of us. God has planted in us such goodness that cannot be stored in one man alone.
Be gracious to the calling he has brought you to and fulfill the need of the souls around you.
Let light shine from you!
It has come to overwhelm those around you with love and hope for a season of transformation.
Your light is Holy unto God and he has created in you a place that it might shine forever more for this great work. Destiny is calling you. Will you answer? Can you resist God any further?
Our light is the one true God and he is writing on your soul, for he alone knows the power and might and strength he has purchased for you. Do not delay! Find your way in the Father and he will set you free for the Harvest is yet to come and you are needed!
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