Are You Ready to Step Into Your Destiny?
Do you feel like you have missed your destiny?
There is good news! Don’t be discouraged. In spite of missed opportunities, it is never too late to move forward and step into your destiny.
Sorrow and pain precede the glory and fruit of experiencing one’s destiny. Choose to place yourself under the authority of the Lord Jesus, who always walked under His Father’s authority.
In the following video, I shared how these three people stepped into their destiny. Read the overview below or skip to the bottom to watch the video.
Naomi Was a Woman of Destiny
Ruth watched her mother-in-law, Naomi, who was kind and had a beautiful spirit. Ruth thought and compared Naomi to the women in her village and knew she wanted to emulate Naomi, who unwittingly had stepped into her destiny. Because of her loving heart, Ruth began to worship the Living God.
After their husbands died and Naomi decided to return to Bethlehem, Ruth made an amazing declaration. “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God” (Ruth 1:16). Loving and respecting Naomi, Ruth placed herself under the authority of Naomi’s God and moved forwards towards her destiny.
Ruth Stepped into Her Destiny
When she obeyed Naomi and went to the threshing floor to speak to Boaz, she stepped into her destiny. Facing her shame, she was redeemed and become the grandmother of King David. From her lineage came Jesus Christ.
The Garment of Jesus & Destiny
In Mark 5 we read about the woman with the issue of blood who took action and in spite of the difficulties, took action to place herself under the authority of Jesus by touching the hem of His garment. As she did, she stepped into her destiny and became an inspiration to individuals down through history.
Jesus Embraced His Destiny
Jesus faced the horror of the Cross in Gethsemane. His thoughts always led Him to declare “Father, Thy will be done.” In the Garden He prayed, Abba, Father, all things are possible for thee; take away this cup from me.” Grieving, He declared, “nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.” As He made this declaration, He stepped into His destiny and triumphed over death by rising from the grave. Because He lives, you and I may also live.
Each chose to come under authority – though it was difficult and costly. Yet each triumphed as they stepped into their destiny.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” John 12:24
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