Day 7 January 8th 2019
FOCUS: to find and fulfill your destiny
Psalm 18:36: You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.
Psalm 37:23: The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.
So often, we are the ones to decide what we want to be or do with our life. As children, we are asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” There is an unspoken pressure to decide, and then somewhere around your junior or senior year in high school, it becomes spoken with a deadline affixed to your sophomore year in college. But, finding and fulfilling our destiny can only be done in God.
Joseph was given a dream, David had an encounter with a prophet, and Joshua had a mentor. In all three cases, God conveyed His plan into the lives of these individuals.
Jeremiah wrote that God has a plan for your life and when you seek Him, you will discover your destiny (Jeremiah 29:11- 13). Moreover, you find out His plan is far superior to yours.
Holding on to the dream is tough when you face prison time and accusation as Joseph did. The words of the prophet can fade away when you find yourself hiding and living in caves, as David did. The disciplines of your apprenticeship imparted by a mentor can become a lonely place when he is gone, as Joshua discovered. However, all three experienced what Mary said in Luke 1:37, “no word from God is without power”. It is only the word from God that can sustain you in the long term. His plan for our lives is better than our own.
The greatest joy, fulfillment, and success come when we seek Him about the direction for our lives and commit to follow His plan for us.
REFLECT:• Where do you believe God is leading you?• Are you willing to surrender your plan to discover and live out His plan for you?
PRAYER: Lord, please give me the next step in Your Divine plan for my life. Help me to be still and know that You are God, so that I can clearly sense Your guidance and hear from You. I commit to follow you forever.