Destiny

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For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

Jeremiah 29:11 AMP

There are things in life we are destined to do or become.  One person is destined to be a teacher.  Another person could be destined to be a professional basketball player.  I might be destined to own my own business.  The things that we are destined for comes from the Lord our God, because he is the one that has a plan for us.

The word destiny is given two definitions by the Oxford dictionary.  One of the definitions describes it as “the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future.”  The Lord’s plans for us are for “welfare and peace and not for evil,” that is if you have the right intention.  If you, for example, decide to become a serial killer, you’ve made a conscience decision to ignore God’s plan.  You will be executing the plans given to you by Satan, whether you realize it or not.  Only by worshipping the Lord will you fulfill your God-given destiny.

This corresponds with the Oxford Dictionary’s second definition of destiny, which is “the hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future.”  And what, or who, is this hidden power?  If you believe what the scriptures of the Bible say, you know that the hidden power is God.  That’s why it’s important to pray.  When you ask him in prayer to reveal your destiny, he will give you an indication or a sign of what that is.

If you, for some reason, believe that you’ll never fulfill your destiny, keep in mind the advice given in the scripture Habakkuk 2:3.  It states that your “vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry (seems slow), wait of it; because it will surely come (your destiny), it will not tarry.”

Published by J. Core

I am a retired veteran of the Virginia Army National Guard. I live on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. My desire is to use the words of the Bible to improve the lives of other people.

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