CHILD OF DESTINY – Saturday May 16th 2015 ~ Open Heavens Daily Devotional Messages, By Pastor E.A Adeboye.
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CHILD OF DESTINY – Saturday May 16th 2015

 CHILD OF DESTINY
Memorise: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nation. Jeremiah 1:5
Read: Exodus 1:15-17, Bible in one year: 1st Samuel 26-28, Mark 9:30-50
A child who fulfil destiny can never be destroyed by the enemy. The fact that you alive today is a pointer to the fact that you have a destiny to fulfil, and this destiny is a good one (Jeremiah 29:11). By Pharaoh’s calculations, Moses was born to die. He orchestrated a diabolical arrangement with the midwives so that even before Moses was born, death was already waiting for him. However, the plan of God for Moses was quite different from Pharaoh’s plan. The good news is that God’s plan for you supersedes that of any human entity (Lamentations 3:37). Always be conscious of the fact that you are created for a divine purpose.

Although the children of God are a specially selected group of people (Ephesians 1:4-5), there are serious questions they must ask themselves and provide answers to in order to fulfil their destiny. Such questions include: will the plan of God for my life be fulfilled? The answer to this question is yes; that is if you are in good standing with God, because the counsel of God shall forever stand (Psalm 33:10-11). However, every child of God must remember that they can ignorantly upturn the plan of God for their lives as seen from the life-story of Eli the priest (1st Samuel 2:30)

Another question a child of God must ask if he or she would fulfil destiny is : can the plan of God for my life be completely fulfilled? The answer to this question may be positive for some and negative for some others. For example, God’s plan for Joshua was unfortunately not fulfilled completely. In Joshua 1:3-4, God declared that He would help Joshua to fully capture the whole of the Promised Land. God even spelt out its boundaries to him. But alas, at the twilight of Joshua’s life, God said this to him in Joshua 13:1:
“Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.”
What a disappointment. For you to fully realise God’s purpose for your life, you must make up your mind to be completely obedient to Him in everything He commands. When you consider the devastating effects of partial obedience on King Saul (1st Samuel 15:17-23), and the failure of King Joash of Israel who was asked to strike his arrow on the ground severally but stopped after the third strike (2nd Kings 13:18-19), you will learn how to obey God completely.     

Prayer Point:

Father, help me to completely obey you in all areas, so that I may fulfil Your divine purpose for my life.
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