15th SEPTEMBER 2020
“I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” – Jeremiah 17:10
Often, when the Bible speaks of destiny, it’s in reference to a destiny people have brought upon themselves – whether good or bad destiny. For instance; “Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction” (Philippians 3:18-19). The scripture cites so many instances in which we are held accountable for our choices. For instance, “he who sows wickedness reaps trouble” (Proverbs 22:8); “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty” (Proverbs 14:23); “Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you” (Romans 13:3). One very interesting verse in the scripture says; “A man’s own folly ruins his life, .. yet his heart rages against the LORD” (Proverbs 19:3) This means that when some people foolishly wreck their lives or inadvertently do not gainfully apply themselves, they may yet insist on blaming God, or perhaps “Fate.” In this way, they persist in their folly. Even on the very serious issue regarding faith, it is still a matter of choice whether we accept the gift of faith or not; “Be not faithless, but believing” (John 20:27; see also Acts 16:31; 19:4).
Are you one of those who still cannot understand that you are truly the author of your own destiny? Although the scripture says, “for I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11), these plans and purpose of God only come to pass in our lives if we key into His blueprint and follow His ways in truth.
Are you currently off the tracks; it is not too late to fall in the track. The measure we put into life will determine what we get back from life. Some people complained that they have little or nothing to show for the number of years they had lived on earth, but today’s word says God will reward each according to their conducts and deeds. Our conduct and deeds form the basis of the reward we get in life. Perhaps, I should ask us today,’ what deeds and conducts have we exerted on life to warrant a fulfilled life in return? Or better still, what does God want from us? God wants us to do His word and serve His glory here on earth. As we do that, we begin to experience changes in our lives as well. To change your story is to rewrite your destiny and to become who God says you are. So many people are currently living a life of restricted value, either for themselves or for others. To be of no value or relevance in life is not the will of God for us. But that entire situation came about because of our wrong choices; wrong choices are capable of robbing us of the promises of God.
Concerning the things that are ordained and cannot be changed, God definitely will bring about His plan and purpose for humanity as well as creation. This is because only God is sovereign. God’s providence, therefore, is supreme; He exercises it in accordance with His divine purpose. Part of God’s divine purpose is to give us free will, that we may live the way we choose, and then take responsibility for our actions. Therefore, God has created a moral universe in which the law of cause-and-effect is a reality. The universe is run by God’s laws, therefore, there are no “accidents” in the universe. This is why your destiny will remain a natural flow from your choices. Nevertheless, Your destiny will not disturb the plan and purpose of God anyway (See the lives of Jonah, Jesus, and Paul) This is due to an all-wise, all-powerful God must have a plan, so it should be no surprise that the Bible speaks of a divine plan. God’s plan, since it belongs to God, is holy, wise, and benevolent.
The first step to attracting a good destiny is to imbibe the right attitude and display good conduct; second, believe that your life is capable of changing for the better, and you are actually willing to embrace changes. Third, is to bury every element of pride – your inability to commit yourself to God; remove bitterness against others; and resist unbelief. Fourth, believe in the Holy Spirit, and His powers to change you for good. Therefore, God is capable of breaking every hex or spell preventing you from gaining a fulfilled life, but your ways must be right with Him and your conduct must be worthy of rewards. He is a holy and compassionate God, full of mercy and truth. Are you ready to display the right attitude and good conduct? Are you ready to put more into life? Jesus is waiting with His arms stretched out, embrace Him today, and follow His way; He would teach you how to make good choices that will rewrite your destiny. God can make you greater, beyond your imagination!
Father in the name of Jesus Christ, today I embrace good conduct and align with your plan and purpose for me. Father, I declare that I am not a victim of any circumstance orchestrated by the lies of the devil; rather, I declare I am a victor by the power of the Holy Spirit. I am purified from every negative manipulation whatsoever. To God be the glory. AMEN.
FURTHER READING: Hebrews 12:1-3; 1 Chronicles 4:10; Genesis 32:29