Desires, Dreams and Destiny

22 May 2011


1. Introduction


2. You have a Destiny


(a) Common Ideas of Destiny

e.g. “Fate”, “Karma”; Star Wars Movie “It is your destiny”.


(b) Christians have their own idea of destiny

= He is the sole originator of all thoughts, decisions,


= When something goes wrong God is to blame.


3. God’s Destiny for you was planned before you were born


(a) Samson – Destined to be a deliverer



(b) Josiah – Destined to be a reformer

            1 Kg. 13:2 – Destiny foretold 360 years ahead of his birth.

            2 Kg. 21:24


(c) Jeremiah – Destined to be a prophet

            Jer.1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, I ordained you”.

            God created us long before He forms us.

God imagined trees – created seeds – every seed is potentially a tree.

Before Jeremiah conceived – a destiny was formed by God for him.


(d) You and Me – Destined by God for greatness

            Eph.2:10 “We are His workmanship – created in Christ Jesus unto good works which

God prepared beforehand that we would walk in them”


·         Identity – who I am

·         Works – what I am called to do

·         Time – a period of time to accomplish works. Ps.139:16




4. You were created by God for a Purpose

(i) Chosen by God (ch.1:4)

(ii) Destined for Son-ship (ch.1:5)

(iii) Joined to Holy Spirit (ch.1:13)

(iv) Needing revelation of calling (ch.1:17-19) + purpose

(v) Raised to realm of Kingdom (ch.2:6)

(vi) Belonging to a body/people – church (ch.2:19) (4:12)

(vii) Needing to learn how to walk with God (ch.4:11)

(viii) Needing to learn how to warfare for destiny (ch.6:10)

= to bring into existence something that is unique, is designed for an assignment, that could not evolve by itself.

= to be occupied with, to fill your life accomplishing.

= to trample on path, tread underfoot, conquer a territory.


5. You are “Hard Wired” for your Destiny

(i) God speaks to us – must learn to hear, respond, walk.

(ii) God has hard wired us with desires, passions, dreams.

(i) You are a King (Rev.5:10)

(ii) You are one spirit with God (1 Cor. 6:17)

(iii) You are a winner in life (1 Jn.4:4, 5:4)

(iv) You have power (Acts 1:8)

(v) You have an inheritance – territory to possess (Jn. 14:12)

(vi) You are blessed to bless others (Gal. 3:13-14)

(vii) You must take initiative (Lk. 19:13).