22 May 2011
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).