Topic: The Enemies of Great Destiny
[Seeds of Destiny 21 June 2019 Devotional]
What you don’t understand, you cannot confront or conquer; what cannot be identified cannot be rectified; what is not defined cannot be refined.
SCRIPTURE: Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch. Genesis 49:3-4.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is one thing to have great potential but it is another thing entirely to have great destiny.
In life, experiences have always shown that having a great potential does not necessarily translate into having a great destiny automatically. It is one thing to have great potentials but it is another thing entirely to have a great destiny.
Now, one reason why great potentials do not automatically translate into great destinies is because of the existence of enemies of destiny. It is very important to understand these enemies because what you don’t understand, you cannot confront or conquer; what cannot be identified cannot be rectified; what is not defined cannot be refined.
Now, what are the enemies of great destiny?
i) Iniquity: Sin corrupts destiny.
ii) Indecision: This is inability to make up one’s mind. A person who cannot make up his mind cannot amount to anything on earth.
iii) Indiscipline: Discipline undergirds distinction and destiny. Discipline is doing what is required to achieve what is desired; indiscipline, on the other hand, is the failure to do whatever is required in order to achieve whatever is desired.
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iv) Lack of vision: Where there is no vision, there is no future. Your destiny or dignity is enhanced by your vision.
v) Pride: Pride resists your distinction. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18). The absence of humility was responsible for the fall of Lucifer and Queen Vashti (Isaiah 14:12-14, Esther 1:19).
vi) Societal influence: To surrender to the influence of society is to sacrifice one’s future. A person who cannot have a mind of his own except the popular opinion of society can never amount to anything relevant in life.
Beloved, my significant counsel is, make up your mind to overcome these enemies of destiny in order to fulfil destiny.
1.Go through today’s message again.
2.Make up your mind to overcome the enemies of destiny in order to fulfill your destiny.
: O Lord, I ask for the grace to overcome the enemies of destiny. Help me never to be a victim of iniquity, indecision, indiscipline, lack of vision, pride and societal influence, Lord in Jesus’ Name.