Topic: Man’s Creation And Destiny – God’s Design
God is the force behind the destiny of man.
SCRIPTURE: Then the word of the Lord came to me saying before I formed thee in the belle I knew thee and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:4-5
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If it is evil, it cannot be God. If it is not peaceful, it cannot be God, and if it is not what is expected, it cannot be God.
The word ‘destiny’ is one of the most misunderstood concepts on earth today. Some people think destiny means fate; others think that every misfortune that happens to a person is his destiny. But that is not true.
God is the force behind the destiny of man. And please note that if it is evil, it cannot be God. If it is not peaceful, it cannot be God, and if it is not what is expected, it cannot be God.
Our anchor scripture makes it clear that man’s creation was God’s decision and design. The implication of this scripture (Jeremiah 1:4-5) is:
a) No one is an accident of creation. It does not matter what process brought you into this world, you are not a biological accident or the product of a cosmic accident.
b) Man is a product of God’s deliberate intention. That settles the question of whether God loves you or not. God sat down and thoughtfully calculated that you are to exist. There is no one that came into this world as a result of God’s absent-mindedness.
c) Your parents participated but they were not the determinant of your existence. If your parents are not the determinant of your existence, then they are not permitted to define your destiny or your future. That is why what followed your parents must not necessarily follow you.
Beloved, do not look up to any human being to confirm your value. The most important opinion that matters to you should be the opinion of your Maker.
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REMEMBER THIS: If it is evil, it cannot be God. If it is not peaceful, it cannot be God, and if it is not what is expected, it cannot be God.
Go through the study again.
Be aware of who you are especially what God says about you from the scriptures.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank You because I am wonderfully and beautifully made. Thank You for the wonderful plans you have for my life, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: What you say determines what you see. Your confession determines your destination. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 55-57
AMAZING FACT: Female kangaroos can determine the sex of their offspring. They can even delay gestation when environmental factors are likely to diminish the chance of young surviving.