Getting in touch with our destiny in Christ can have the single most powerful impact on our own life after coming to know the Lord, being born, and being baptized in His Spirit. All Christians are called to be witnesses, but we also have a calling in His Body that is more specific than that.
The main factors that will lead to a revelation of our destiny and being prepared for it are the following:
A. Resolving to do the Lord’s will as the chief pursuit of our lives.
1. All Christians are called to be “soldiers of the Cross”. All soldiers know that they can be called upon to pay the ultimate price for their cause. For this reason, the soldiers of the Cross are called to take up their crosses and commit to die daily to their own interests in order to serve the interests of Christ:
“If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his Cross daily, and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23).
“For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.” (Luke 9:24)
“You, therefore, must suffer hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:3)
“No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.” (2 Timothy 2:4)
“And he died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” (2 Corinthians 5:15)
B. Beholding the glory of the Lord.
C. Finding and becoming a committed part of the body of Believers we are called to be with.
D. Receiving the ministry of the five equipping ministries listed in Ephesians chapter 4.
E. Being discipled by someone other than the pastor.
F. Engaging in our calling.
QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:
1. Am I totally sold out to the Lord Jesus Christ?
2. Am I willing to aggressively pursue the services of someone in the Body of Christ to Disciple me in my Christian walk?
3. What are 3 reasons why I need someone to disciple me in addition to my participation in church services, Sunday school, bible study classes, Christ encounters etc?
“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
EXPECT THE IMPOSSIBLE. NOTHING is too hard for Him and He is teaching us how to walk in supernatural power and wisdom. We have been given the measure of faith and the gift of the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us into ALL truth. It’s a supernatural COMPASS that directs us and guides us when we have no natural vision to see ahead.
Literally, EVERYTHING we do is by faith. The change in circumstances is HIS responsibility, not ours. He has promised to complete the work He has started in us, to fulfill His plan and future for our lives, to open shut doors, fill us with the knowledge of Him and His will through the Spirit, and be fruitful in everything we do, growing in the knowledge of God (see Colossians 1:9-12).
“My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” – Psalms 62:5-8
In His Presence Are the Answers That You Seek.
Wear the crown of glory that He would have you wear uprightly. Lay down any identity that man would come with. Man would come and try to push His crown off your head, and put upon it a counterfeit identity.
Lay down all these things that rush into your mind – to where you cannot even come into His presence, because your mind, your spirit, is somewhere else.
Call everything that would command you to give up dreams and visions and hope – command it to be cast behind you, for it is of the enemy.
Let His Spirit rule and reign. Let Him begin to flow out of you – with discernment, with knowledge, with worship. Practice this when you’re alone.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY