“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.”
These are tumultuous times. With every good report seems to come an exceedingly bad one.
I want to be an encouragement to you during what may seem like a very dark and confusing time.
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Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those suffering loss and trauma.
We are here to pray with you and stand with you in faith. I am committed to undergirding you with the Word of Truth that has the power to heal and restore.
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 NIV
God will strengthen and help you—but you must take responsibility for acknowledging Him in all your ways. (See Proverbs 3:6.)
It may seem counterintuitive not to lean on your own understanding during times like this, but the Word of God says that when you wholeheartedly place your trust in God, He will faithfully order your steps. (See Proverbs 3:5-6.)
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Don’t allow the circumstances of today to sabotage the potential of your future.
Decide now to align your destiny with your purpose.
Don’t look without, look within.
The last and greatest frontier of human exploration is not outer space, but inner space. It’s what God wants you to explore about yourself.
You have a wealth of treasure hidden in an earthen vessel. There’s always dirt around every buried treasure, and sometimes you’ll have to get your hands dirty to find it.
It’s time for you to go treasure hunting.
In the process, don’t focus on the dirt; focus on the treasure!
When the Holy Spirit begins to talk to you about you, listen! This is the greatest conversation God will ever have with you—when God reveals to you who you really are.
Connect with your authentic self.
This is what happened to Jacob when he wrestled…his old self was wrestling with his new self.
Never allow who you are today to sabotage who you can be tomorrow. You’ve got to begin to wrestle with your greater potential…you have be tenacious!
Sometimes you have to wrestle.
Too often we ask ourselves, “Who am I to think that I can be better or brighter or so anointed or so gifted?”
Who are you not to be?
God is not playing games with you. You know you’re better, you know you’re brighter, you know you can do greater things.
But perhaps you’ve allowed yourself to second guess who you are; because this is what you’ve learned. People told you that you should be humble. People told you you’re being arrogant.
Just because you know who are you doesn’t make you arrogant.
It makes you confident.
When you wrestle with yourself, how about you wrestle with learning what’s right about you, how gifted you are, how beautiful you are.
When you know who you are in Christ, you don’t have to dumb down to blend in,
Stand out in the knowledge of who you are in Christ.
The world is going to be cheated unless you do.
When Jacob was wrestling with God, he was wrestling with who he was going to be—and when he emerged, he emerged as Israel: “the prince who has power and favor with God and man.”
You can trust this indirect, spiritual side of yourself…for therein lies the blueprint for constructing the life of your dreams.
“Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”
Matthew 11:28-30 MSG
Get in step with the rhythms of heaven.
Discover how heaven is directing your steps. Finding your rhythm is all about getting in step—getting syncopated—with God’s time signature.
Destiny comes to you like a rhythm…there’s an ebb and flow. Stick to your rhythm!
Find your place in God’s symphony of purpose.
The Church is a great symphonic movement. Don’t cause dissonance in the realm of the Spirit by not properly playing your part.
Remember, there is harmony in diversity. Every part is integral to the whole.
When it’s your turn to shine, shine bright!
As we talked about last week, destiny is the outcome of the decisions you make.
You want to make decisions based on the revealed purpose for your life, and based on the strategy and vision that grows out of that purpose.
Purpose dictates vision, and vision dictates strategy.
Destiny flows from a dimension of thought and manifests itself as a product of intention and action.
The two processes by which we make decisions—intention and action—maintain or alter the path we take in life.
Destiny flows from purpose. You determine your path, but through prayer, God orders your steps.
“The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.”
Destiny is like a path. There are many paths you can choose to take. God leads us along “paths” plural. You decide on the path you’re going to take. That’s your decision. Once you determine the path, God will order your steps.
When your thoughts are synchronized with your potential and you allow God to order your steps—and when you act in accordance with your true passion—your destiny will be brought into full alignment with His purpose
…and His purpose is far greater than yours could ever be.
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
Proverbs 19:21 NIV
This formula is what makes great men and women of God great.
If you want to be great in your industry—and I’m praying you want to do something great for the Lord—that means your thoughts have to be synchronized with your potential.
Potential is unrealized power.
This is not your resume! Your thoughts should not be synchronized with your resume—things you’ve already done. Potential is what you have yet to do!
Synchronize your thoughts with the power latent in your potential and allow God to order your steps in accordance with your passion.
The proof of your purpose is passion.
Act in accordance with your passion!
When your passion is united with your purpose—when every action is driven by divine passion—then your destiny will be brought into full alignment with your purpose.
Destiny is always the result of a decision.
The moment you make a decision, all alternative options collapse—and that decision will bring to you results in the form of experience, opportunity, or condition.
Where you are today—every experience, opportunity, condition—is the result of every decision you’ve made.
Take ownership of what you think. Your decisions—your ultimate destiny—will follow your dominant thoughts. So think for a change.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Proverbs 23:7 KJV