Destiny- Part 1
God Conceals Destiny and Greatness From Us
In Proverbs 25:2 we read, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” Destiny is defined as “the future or the predetermined path for our lives.” There is a mystery behind destiny we can hardly comprehend. Destiny is like the kingdom of God; it is hidden until we discover it (Mt.13: 45, 46).
God also conceals greatness from our eyes. Each one of us has a potential, which we hardly know or see; God often hides the fullness of our potential from us. Only God knows the end from the beginning. None of us knows the end from the beginning. David’s greatness was concealed. God had to bring Samuel to anoint him, so as to unravel his greatness. David’s greatness would not have manifested, if there were no Goliath to confront.
The Bible is a narrative of many, whose future and potentials were hidden from them. Somehow, through hard work, suffering, prayer and perseverance, they were able to unravel their destiny. The future and potential of Ruth and Naomi were concealed from each other. They needed to complement each other in order to discover the fullness of their destiny. Orpah, whose destiny belonged elsewhere left, leaving Ruth and Naomi behind to sort out their lives together.
Joseph and Mary could not fathom the destiny of the child God had given to them to nurture. At birth, Simeon had predicted that Jesus was a destiny child, whose birth signalled the rise and fall of many in Israel. As Jesus grew up, many things happened around him, which his parents never understood. We simply read that, “but his mother kept all these things in her heart” (Luke. 2:33-52).
Joseph’s destiny was concealed from his parents and he did not even comprehend the tapestry of his life. For example, he wondered why he was in prison. He pleaded thus with the butler: “But remember me when it is well with you…For indeed, I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and also I have done nothing here that they should put me into the dungeon” (Gen.40: 14,15). Joseph’s destiny unravelled with time.
The potentials of Leah as a woman was hidden from Jacob who was so fixated on Rachel. When you look at a potential wife, you hardly would know the jewel in her, and only time will tell. Similarly, when you look at a potential husband, you rarely would know the treasure in him, only time will reveal it.
How Do We Discover What We Do Not Know?
We discover what we do not know by prayer and fasting (Jeremiah 33:3).By the revelation of the Holy Spirit, we discover the deep things of God that pertain to our destiny (1 Cor.2: 11).
By faith, Abraham took a journey to Mount Moriah to sacrifice his son, Isaac. It was there God revealed the lamb to him. A journey of faith with God unravels many things about our destiny. Marriage is one of such things that unravel our destiny. God needs to bring you in touch with the right partner that will shape your destiny.
Counselling reveal our gifts and talents, which eventually leads us to realise our destiny.Destiny is not visible to the naked eyes, it is concealed; it is discovered by the journey of faith, by prayer, through suffering, by revelation, by our personal choices and decisions and by counselling. Pray that God will bring you in touch with your destiny helpers and shapers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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