“The Lie Behind Chasing Your Destiny”

  
There’s this idea prevelant in the church that you have to “chase your destiny”. Its this idea that your destiny is this mystery that alludes you that you have to go out and grab hold of. Its an idea that your “destiny” is a certain level or title that God wants you to have and when reached, you’ve officially “arrived”…
I believe we’ve gotten distracted by “chasing our destiny”, rather than simply chasing God. Many of us are chasing elaborate titles & visions (some even God given) but failing to be obedient in the basics of every-day life. 

God annointed David when He was just a kid but there was a process & a pruning that took place before He became “King David”. And even with Him becoming the King” that He was, He was still just a small part in the grand scheme of Gods plan. His purpose wasn’t JUST to be a King but it was to point to Christ. 

If God has given you a vision or an idea, He is the one who will bring it to past. OUR job is simply to submit to Him in all of our ways on a DAILY basis. That is it. As you are prayerful and obedient, He will lead you & guide you in all things. He will show you where to go. He will tell you what to do. You don’t have to obsess over chasing your destiny because your destiny isnt even about YOU. We often long for the title as King and Queen & long for the fancy visions, but God has called us to be servants and disciple makers first…

How many of us are begging God to reveal Our “purpose” but since we’ve gotten saved have NEVER made a disciple or lead someone to the Lord? How often do we ignore our basic & most fundamental purpose: to tell people about Christ, all in exchange for chasing our “destiny” & finding our “purpose”.

Maybe God hasn’t given you this grand revelation that you’re gonna lead millions of people as a pastor or that youre gonna be the author of a thousand books.. But maybe God has spoken to you about what we call “the little things”. Maybe he has been speaking to us about simply getting to work on time.. Or about submitting to the authorities Hes placed in our life. Or maybe Hes been speaking to us about being more bold about our faith not just on sundays. Your “purpose” isnt a final destination. It’s a day by day journey with the holy spirit as your guide. Your destiny is to pour out your life for God in hopes that others will be compelled to do the same. My hope is that I get to the end of my life and see that my “destiny” was fulfilled in being a good and faithful servant.. We don’t need another sermon on how to fulfill our selfish dreams but we do need a revelation of what it means to be obedient to the holy spirit as He leads us to the plans and purposes He has, not just for our lives, but for His kingdom. ❤️

1Cor 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God…
Love yall! Xo

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Enduring The Pain Of The Process…

Things happen and they hurt.

As you’re reading this, I have no idea what you’re going through or what kind of pain you may be facing. It could be the death of a loved one, a painful divorce, a sick parent or friend, a bad breakup, I don’t know. What I do know, is what pain feels like. What I do know is what it’s like to feel physically sick because of a burdened and heavy heart. What I do know is what it’s like to be unable to keep your eyes dry. What I do know is what it’s like to feel abandoned and alone as the pressures of life are closing in on you…Meanwhle there’s a part of you that wills to keep pushing, while another part of you wills to  close your bible & just give up…

Pain is real and just because we’re Christians doesn’t mean we’re superhuman & are exempt from experiencing it. It’s fake to pretend as though real life tragedies and situations don’t happen that have the potential to shake our faith…

1Peter 4:12-Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed…

Here’s the deal. 

Suffering is inevitable. Suffering is PROMISED. It is to be EXPECTED. Our very own Savior Jesus Christ suffered unfathomable pain but we can take comfort in knowing that He understands. We can take comfort in knowing that we don’t serve a deadbeat God who abandons us in the midst of trials, but we serve a God who walks with us throught it. I don’t have the words to make the pain go away, but I would just like to encourage you to look UP. It’s okay to hurt and to be in pain but trust me when I say that there is healing & comfort in the prescence of God. This season may be tough as heck but just know that  God is pruning you, breaking you & moulding your character in ways that you may not be able to yet see… And yes, it is amazingly uncomfortable but God has not left you.

I beg you to press into the prescence of God like never before. I pray that this season of brokeness will not make us bitter. I pray that we will walk by faith and not feelings and that we will allow prayer to be our anti-depressants in what could be a depressing season. He is with us. Fight to endure the proccess. Cry hard. Pray harder… Just don’t give up.❤️
P.s There’s this song that I’ve been listening to like crazy that’s been helping me see things the way Gods see’s them. It’s a beautiful song by Marvin Sapp called “He Has His Hands on You” take a listen! 

Love yall!

Three Signs You’ve Made “It” or “Them” an Idol….

 

1) Their word holds more weight than the word of God in your life. You obey “its” voice when it speaks. When it calls, you answer even if God is telling you NOT to.

2) You defend it. It could be killing you mentally, emotionally or physically but you find a way to defend it against the people who God placed in your life to speak the truth. What you worship, you will defend… even if your defense makes no logical sense. Sin makes us delusional..

3) You’re willing to compromise your God given values just to hold onto it… Values that at one point, you NEVER could of imagined giving up. You start to become unrecognizable to even yourself, because you’ve sacrificed your very soul for this “thing”….

Ex 20:3-4 (NIV) “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.”

Ask God for forgiveness and return back to your first love….

❤️

YOUTUBE VIDEO: The Truth Behind Purity Rings…

The Truth Behind Purity Rings..
  
If you haven’t already, check out my latest youtube video “The Truth Behind Purity Rings”… I discuss how important it is to not only  concern ourselves with the APPEARANCE of purity but with a heart transformation through the power of the holy spirit. A ring doesn’t KEEP us pure but walking in the ways of the Lord by His grace will…
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-xo 
Love yall!