5 Keys to Walk into Your Destiny
No matter what season you find yourself in this year, know that there is always more: more things to learn, more people to help, and more obstacles to overcome. My heart is to see you fully embrace your God-given identity and fulfill your divine purpose.
So how can you actually take a step towards changing the world?
Here are five keys to living your life intentionally with God’s purpose for you in mind:
1. DO ORDINARY THINGS IN AN EXTRAORDINARY WAY
When Saul was sent by his father to look for lost donkeys, he didn’t just give up when he couldn’t find them on his own. Instead he sought guidance from the prophet, Samuel, who ended up anointing him as king. His choice to perform this ordinary task in an extraordinary way ultimately led him to his destiny. Today face the ordinary things—the laundry, the administrative tasks in your job, taking out the trash, making your kids’ lunches—with great intention.
2. STEWARD YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
You may be tempted to not take your current job or role seriously, but I’d like to propose that God wants to meet you at your place of responsibility. After the birth of Jesus, angels showed up at the place where the shepherds were keeping watch over their sheep. In the gospels, Jesus came to Peter, Andrew, James, and John where they were fishing and mending their nets and called them to be his disciples. What we can learn from these examples is that God wants to meet you in the place where he gave you responsibility. If you need to adjust your attitude towards your job then today would be a great day to do that.
3. VIEW EVERY JOB AS TRAINING FOR YOUR DESTINY
When David was just a boy tending sheep, he killed a lion and bear with his bare hands when they attacked his flock. When the Israelites were faced with Goliath, David’s confidence in his ability to vanquish the giant won him an audience with the king, and it was his account of defeating the lion and the bear that convinced the king to let David fight Goliath. Like David, the things you are doing at your job now—when no one is looking—are training you for your ultimate destiny. Treat your current job with gratitude as God trains you to defeat your future giants.
4. BEHAVE LIKE YOU’RE PASSIONATE, EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT
In sports, a good team will rise to the occasion and “play up” when going against a stronger team. However, it’s the championship teams, the true winners, that play up all the time, no matter who they are playing. It’s really easy to do your absolute best job when you’re feeling passionate, but an extraordinary person does this all the time—even when they don’t feel like it. How can you play up in your current season?
5. SEEK FIRST HIS KINGDOM
Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God.” Some seek the kingdom first and their family second, etc… But when we received Jesus we came into the kingdom of God! Everything we do is a part of the kingdom. From praying to playing, it’s all a part of serving the King. We are all priests; it doesn’t matter if you are a mom, carpenter, doctor, or a preacher…the day you met Jesus you became a minister. We are all in full-time ministry! If you are seeking His kingdom, you are not going to miss anything God has for you. He is faithful to honor His word and fulfill His promises. Choose Him above all, and all of these things—including your extraordinary purpose—will be added to you.
5 Keys to Walk into Your Destiny