One of the great privileges I have in my job as well as in my time in ministry school is that I get to spend a lot of my time with fellow Christians. Throughout the years, I noticed similar questions that have come up consistently through my conversations both at home and abroad. The most common ones are “How do I know my calling?”, “How do I know if I am walking in God’s purpose for my life?” and “I am not hearing anything so what should I do?”. I am sure many of us can relate to these questions. Personally, I have had these thoughts come up at least on a weekly basis. I believe these questions are normal. And they are often a manifestation of an inner cry for significance and purpose.
We were all wired with an innate desire for significance and purpose. In the Psalms, we read about how we were uniquely formed and fashioned. When God created us, He broke the mould every single time such that there would be no copies. Hence, our destiny, calling and purpose are all unique and intrinsically different by nature and design. In Colossians, Paul unveils what he describes as a mystery that has been hidden through the ages and now, because of Christ, has been revealed to man. That mystery is the revelation that within every believer is the capacity for glory. Glory can be defined as weighty presence or great beauty but I believe the most apt definition in that context would be what was demonstrated in the story of Moses. When Moses asked God to show him His glory, instead of a magnificent display of signs and wonders, God showed him His goodness or I believe more accurately, He revealed His nature.
I believe that within every believer is a unique nature (glory) of God that only they have the ability to carry and represent. This is why discovering your destiny is of utmost personal importance. Not only that, it matters to the world. Because if you don’t discover your destiny, you won’t reveal your glory. If you don’t reveal your glory, that aspect of who God is will not be revealed. In the absence of revelation, is the absence of worship. If there isn’t a desire for you to discover your destiny yet, pray and ask the Lord for a hunger and passion for one!
I believe the journey to discovering your destiny starts by you discovering yourself. Your dreams, passions, strengths and talents help shape and define your destiny. Before we can decipher destiny, we need to come into a revelation of identity.
Here are 8 Questions That Will Uncover Your Destiny
Dreams and Passions:
1. What is the deepest desire of your heart? (Psalms 37:4)
2. What stirs your passion and makes you come alive?
3. To what can you give 100% of yourself for your whole life?
Giftings, Talent and Strengths:
4. What flows naturally out of you?
5. Where do you bring forth fruit or produce good results? (Matthew 12:33)
Prophetic Words/Word of the Lord:
6. What is the witness of the Holy Spirit in your spirit?
7. What do your friends, leaders and family see in you?
8. What thoughts, visions, or dreams are impossible to put out of your mind?
I firmly believe that the place where the prophetic, your dreams, passions and strengths intersect, is where your destiny lies.
– By Andre Tan –
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