Obedience is a kingdom key that easily aligns our Destiny Defining Decisions.
In this case, the command came to Lot, telling him what to do. God, in his mercy, grace and love have not abandoned the destiny decision making of our lives to us. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. These paths can only be straight if He is the path you are treading upon. We are told by Jesus, “I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6 NIV)”.
In scripture, for the most part, the aspect of obedience is a command, not an option. We cannot pick and choose what should work for us. When you walk on the path, remember that the path can only be straight because He is the way. Do not expect a straight path, yet walk out of Him. Both the path and the outcome of the walking on it depend on HIM. Amen.
I use these examples to emphasize the place of obedience to the word and its impact on destiny. Amen.
Genesis 19:17 (NLT)
When they were safely out of the city, one of the angels ordered,
It was the order from the angel that will determine an outstanding destiny for Lot and his family, not otherwise. There is a medium that the Father is using to channel instructions to you for directions. In this dispensation, we have the Holy Spirit. The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit is our helper, etc. He also uses men and women of God. He uses destiny connectors and helpers. When you understand and identify these channels, be obedient enough to yield to the instructions that come your way.
Sometimes, the word we receive may challenge our belief system. It may cause us to hesitate (as in Lot’s case) or sometimes just disobey. My encouragement to you is this when you allow God to be the reason for your rising, you can be guaranteed that he will sustain you. Purpose in your heart to do things His way; to go in His path and only then can you be sure that the outcome will bless you and glorify Him at the same time. Amen.