Sunday, October 28, 2018

Destiny Moves At The Speed of Your Decisions

How far and how fast you go in life is dependent on a decision or series of decisions. A decision takes you a step closer or steps away from destiny and destination.

Genesis 19:17 (NLT)
Run for your lives.
Emphasis Mine

The angel said, “run”. That was the instruction which required participation unto obedience. You can choose to run, walk, or take a stroll. Whatever the means, never forget that your destiny moves at the speed of your decisions. How you choose to implement the word received on your way to destiny will determine how fast you will get there. Many words received from the Father are very time sensitive and could be a matter of death or life. That was the case with Lot and his family.

What about Esther (in the book of Esther)? When she received news from her Uncle Mordecai that Haman had plans to alienate the Jews, one-time sensitive decision from her, altered the destiny of the Jews. Without which they would have been alienated. (Esther 3-5)
Nehemiah is another example of one who made a time-sensitive decision as well that preserved the lives and destinies of the Jews. Hearing that the wall of Jerusalem was in ruins, he made a decision to step up and coordinate the rebuilding of the wall and he did so in 52days. (Nehemiah 6:15).
When we look at the case of Naomi and Ruth in the book of Ruth, Ruth made a decision to stay with Naomi, saying, where Naomi goes, she will go; Naomi’s God and people will be her God and her people and where Naomi dies, she will die. This was Ruth’s decision and I want us to see how this time-sensitive decision birthed a lineage that will be forever appreciated.

Please do not be a victim of casual decision making. When it comes to decision making, apply the right principles accordingly. When required to run, run! When required to walk, do so and do not hesitate to take a step back either.

A decision made for yourself or on behalf of others needs to be treated with a sense of urgency and caution knowing that every life matters before our Father and the outcome of any decision may either bless a person or leave them broken.

Obedience To The Word, Moves You Closer To Your Destiny

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,
Emphasis Mine

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.


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