Promised Destiny

My husband and I have someone new to shop for this year, and it has been such a joy. We consider her young life and her growth in character and deed as we select each gift.

Even though we’re busier this time of year, it can be easy to remember our promised Savior, who Himself had a powerful destiny to fulfill on earth. Everywhere I look, I see either an expression of Him or a need for Him.

I love how, even now, as His eternal destiny of life lives inside of us, He continues to work on our behalf, guiding us ever toward Him, and making the world a better place.

To be sure, we serve an intimate and powerful God, who never leaves or forsakes us. This is good news as so much happens in the world today, even in our own little worlds. Because of Him, we can remain victorious in Christ no matter what (1 Jn 5:5 NLT).

He is our constant hope who came down to help us, as we remember Him (Jo 8:13).

God’s Word says in 2 Corinthians 5:5 TPT that “this is no empty hope, for God himself is the one who has prepared us for this wonderful destiny. And to confirm this promise, he has given us the Holy Spirit, like an engagement ring, as a guarantee.”

So, His promise won’t be broken, because God is faithful.

Proverbs 3:6 TPT instructs us to “Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.”

This is easy to do when we believe He, as Love, is for us.

Our destinies are fueled by the grace of eternal life received and worked out by faith as we submit to His lead.

To be destined is to be appointed (Strong’s #2749). Just like Jesus was appointed to come here to earth to save us, each of us has an appointment, a time and specific role in the body of Christ to help others. Each has a unique destiny on earth that will glorify God (Ro 12:4).

Also, we are anointed for our appointments. Since God is with us, we don’t have to fear.

Isaiah 41:10 NLT says, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

So, even when we go through a dark night of the soul, God is with us, bringing us into His light. We need only to trust Him, His ways and timing to receive His deliverance; because He is all about redemption, and He is faithful.

As we move by faith in His grace of redeeming love, we are made stronger in our Lord, becoming a greater blessing to do greater exploits with Him. As God makes us great in Him, He expands us through blessing others.

God’s truth is that the one who blesses is greater than the one who condemns. The one who blesses shares invitations of greater hope of redemption.

Living in God’s promises is where we experience rest, because there is peace in His promises. It’s where He carries us, our dreams and others in our hearts, such as our loved ones and our ancestors—to continue legacy and bring fulfillment. It’s where we become rooted and established, enriched and expanded for His glory and our good.

1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT assures us that “…the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”

This kind of power (Strong’s #1411) is mighty, miraculous strength that makes us able, like God is able, as He shares His Kingdom with us, His bride (Mk 6:23).

So, pray with me if you will…

Dear Lord,

Thank You for being loyal and trustworthy. Thank You for sending Your Son to save me. Thank You that Your blessing is upon me wherever I go and that You make all things new as I continue to reconcile with You. Thank You that Your gifts in me will make room for me and even produce blessed breakpoints of new beginnings for myself and others (Ge 41:15-16 AMPC). Thank You for making me better and for bringing me into Your best multiplicity of promises fulfilled that will return to my descendants as their new beginnings (Ex 12:35-36). Help me to continue to align with Your truth, love and wisdom and to share Your goodness from my heart fearlessly. Thank You, Lord, that You will deliver and establish me fully prepared (Ge 41:32 AMPC). Thank You for leading me to a new place of honor as You produce honor in and through me.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,


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Promised Outlook

You can see it in your mind’s eye. It’s right in front of you. The promise of God as He revealed it to you.

You carry the vision.

He carries the burden.

And He leads you by His Spirit.

Suddenly, all the pressing resistance feels far behind. You’ve been restored to joy in your work. The diligence you held to is paying off now, as The Spirit of Grace empowers you to complete the project you began with Him.

Psalm 138:8 TPT extolls God as your supreme promise keeper by proclaiming, “You keep every promise you’ve ever made to me! Since your love for me is constant and endless, I ask you, Lord, to finish every good thing that you’ve begun in me!”

You remember Proverbs 3:6 TPT, which says, “Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.”

You know God’s promises are rock solid and that He is near to guide you.

Holy Spirit reminds you of Proverbs 16:9 TPT, which says, “Within your heart you can make plans for your future, but the Lord chooses the steps you take to get there.”

So, here you are—crossing over into all you’ve waited for.

All He has promised.

This final process and this time has converged into a streamlined path that leads you to new, abundant life (Matt 7:14).

Even though it narrows, you are content.

Content with Him as all that matters most.

With each new moment, you know you are arriving together.

You trust Him implicitly on your journey now.

You came to learn that it had to be God’s way (Ro 8:5-8 MSG).

You came to understand that “…the fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting God and his way, and then simply embracing him and what he does. God’s promise arrives as pure gift…” (Ro 4:16 MSG).

You learned to “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure,” a child “‘of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’” You knew that then you would “shine among them like stars in the sky as you” held “firmly to the word of life” (Philippians 2:14-15 NIV).

So, you came into agreement with Him, your mind renewed, even in your other relationships (Philippians 2:5).

And you believed His special promise to you—His summons, His announcement for assent, His assurance of good—was fitting and guaranteed by Him (Strong’s #1860).

Victory was your beginning and is your ending.

New wine awaits. The best wine that has been held in reserve for you.

You’ve been the faithful watchman and worker (1 Pe 5:8, Is 21:6). Now, it’s near time to be presented as His faithful witness (Ac 1:8).

As God watches over you, He extends peace and invitation to blossom—the first stage of fruitfulness.

And you know you will make it as you stay His course for you—all the way to the mature end.

Beauty is here.

You know your promise of identity and that you are on assignment with a divine purpose (Ro 9:6 MSG).

You know you are His princess, who operates in His truth.

You know you “…were stamped with the seal of the long-promised Holy Spirit” (Ep 1:13 AMPC).

And that you are a partaker “…of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel” (Ep 3:6 ESV).

You remember Galatians 3:29 NLT, which says, “And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.”

You’ve proven out His law in your heart by your obedience (Ro 8:14-16 MSG).

And you will continue to do so as you diligently and victoriously prospect the mysteries of Christ into your future (Ep 3:6).

Your special promise from God, for which you’ve been set apart, for which you’ve worked and waited, is about to be made manifest, complete, in person. God will bring greater wholeness of life, a great measure of fruitfulness. As He faithfully perfects—by His Spirit of Grace—you will reach your finish line with Him (and the great cloud of witnesses) cheering you on.

Because when God is in it, a promised outlook, with the mind of Christ, will produce a fulfilled outcome and a celebration of victory.

Pray with me if you will…

Dear Lord,

Thank You for adopting me into Your Kingdom and for giving me fresh eyes with which to see Your vision forward—eyes that honor, build and glorify You. Thank You for the new wine You stored up for me and for unlocking Your destiny in me. Thank You that Your promises bring life to me and motivate me (2 Ti 1:1). Thank You for walking with me, guiding me and watching over me. Thank You for fulfilling all Your promises to me. Now, help me broadcast Your “…glorious wonders throughout the world” in even greater measure (1 Pe 2:9 TPT).

In Jesus’ Mighty Name.


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