God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
Numbers 23:19 New Living Translation.
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I’d start with a story, as usual. Joseph was a young boy in the Bible. He was a lover of God and a person with great dreams. However, things weren’t going as expected as he was sold by his half brothers to some travellers because they were jealous of him.
The travellers sold him to a man named Potiphar. He was to work as his slave but God made Joseph to find favour in Potiphar’s sight. Hence, Joseph was prosperous in Potiphar’s house.
Potiphar’s wife, however, began to lust after him, but Joseph didn’t give in to her schemes. She implicated Joseph by telling lies against him that he tried to rape her.
Potiphar sent Joseph to the prison, and it seemed like Joseph’s dreams weren’t going to be fulfilled.
There are so many situations that will show up in your life, and it will seem like God’s plan over your life will not be fulfilled. With greatness comes pressure. Before gold is useful, it has to be refined. The process of refining however is tasky.
The fulfillment of your destiny requires you to wait on God. I wrote in one of my previous post Yakhal that Noah waited on God for the right time to come out of the boat. A man that is in haste to be known will as well go into oblivion in haste.
The fulfillment of your destiny is worth the wait!
Joseph feared the Lord so much that he couldn’t sin against God. Some of us are tired of waiting so we are ready to do anything to be out there.
The Bible says before a seed can bear fruits, it must die first. The same way, before you can bear fruit, you must die first! You must be ready to wait on God.
Be patient! Don’t go for an instant result, you won’t last long.
When Joseph was in prison, circumstances were not in his favour. How can a man become great in prison? How can a man fulfill destiny when he is bound in chains? It seemed impossible. Impossible is the word of a man without faith. Where there is faith, what seems impossible is made possible.
In waiting, you must surrender to God completely. Don’t look at the circumstances around you, if you do, you are going to sink. Look unto Jesus. Circumstances will be against you but Jesus is definitely by your side.
While you wait, watch what you feed your heart with. For out of the abundance of your heart, your mouth speaks. Your mouth programs your destiny! Joseph never said anything negative about his dreams. You look like the words you say! Your words must be cultured by God’s Words. Ecclesiastes 8:4a says where the word of a king is, there is power. You know that you are a royal priesthood, hence, your words carry power! Speak words of faith while you wait.
While you wait, develop skills that will take you where God has promised He is taking you to. Be educated, get skills, read books.
Also, don’t forget the place of intimacy. You can only become who God has called you to be if you abide.
A man once said in his book, “it is better to wait to gather momentum to take you far, than to start off the race and stop in the middle of the way, not knowing what next to do.”
Joseph, our case study for today, was able to fulfill his destiny because he waited, and he ended up becoming second in command in the same land he served as a slave. He didn’t give up on his dreams. He knew his dreams were worth the wait. Don’t give up on your dreams, it may take time to be fulfilled, but it will be fulfilled if you wait on God. Wait on God’s Word. If He has said it, then He will do it. Your dreams are worth the wait!
You cannot fulfill destiny if you don’t even know the One who called you to the world for his purpose. You must have been saved by Jesus Christ. If you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you can say “Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner and I need You to wash away my sins. I accept You as my Saviour and Lord.” Thank You because You have forgiven me.
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