One of the saddest outcomes in life is to miss fulfilling one’s destiny, for the world needs for everyone to complete the assignment they were born to do. I have learned some lessons over my life that I hope will help you reach your destiny a lot faster than I did.
Lesson One: Do not allow others to define who you are or what you can be or accomplish. Learn to define yourself as valuable and of great worth.
Lesson Two: A little insanity in our lives is not a bad thing. Insanity refers to the times in life when our goals and choices lead others to ask, “Are you crazy!?” When others say that your dreams appear insane, just respond, “If this is insanity, I hope I am never sane again.” And then step out in faith, pressing on toward the mark.
Lesson Three: Do not let your fears keep you from the mountaintop moments in your life. Mountaintop moments refer the times when you are so afraid to take the climb upward that you miss the beauty of the view from the top. Be strong and courageous, because you are never alone.
Lesson Four: Soar like eagles, but don’t be afraid if you are blown off course, because some of the best lessons of your life will occur in unexpected places. Sometimes you will arrive where you were meant to be without even knowing that the destination was always where God was leading you.
Lesson Five: Always leave people wanting more of you and not less of you. Leave any place or job with people celebrating the time you were there and not celebrating that you are leaving!
Lesson Six: Have a passion for your job or occupation, and whatever you do, let it profit others as much or more than it profits you.
All of these lessons were learned through trial and error, and through pain and healing. Today, when I reflect on how far I have come in this world, from poverty to walking the streets of European capitals and teaching the Word of God, I, too, feel like King David, “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” (2 Samuel 7: 18)
The journey to destiny begins with prayer and surrender. Proverbs 16:1-3 reminds us, “We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Here’s praying you reach your destiny! Today is a great day to get on the road!
Bon Voyage! Godspeed!