Destiny by definition:
1. something that is to happen or has happened to a particular person or thing; lot or fortune.
2. the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events.
From experience, I can verify the irresistible aspect of destiny. It beckons. It takes me forward despite all of my human shortcomings and fears. I do not want to resist it. I could, I know, and thereby prevent a whole chain of events from transpiring. But I don’t want to do that.
Why allow myself to be taken forward into the unknown, into a wilderness, even into a wasteland?
Because I sense something wonderful ahead. From what I’ve stumbled upon so far in this new, unfamiliar wilderness, it is good. Very, very good.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” (Psalm 34:9 NIV)
Despite the challenges and insecurities, I choose to proceed in the unknown. Why?
Because I am absolutely certain that God’s love for me is beyond my comprehension. I am convinced that his vision is infinite, flawless, and inconceivably wise, even while my view is through a tiny, mist-covered porthole. I am sure of God’s protection for me in this unfamiliar terrain — where he beckons he provides an impenetrable fortress, a complete shield and rear guard — I may hear hostile voices beyond his walls, but enemy arrows will not reach me.
I am safe in my destiny. I am secure in my destiny. I will have the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit in my destiny.
What’s true for me, is true for you.
You are safe in your destiny. You are secure in your destiny. You will have the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit in your destiny.
God beckons with a plan for your life. Will you follow?