We are all born with an amazing potential to fulfill the highest destiny and purpose in God, yet we settle for what we think we can do. What is your destiny in God? Let’s find some clues to your destiny and look at some tactics the enemy uses to keep those clues hidden.
God’s love and power are limitless and what we can accomplish with His Holy Spirit working through us is also limitless. But the enemy comes in with what I call spiritual identity theft. This occurs when you do not think you have any potential or a clear destiny.
In my case, I had a recurring nightmare from an early age that I was being chased by something evil. I would be frozen in place and could not move in the dream. For years I would wake up running and screaming loudly through my house. This was alarming to my family and later my roommates. They thought I had psychological problems, but what they did not realize was that I had a destiny in God that Satan did not want me to fulfill.
After I began pursuing my destiny, the nightmares went away. God had given me this dreaming gift early on in my life, and He intended for it to be used for good. But, Satan caused it to be mixed with fear to try and stop me from seeing it.
Where have you been attacked? It is a major clue to your destiny. Here are some of my favorite destiny-tracking tools:
Next I want to talk about 2 destiny-stealing, spiritual identity theft tactics designed to keep you from fulfilling your highest potential and destiny in God:
1. You Have to Be Perfect to Experience Your Destiny.
There is a viewpoint held by some Christians that if you can avoid sin at all costs and become holy, then you will have a close relationship with God and can start walking out your destiny.
Although there is some truth to that, the downside is—you can become so focused on avoiding sin that it becomes all you think about. If you are spending a lot of effort on being holy, then you can feel guilty and condemned in areas of your life that have not been worked out yet.
2. Your Identity Is Based on Rules Not in Relationship.
Condemnation is a strategy of Satan to steal away our most basic and profound identity: the identity that you are a son or daughter of God. You can have a close relationship with God that is not based on rules but on the Father’s great love and the Son’s great sacrifice for you.
Get right with God and trust that the Holy Spirit will convict you of sin. Notice when Satan tries to condemn you, causing you to feel separated from God when you sin.
A better approach to holiness and relationship is getting a closer with God by placing your focus on His goodness and love for you. Yes, repent when you fall short. But if you put your energy toward doing good and loving others instead of avoiding sin you will find yourself sinning less.
I want you to achieve your highest potential in God! To go deeper into this topic of finding clues for your destiny and not being de-railed by the enemy when pursuing your life calling, I highly recommend you read my book Spiritual Identity Theft Exposed.
Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author, life coach and stand-up comedian. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His unique style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.