Have you ever felt you missed your destiny with God? Well, take heart. You are not alone and in fact, it is not too late. Read on to see what you can do right now to jump back into your destiny in God and learn from someone in the Bible who blew it.
Let’s take a look at a great example of someone missing their destiny in the Bible. In Luke 18:18–25, Jesus was nearing the end of His ministry on Earth with only a few weeks left before He was to fulfill His destiny by dying on the cross. A rich young leader asked Him what he should do to inherit eternal life. Jesus answered him with the steps the young man needed to take and then went on to tell him that he lacked one thing—the young man needed to give his money to the poor and follow Him.
The young man went away discouraged because it would have cost him all his wealth.
Some people think that Jesus was saying we should not have wealth. I see it from a different angle.
I think this rich, young man had an opportunity to be close to Jesus and would most likely have been the replacement for Judas, who handled the finances for Jesus’s ministry. Jesus may very well have been trying to find a successor for Judas as one of the 12 disciples.
Since the young leader had not been following Jesus for 3 years like the rest, Jesus may have been trying to fast-track him into being a disciple. This would have required the man to quickly let go of the things that were holding him back—love of money and his earthly possessions. So, the rich young man missed his finest destiny of being very close to Jesus, when time was short.
Although the rich, young leader chose not to give up everything as Jesus asked, he could still achieve his destiny of being a follower of Jesus like many others. But, he would not be fast-tracked and close to Jesus as a disciple.
If you feel like you blew your big chance to fast-track into your destiny, do not worry. God gives lots of chances, choices and help along the way.
Finding and fulfilling your destiny is not as hard as you might think. Building your life on a firm, spiritual foundation allows you to accomplish all that God has in mind for you.
Here are some very important steps to fast-track you into your destiny:
This young man may have suffered from what I call spiritual identity theft. He told Jesus that he had obeyed all the laws and felt he was doing what was right. He knew there was a higher purpose in his life. Satan used a strategy of greed to hold him back from a greater destiny.
To help you find your destiny more quickly, I have written a book called Spiritual Identity Theft Exposed. And I have other resources on destiny that will help you by clicking here.
Please let me know by leaving me a comment below. I am excited to see people go after their destiny in God and want you to get there too.
P.S. It is so important for people to understand about the deceptive, spiritual identity theft happening throughout the world. Dive deeper into understanding this type of attack, and how to protect yourself from it, in 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.