As the world is constantly changing, one thing has not changed and that is God’s love for us. We can rest in the fact that He has a destiny and calling for us all. There are no limits to what you can do through God’s love and power and the Holy Spirit.
A Bible verse that is really important to get in your spirit right now is:
Everything is possible for one who believes. Mark 9:23b NIV
We all have the potential for a high calling, which often requires time and effort to develop. Sadly, most people give up during the training and testing process.
Quite often we are not able to see our purpose and destiny, so we are required to rely on faith until it is revealed more clearly. For me, I knew early on in life that I was called by God to do something to change the world, but I didn’t know what it was.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV
We need to live this principle of faith and be certain of God’s intentions for us, even though we may not see them yet.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV
Renewing your mind involves replacing your old mindset with a new one. Your new mindset is who you are becoming, not who you are or were.
The Bible compares this transformation to stepping away from the picture of your old self and putting on a picture of your new self (Ephesians 4:22–24).
God sees you as who you are becoming, or in your full potential. For example, in Judges 6 Gideon is hiding in fear, and an angel comes and calls him a mighty man of valor. God treated Gideon the way He saw him in the future.
And in John 1:40–42, Simon had just met Jesus. Even though he was still flaky, Jesus told him, “You shall be called Cephas,” (or Peter) which means, “rock.” Jesus treated him the way He saw him in the future, not how he was at that moment.
Here are a few steps that you can take right now to move closer to your destiny. This will help you if you are just starting out or even if you have been following God for a long time.
As you get intentional about pursuing God’s calling and destiny for your life, things will become more clear.
The key is to begin seeing yourself and those around you in your full potential in God. See yourself as God sees you, not as you once were or even as you are now.
By faith get a picture of who you are becoming in God. As you begin to live in this new mindset and vision, it will not take long to become reality.
P.S. To hear for yourself more of who God says you are and what He’s called you to, check out Hearing the Voice of God 365, our online prophetic activation school, designed to laugh you to the next level. Module 10 is devoted to helping you discover and clarify your unique destiny and life purpose—as it relates to your gifts and abilities. You’ll discover how to develop a breakthrough lifestyle and how to overcome procrastination.
Don’t put the steps to your future off until someday. See how accelerated online ministry school training can help you start reaching your destiny today. Find out more here.
Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. 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 powerful, positively funny teaching style 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 where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.