3 Confidence-Boosters to Make Waves in the Destiny Pool

Remember jumping into a pool for the first time?

Taking that initial leap is often the most difficult part. It’s just like starting anything new in life. The hardest part is simply getting started!

Making the plunge into your destiny may feel similar.

Here are 3 things you can do to gather the confidence to start making waves in your destiny pool.

1. Clear your thoughts

There is a clear connection between what you think about yourself and reaching your highest calling. 

If you stand on the edge of a pool and tell yourself, “I can’t do this. I’m a terrible swimmer.” You’re probably going to have a hard time jumping in. In fact, you may decide to never jump at all.

But if you reign in your thoughts and begin flipping them for good, you stand a better chance of jumping in feet first. “I can’t do this” becomes “I can do this!”

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NIV

2. Remember it’s okay to be practical

For all you planners out there, it’s okay to make plans for going after your destiny as long as they’re still flexible!

For example, take a person who doesn’t know how to swim. A dive into the deep end isn’t going to seem very practical to them without the skills and necessary preparation to make that leap.

Some of us are the “look before you leap” types—and that’s great! But try not to spend all of your life looking without much leaping going on.

Instead of saying, “I can’t do this.” Flip this thought into something actionable.

This thought becomes, “I can do this, it just may take some prep work.” Or, “I can do this, but maybe I need to grab a life-raft first.”

Listen, God knows you intimately. While we all have a destiny, not all of us are going to reach it with the same method, going through the same journey.

Let God guide you and ask him for an action plan.

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119:133 NIV

3. Throw out the “all or nothing” mentality

Many of us struggle with this “all or nothing” mentality. If we can’t do something perfectly, we won’t make the leap of faith at all.

But if you know how to do something perfectly already, how is that taking a leap of faith? Faith requires a measure of unknown. It’s the belief in what we can’t see yet.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Taking a leap into your destiny will require some faith.

For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

This doesn’t mean God leaves us alone.


And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Ephesians 3:17-18 NIV

It’s time to make some waves! No matter how deep you travel into God’s destiny for you, know that you will never be alone. His love will reach you no matter how deep you go!

Blessings!

Doug Addison
DougAddison.com

P.S. Do you want to start moving forward in your destiny, but need some guidance to get you started? My 4-week mentorship experience Dive Deeper Into Your Destiny may be just the online training program for you right now.

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • William “Bill” LaRue
    • May 18, 2019
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    Good word, always encouraging to hear timely messages

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      Awesome! Bless you William!

    • Laura
    • May 18, 2019
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    Thanks for the reminder. My son had a dream/vision where he saw me “walking on water”! I must keep my eyes on Jesus! Blessings, Laura

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      Awesome! Bless you Laura!

    • Marcel
    • May 17, 2019
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    God is good. Indeed.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
      Reply

      Amen! God is so good!

    • Brian Walker
    • May 17, 2019
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    I’m ready for financial breakthrough. I need God’s Favor Right Now. Order My Steps Now. I am in alignment, agreement and ready to receive in Jesus Name!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 22, 2019
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      Amen! Bless you Brian!

    • Franziska
    • May 17, 2019
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    Sounds just like what I need

    Thank you

    😉🌸

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      God bless you Franziska!

    • Rho Baker
    • May 17, 2019
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    Right in time Doug!!! As ALL of your messages are… I’m diving in this weekend and it’s good to know that I don’t have to have ALL the answers. God is with me and FOR ME!!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      God bless you Rho!

    • Connie McKinney
    • May 17, 2019
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    So reassuring and love to be inspired what Doug sends! So appreciative

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      God bless you Connie!

    • Stephanie
    • May 17, 2019
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    This was such an on time Word! Very, very encouraging especially with a great leap I’m about to take very very soon! It’s scary yes, BUT, I believe I have the Lord’s backing. And I know that the Lord is WITH me and FOR me. 🙂

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 22, 2019
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      Amen! God bless you Stephanie!

    • Semila
    • May 16, 2019
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    After living here for 67 years our destiny is the air of changing. Wondering what’s in store for us?

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 22, 2019
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      Hey Semila! I would spend time with the Lord asking Him. God has great things in store for those who are in their later years. Bless you!

    • Charlene Joy Stevens
    • May 16, 2019
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    That’s very good; very easy to follow and it makes complete sense. Thank you Doug!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      God bless you Charlene!

    • John
    • May 16, 2019
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    Thanks Doug I receive constant revelation and your daily prophetic words serve as a daily confirmation to what God revealed to me through numbers and other means .god bless you

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      I am so glad you are enjoying them John! God bless you!

    • Beverly
    • May 16, 2019
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    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I have a large vision that I know is from God. Only God can open the doors. There are also a couple ministries in this.vision.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      God bless you Beverly!

    • Michael Baloyi
    • May 16, 2019
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    Hello Doug, I have been following your prophesies and teachings for the past few months, please pray for me as I have been going thru a lot with my health after being delivered and prophesied in church. I have gone through a lot since that day on the 30th of September 2018, however I continue to be obedient, pray, praise, worship and give thanks to God for His mercy, goodness and grace…

    God bless you

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 22, 2019
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      Hey Michael, praying for you now to be fully healed in every area of your body. Bless you abundantly!

    • Deborah
    • May 16, 2019
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    This message is a blessing, thanks for allowing the Lord to use you to bless me and others. Keep walking by Faith.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      I am so glad you enjoyed it Deborah! God bless you!

    • Susanna Puhakka-Anttila
    • May 16, 2019
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    Great writing! I just took a nap and saw a dream, where I jumped in to a low pool with dolphins. Then I read your writing, what a timing! God is so amazing!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 20, 2019
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      Wow! Great dream to have!

    • Brad Schmidlkofer
    • May 16, 2019
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    Thanks for the encouraging word. I am a planner. I need to be more of a leaper, and swimming at the deep end of the pool.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 16, 2019
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      Haha bless you Brad!

    • Deborah
    • May 16, 2019
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    Thanks Doug. God is moving me into a women’s ministry. I don’t know what this looks like but I am writing teachings as He brings forth fresh revelation. I keep hearing you were sent to bind up the wounded and heal the broken hearted.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 16, 2019
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      That is so cool Deborah! Bless you as you step into this new season!

    • Festo
    • May 16, 2019
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    Thanks for this timely message
    exactly what i needed in this point in time
    Glory to God dearly loves us
    Bless you servant of God

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • May 16, 2019
      Reply

      Bless you Festo!

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