Discover Your Destiny
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
Finding our significance and our place in life is such an
essential part of human existence. Life without a sense of destiny can be quite
meaningless. Mankind seeks all these in the pursuit of success and
achievements, hoping that in them, they will find a purpose for them to live
for, destiny of their own making.
For Jeremiah, the Lord said He knew him before he was formed physically. Before his conception in his mother’s womb, God has a calling upon him, a destiny for his life. The destiny and calling of a person are written in the spirit of the person. Before our physical existence, God has already determined our identities and destinies. No one is ever born into this world by accident, or by the sheer will of man, even if it may appear to be so. James Robison, a televangelist who transformed countless lives in the past 50 odd years, demonstrate such amazing truth. James’ mother conceived him as a result of rape. His mother wanted to abort him but failed. She even put up an advertisement for him to be adopted. His years of growing up were turbulent and his future seemed very bleak. But the Lord did not forget the identity and destiny He has written in his spirit. James went on to live out his identity and walked into his God-ordained destiny, after he has come to know Jesus personally.
You too, have your identity and destiny written by God in your spirit. You don’t need to create your own destiny and try to find your calling in life.
As you draw closer to God your Heavenly Father, you will discover your true identity and calling in your life. When Jeremiah was finally called by God to live out his calling, Jeremiah responded by saying he was not ready. The Lord assured him and “put His words into his mouth” in order he might fulfil his calling (Jeremiah 1:6-9). When we realize our calling, we may well be far from ready to answer it. We need equipping. The Diocesan Vocation Committee endeavours to help our members to discern their calling, to suggest ways to equip those who have received God’s call to serve God in His Church.
Whatever you past may look like, it does not determine your future. Your future is in God’s hand. Your destiny has already been planted by God in your spirit. It is the choices you make in your life that will determine whether you will walk in your God-given destiny, or the future that you create for yourself.
The choice is always yours. Choose wisely.
Rev. Canon Kenneth
Diocesan Vocation Committee