Greatness Predestined! Will You Nurture It?

All things are possible with faith!
All things are possible with faith!

Just a thought,  it crossed my mind in the shower this morning. Just thinking about preordination, predestined, God’s plan and purpose in the affairs of mankind. Do we really have a choice, a say? Is it fair considering the limited knowledge we have of the agenda of heaven? Read Genesis 38: 1-30

Judah, the fourth born of an unloved woman, had two sons. His first born son Er got married but was wicked in God’s eyes, so the Lord put him to death without a child to carry on his name. Then came along Onan, Judah’s second son, to raise up offspring for Er, his late brother. Onan, however was self-centered and spilled his semen on the ground to avoid providing his brother an offspring according to the tradition. This was wicked in God’s eyes and so he too was put to death. God has great plans, however He will not hesitate punishing every and any act of unrepentant wickedness.  Repent of every disobedience or you will be erased from the agenda of heaven. The Most High God is Supreme!

The third child Shelah was but a child and Judah afraid of losing all three kids sent this woman back to her fathers house. Tamar, twice a widow, had lost the husband of her youth, her first love, and her brother-in-law redeemer to death. Just picture her in this present time, imagine the horror and torture of soul and all the snickering looks and small talk here and there in her community. Tamar in her widow robe, alone and lonely, condemned to die an unfulfilled life. She must have been horrified and desperate to take the route she took to ensure her life counts – just a child to love Lord she must have prayed with tears and agony of soul.

She took matters in her hands, when she heard that her mother in law had died and her father in law had been grieving. Judah is alone now but for the young teenager Shelah, who by now could father a child but for the fear of losing everything was shielded. Judah sought out presumably an harlot to satisfy his flesh, but God used that single contact of an old man to produce twin sons, that two young men could not provide in their lifetime. How can? What happened here?

God had ordained that out of Judah, meaning “This time I will praise the Lord”, his son, the savior, Jesus Christ would come to the world. His eldest two sons were wicked, God already ordained it and made sure every situation and circumstance led to the birth of Perez and Zerah. In the account of this birth, Zerah wanted to come out first with his hand out of the birth carnal, however Perez beat him to it, he couldn’t have come out with his hands.

Perez is in the lineage of the Messiah, so is Rahab – the harlot,Ruth – widow , Bathsheba – adulterer. These are all  women who have got stories to tell, I know they would not have chosen this route but it was thrust on them by life and they made the best of it. Can you imagine Rahab, having received the spies in her brothel in Jericho saying the Lord had given Jericho to the hands of Israel Joshua 2:1-21. Hebrew 11:31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. How could a prostitute in active duty be referred to as having faith? I am baffled!

Why these emphasis? I want you to know that everything has a purpose, there is a reason for all that is going on around you as a true child of God. Life sometime could be like a puzzle with missing pieces here and there, ‘cos if God should show us step by step into our future, we most likely will be discouraged and opt out of the purpose for which we are created.

If Joseph had known he would be sold into slavery, wrongly accused and imprisoned before the sun, the moon and eleven stars bow down to him, do you think he will willingly take the supplies to his brothers? Capital no! I wouldn’t, neither will most. That is why God only shows us enough of the future just to keep us going. Only total trust, hope and faith in the Sovereignty of God and his loving kindness can sustain us when bombarded with the tests of life.

Put your trust in God. He knows your beginning, your past, where you are presently, your desired destination and yet He has a part in His agenda, a plan and a purpose for you to fulfill. Seek His face for direction, he will show you the next step, he will guide you with the light of his word. Trust thou in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. Commit your ways unto the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart. Jesus is Lord!


Great Destiny-Your Destiny!

You have a great destiny! Embrace it prayerfully!
You have a great destiny! Embrace it prayerfully!

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship , created in Christ Jesus for good works , which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Friends, please note that God had plans for your life. You are not here by accident. It does not matter what you are going through right now, it will work out for the good for which God created you.

You see, God had a great task to be accomplished in the future. He then stood in the beginning of time, created and formed you in Christ Jesus as a spirit being equipped to do this lofty future task.

Remember that as humans God gave us free will. You came to earth through whatever means which plays a part in who you are destined to be. Everything must of necessity work for your good even though you might not enjoy it in the moment, there is a master plan – prayerfully embrace it.

Every experience of life is to equip you and enable you to do the task created in advance for you to do. If you haven’t experienced the loss of a spouse, how do you console someone in that position. Divorce, separation or distance from each other can not stand next to death. Death is final, hope is lost until eternity, unlike divorce and separation which can be restored while distance is temporal.

How do you console a 33 year old mother of two children under 2 years that have just lost her  husband?

How do you encourage a young wife that has just been rejected, abandoned and deeply injured?

How do you give hope to a chaste beautiful young woman who no eligible man checks out- ask out? How do you make her see that she is beautiful and that the right man will come as ordained by God?

How do you help others to see what you see in the words of God, the predestined plan and purpose for which he created us all in Christ Jesus, if you yourself haven’t gone through things that brought you to your knees and points you to the Word where you found yourself.

Now you know why you are going through what you are going through. You have to be equipped to do what you are created to do.

The right experience that will build your character to reflect Christ Jesus does not come natural to us. Remember our nature is of this world, corrupt, self seeking and self gratifying. It is in Christ Jesus that we are transformed daily to be who God created us to be.

Therefore, friends in whatever situation you are in right now ask God to give you discernment to learn what you need to learn and move to the next stage of life.

To get to your final destination from where you are, you need to cooperate with God by seeking his face, yielding your self and obeying every instructions backed up by the word of God.

Be led by the Holy Spirit towards becoming who God created you to be. God said he has a plan for you, to bless you and not to harm you, and to see you to an expected end – to fulfill your destiny – the work God had prepared in advance for you to do.

Repent therefor from every disobedience-sin, ask Jesus into your life, accept his plan for your life- he knows you better than you know yourself and knows what is good for you. Embrace the love of Christ, let it guide you.

You will get there, you will make it, your life is beautiful, your future is colorful and your destiny is glorious!

Can you see it?

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!