DAY 1: Finding & Fulfilling Our Destiny
“Teach us to number our days that we might gain a heart of wisdom” - Psalm 90:12 (NIV)
“He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds (a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working throughout the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy).”
- Ecclesiastes 3:11 (AMP)
Joseph was given a dream and David had an encounter with a prophet who spoke a word of divine destiny over his life, and Joshua had a mentor preparing him to step into his divine destiny and purpose. In all three examples God conveyed His plan for their lives. Jeremiah wrote that God has a plan and purpose for our lives, and when we seek Him, we discover our destiny, (Jeremiah 29:11-13). Holding on to the dream, is tough when you
face false accusations and prison time, as Joseph did. The words of the prophet can fade away when you find yourself hiding and running for your life, as David endured. And the lessons learned while serving under your leader can lose their potency when he is gone, as Joshua discovered. It is in those moments that we must embrace the truth found in God’s Word…” The steps of a righteous person are ordered by God.” (Psalm 37:23). We must find the strength and endurance to last the race; to remain faithful and persistent despite the challenges we face in life.
Question: What plan and purpose has God spoken to me?
Challenge: Through this time of fasting and journaling, keep this purpose and plan written before you. Reflect on it and ask Him for strength to endure the season and fight off distraction from it.