MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DIVINE DESTINY (1) - PSALMS 32:8; PROVERBS 14:12; 16:25

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People perceive the issue of destiny in different lights and have various ideas about destiny. Some perceive it correctly while many hold a lot of misconceptions about it. One misconception about destiny is that something evil or negative has been supernaturally chosen to happen to a human being and he/she cannot influence it. As though his/her life will magnetize an evil end like a rat caught in a trap, and no matter what such people do, they will have an evil experience because it has been destined so.
 
This is not the picture of divine destiny God offers us in the Bible. The picture of destiny the Bible paints is an empowering picture that gives you the confidence that you can fight your way out of any tight spot in life. It also shows you that there is a devil out there that also has counterfeit destiny for people. Let us answer two important questions:
 
1. Does Everyone Have a Divine Destiny? Yes, everyone has a divine destiny but not everyone discovers it. Destiny is not your decision but your discovery. God decides it, you discover it and you are entirely responsible to pursue and actualise it. With divine assistance and support on the way, God makes it possible for you to actualise your destiny.
Though God decides your divine destiny, there is a possibility of you fulfilling an alternative destiny either in ignorance or by choice. The reality is that there are different paths of life you can thread but only one is right; others lead to loss and destruction.

PRAYERLord, I choose the path that You have chosen for me as my destiny. I receive the grace to walk with You acceptably in Jesus’ name. Amen!

BIBLE IN A YEARDaniel 9:1-11:1, 1 John 2:18-3:6, Psalm 121:1-8, Proverbs 28:27-28