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Press In and Press On: Pursuing Your Destiny (Phil. 3:12-14)

What’s the difference between a good meal and a bad meal? Well, usually the time it takes to prepare it. Some of the best food I’ve cooked has taken time to prepare and cook.

Have you ever had bacon that was cooked fast? It’s usually a burned ash heap.

Usually things burn and lose all the goodness they had when they are cooked too fast.

What the point? Our Destiny in life is like a good meal; it just takes time.

Ultimately, all the preparation for your destiny journey culminates in a lifelong commitment to becoming the person God has called you to be. In Philippians 3, Paul describes his pursuit of destiny toward the end of his life:

“12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

What does it mean to “press on”? What does it mean to “lay hold of that for which Christ laid hold of me”?

Simply put, God saved you to fulfill certain promises that may or may not happen quickly. Your destiny is not a sprint but a marathon. A life of destiny unfolds over the course of many years. All we have to do is remember Abraham, Moses, or David to see that the promises of God are not instantaneously achieved—they are achieved only over a period of time.

Mary received a promise of destiny. She waited nine difficult months for the Christ-child to be born, and then she waited thirty years for Jesus to reveal Himself to humanity. Don’t be impatient with the process, but be a follower of those who are inheriting the promises of God through faith and patience (Heb. 6:12).

As you sustain your motivation and momentum over the long haul, God will fulfill His purpose and destiny in you. In the end, you will be rewarded with these wonderful words: “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the rest of your Lord.”

Therefore, Take your time to listen to Holy Spirit and grow into your calling. Take into consideration all the aspects of destiny that we have available in our Destiny Profilers and be faithful. You will see God come as you walk with Him into your destiny.

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  1. SK

    Certain things unfolding in my life right now that I cannot comprehend.. firstly , in my vocation- all of a sudden I’ve been told there’s a reshuffle and have been given something alien to me.. secondly, my residence visa application has hit a hump..and thirdly I’m accompanying my wife to hospital next Monday to get test results from probable breast cancer..I can’t make sense of destiny right now

    1. Paulo Vieira

      We will be praying for you. We know God has many ways to write our Destiny and they might not all make sense right at the moment we’re going through it. We’re here for you ???? Press in and press on.

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