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Fulfilling Your Destiny

I’m often asked to speak to groups to help people understand how they’re wired. Each of us have certain personality types that help us to fulfilled in our work and life. When we’re not operating or working in areas that are compatible with how we were wired by God, we feel out of place, stressed or unfulfilled. What I like to do is help people find their God given wiring so they can understand what’s going on inside of them. Once they understand that, they can find work that’s fulfilling and get plugged into serving in God’s Kingdom in a capacity that makes the greatest difference. Each of us were created by God on purpose and with a purpose. That means there’s a position in God’s Kingdom that only you can fill, and if you don’t do it, it won’t get done. You are called by God to be a Kingdom builder. Sitting on the sidelines thinking God’s calling is only for ministers is not an option.

Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations— that’s what I had in mind for you” (MSG). God was speaking to Jeremiah, but He was also demonstrating that He knows each one of us and has plans for us from before we were born. To reiterate it, Psalm 139:16 says, “Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.” God prepared you with a purpose to make a difference at each stage of your life. We can’t sit back and wait for the next stage. There’s something He has for you to do even now! You were created for such a time as this.

Finally, Ephesians 2:10 says, “Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!” (TPT). You have a destiny, a mission, a calling and a purpose that God created you for. You are not an accident. You have a divine purpose to make a difference in the lives you’ve been planted in. It’s not the responsibility of someone who is more spiritual, better equipped or more qualified. You can’t get more qualified than being designed by God from before you were born to fulfill your purpose. Your specific wiring and personality uniquely qualifies you to do the good works God created you for. Our world needs you to fulfill God’s plan for your life. You won’t feel fulfilled until you are moving in your purpose and doing what you were created for. Go make a difference today wherever God has you. There’s someone needing what only you can offer.

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Trusting The Master Artisan

In the mid 1990’s, I lived in Cairo, Egypt. One of the things I did pretty often was to visit the Lillian Trasher Orphanage in the middle of the country. One of the trade skills they taught kids was using a loom to create rugs. I remember seeing the loom for the first time. I was amazed at how these kids were able to use the shuttle to weave threads in and out of the warp (vertical, tight threads). More than that, they were able to see what i couldn’t – the overall design and plan for the rug. They created these perfectly symmetrical designs by weaving the different colors in and out of the warp. It was incredible to watch the artisans at work.

Our lives are not much different than that loom. God is at work in our lives creating something beautiful, but too often we can’t or don’t see what He’s doing. Many times we question the threads He uses or placement of them. We don’t know the design He’s creating so we feel incomplete or unfinished while He is weaving people, circumstances and situations in and out of our lives. It’s easy to question what you don’t see or don’t understand, but God is the greatest artisan of all. He knew you before you were born (Jeremiah 1:5), and had created His master design for your life.

Romans 8:28 says, “So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose” (TPT). Your life may seem random at times, even chaotic, but God is at work in every detail. You may not understand why he wove a certain thread in until He has completed His work, but don’t let that stop you from trusting Him. He works everything out for our good according to His plan for each of us. Remember that we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art] (Ephesians 2:10 AMP) that He will continue to work on until His plan is complete in our lives. We must learn to trust the artisan of our lives completely.

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