Daily Devotion

FULFILLING DESTINY

Fulfilling destiny is a very exciting proposition. We live through that season with the satisfaction and joy of knowing that you are right where God wants you, doing the very thing you were created for. So many people consider that, the greatest joy of life. Everything else literary takes the back seat as you neatly fit into that specific space that has your specifications.

Getting to that place of fulfilling destiny is the result of dedication, hard work, commitment and determination. Many things will try to sidetrack, frustrate and crush you. But you must remain resolute and focused on fulfilling your destiny. Obviously there are seasons of great joy as you fulfil your destiny but then there are times the excitement wears off and you are left with nothing but the knowledge that you are doing the right thing, your God thing. In such times you are functioning away from emotion and excitement but out of purpose and destiny.

SCRIPTURE READING: Jonah 4:1-11 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. So he prayed to the LORD, and said, “Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You [are] a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for [it is] better for me to die than to live!” Then the LORD said, “[Is it] right for you to be angry?” So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city. And the LORD God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant. But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it [so] damaged the plant that it withered. And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, “[It is] better for me to die than to live.” Then God said to Jonah, “[Is it] right for you to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “[It is] right for me to be angry, even to death!” But the LORD said, “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?”

DEVOTION PRAYER: My God, it satisfies my heart to know that I am living to fulfill my destiny, amen

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