We all have a purpose. There are books that teach about how to be successful, how to make millions of dollars and how to achieve your dreams. Dreamers can reach the top without having the character to match, but they don’t necessarily stay there. In order to reign with longevity, success, respect and happiness, you have to be whole first. Whole in mind, character and spirit.
As a daughter of God, we are so fortunate to have living and active promises from God that will lead us into freedom and wholeness. As royalty, we get to have the confidence of Christ, we don’t have to be scared when someone seemingly gets ahead and we don’t have to compare ourselves to the measure of others. We don’t have to self-sabotage or take ourselves out when we start to feel like we might not be the best in a competition that was never meant to be with other people. We get to have full and complete security that our lot is secure and the call on our life is irrevocable.
For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. Romans 11:29.
In your journey to walking in your purpose, you don’t have to be the best. There are so many seasons that come before that. You already have natural abilities and talents that make you good at what you do, which is one of the ways you can decide what your purpose and call is. But if we don’t get a grip on our pride and being afraid of failing, or of being mediocre, then we will never have the perseverance it takes to enjoy the fruition of our dreams and destiny.
Think about Joseph. He was rejected, ridiculed by his own family, sold into slavery and thrown into prison before he ever reached the fullness of his destiny or even saw God’s redeeming hand play out full circle. But all along his tumultuous journey, he was sowing seeds into people by exercising and practicing his gifts and expressing love to everyone.
When he was in prison, he interpreted people’s dreams and that won him favor with the prison guard. He won the favor of those around him by partnering with his true royal identity in God, even amidst the bleakest of circumstances.
In our society, we have extremely short attention spans because of the technology that gives us instant gratification. We apply that expectancy to all areas of our life and expect things to happen instantly, quickly, in our time. But that isn’t how God works. God doesn’t modify His ways to our ways. Queen Esther was married to King Xerxes for almost 5 years before the epic time came for her make history by saving an entire race.
So much character testing, learning, refining, and growth in wisdom and our skills have to be developed before we are ready to be launched into the fullness of our reign.
I say the fullness of our reign, because even when we haven’t discovered what our calling or purpose is, we are still reigning. We are reigning right now because we are The King’s Daughter. The word reign means, “time in power.” Our time in power isn’t just when people notice, when we are being recognized or elevated to positions of authority or leadership. Our time is right this moment and every day until we die. Jesus has given us the keys to the kingdom and we have fullness in Christ who is the head over every authority.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:19
And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:10
We reign every day in the way we carry ourselves, treat people, manage our time, sharpen our talents and choose to deal with conflict or resistance. We each have a realm of influence right now. The questions is, how are we stewarding it?
We have to show God that we are faithful in the little things before He can trust us with the small things. We have to pass all the levels of preparation before we can even emotionally, spiritually and mentally handle the call God wants us to carry out.
Thinking of our destiny is exciting because it makes us feel special. We are special, but coming into our destiny is about being useful. It takes commitment, perseverance, humility, resilience and security.
Don’t be discouraged if you feel like you have been waiting and preparing forever. Jesus’ ministry didn’t start until he was 30 years old and in just three years, he had changed the world forever…without the speed and power of technology. Imagine what we can do when we are ready to be launched.
Jesus says that, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.‘ John 14:12.
Thank you God that you have assigned an epic purpose for my life. I trust you in every step because I know that you determine my steps. I will cast my anxieties and insecurities on you and rest assured that I am in every season I am supposed to be in at the exact, divine time. God, I invite you to prepare me, transform my mind, shape my heart, teach me in Your ways so that I may be fully prepared when the time comes for me to step into the spotlight of my destiny.
Amen. (Let It Be)
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