Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Don't Forfeit Your Destiny

Don't you love it when God is dealing with you in a specific area?  Or several at a time?  Feels good, doesn't it?

Not really.

But how will we ever become the person we were created to be without correction, rebuke and repentance?  The truth is....We won't.

With that being said, one of the areas God is dealing with me about at this very moment is self-discipline, or more specifically, the lack of.

I read a passage from Destiny Thieves by Sandie Freed and thought I would share (just in case someone else needs to hear it to):

Esau's lack of self-discipline canceled his spiritual destiny in God.

  • If our flesh is in an exalted place of authority, then we become heavily tempted with worldly desires, and we easily sell out to the world.
  • We forfeit our leadership calling and spiritual passion, we forfeit our marriages, we forfeit the benefits of our inheritance, and we forfeit destiny.
I don't want to forfeit my destiny.  And I know you don't want to forfeit yours either.  If God has revealed an area in your life that is not pleasing to Him, do what you need to do to change it.  And if there isn't an area that He's working on right now, it probably wouldn't hurt to ask Him to point out anything that might be hindering your walk or relationship with Him and minimizing the (positive) impact your life is having on those around you.  He loves us enough to show us.  And He loves us enough to help us through to the other side.

Not sure how to ask or where to start?  Open up your Bible.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~2 Timothy 3:16-17

My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? ~Hebrews 12:5b-7

3 friends had this to say:

Beacon2Light said...

Nice reminder. Timely too. I have been reminded of what God wants me to do. I am praying for you as I hope you will do so for me. Here is a verse that I like to remind myself of in the area of developing more self-discipline: "Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men." Prov. 22:29 (NIV).

******Shelly****** said...

Thank you for your feedback and your prayers...and I love the scripture you quoted. I am saying a prayer for you as well...that you will hear God's voice behind you saying "This is the way, now walk in it..."

AmyAlves said...

Keep refining me and renewing my mind Lord! Thank you sweet Shelly! -Blessings, Amy