This is the last part of the faith series. This makes up a very small part on the subject of faith. There is so much on it, that i don’t think a single person can declare that he knows everything there is to know on faith.
In this last part i am going to speak about faith concerning your destiny. We are all called to do something. We all have a reason for being on this earth. God created each and everyone of us with a purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11 says: For I know the thoughts and plans that i have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
So even if you don’t believe it, the fact remains, you have a calling and a purpose. A lot of people struggle with finding out what their purpose is. But please note that this post is about the importance of faith in relationship to destiny. This is the foundation to accomplishing your destiny. So even if you don’t know your calling, what i am about to share is important and i do believe it will help you.
I am going to be teaching from Romans 4:13-25.
This portion is talking about Abraham and his calling. I strongly urge you to read the whole chapter and the previous chapter to get the full picture. Let’s move. Romans 4:13 says:
For the promise to Abraham or his poserity, that he should inherit the world, did not come through [observing the commands of] the Law but through the righteousness of faith.
– I need you to understand that Abraham was not given a purpose based on his “works” but because of his faith! Faith in what? Because of his faith in God. You have a purpose. That is a fact, so what you need to do to see it come to completion is have faith in God.
We live in a world where a lot of emphasis is placed on how hard we work. How hard we work determines what we get. We have been taught the importance of independence. We have a lot of people who take pride in been independent. They don’t trust in anyone. They depend on themselves and no one else.
So when they give their lives to God they think they can have the same mindset. Their confidence as christians comes from how hard they work instead of God’s grace. They take pride in the fact they don’t need anyone.
Please get me right. I am not saying that work is bad. Work is needed. God desires us to work with our hands. Without work we would not be able to accomplish our calling. But what has happened over time is that people have relied on the fact that they work hard instead of relying on God. They think their destiny is coming to pass because of the strength of their own hands. They have failed to see it’s because of God’s grace.
We need to be able to see God’s grace operating clearer than our own strength and ability in view of purpose.
Lets move onto Romans 4:16. It says:
Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favour), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants – not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.
– Our calling, our destiny, our purpose, the fulfillment of it is based entirely on FAITH! This passage of scripture is clearly telling us that we need faith to walk in our destiny and the outcome of it depends ENTIRELY on faith. Faith is the key. That is how important it is to us. This is the way it is because we are able to see God’s grace. Because of the way God has ordained it we are able to see His greatness. God also wants us to view our destiny as a gift. God freely gave us this amazing gift. The least we can do is be thankful to Him for giving us this truly amazing gift. And that is why faith is important. It helps us see all these things. We are going to carry on with this topic but it has proved too much to put it all in one post. I will write a fourth post to conclude on faith concerning destiny.
Until then God bless you!!!!