Updated: Jul 14, 2021
" Two nations are in your womb,
Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
One people shall be stronger than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger." (Gen.25:23)
What is destiny? Simply put, destiny is a culmination of events that will necessarily happen to a particular person in the future. It means lot or fortune. It is the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible causes of events (Gen.25:23).
In Gen.25:33-34, Esau sold his birthright to Jacob. The moment he did that, the transaction was sealed in the spirit realm, and by Gen.27:27-29, it was physically activated . There and then, Jacob got the blessings originally meant for Esau. From then, Jacob was on the run.(Remember, the spiritual controls the physical). Essentially, it is noteworthy that we be mindful of pledges and vows we make under pressure. Reason being that given the most favorable conditions, we are bound to fulfill destiny.
A major unique truth about destiny is that it is meant to be fulfilled in this world ONLY "the heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S; but the earth He has given to the children of men" (Ps.115:19).
We find and fulfill destiny in several ways, and among such are: marriage, ministry, vocation, profession et al.
For us to find and enter our destiny, there are bridges that more often than not, connect us to that point. This is where destiny helpers come in. And who are these destiny helpers? These are people God has sent and positioned along our paths, in various ways, and at different times in our lifetime. They are channels through which we carry out what God ordained us to be, from the foundation of the world. And by extension, every one of us at one time or the other needs at least a destiny helper in our lifetime, regardless of our social class, wealth, influence, status, or fame.
A major fact about destiny helpers remains that they are NOT necessarily our blood relations. (It is NOT unlikely that we are blood -related, but more often than not, they may not be related to us in anyway).
Destiny helpers at times could come in form of people with mean and unfriendly character, attitude, or behavior. Truth is that this category of destiny helpers MAY not originally intend to see us make it in life, however, on the long run, their inactions towards us are actually what God would use to usher us into our destinies .
A case study here is Joseph (Gen.37:5). He had a dream that attracted hatred from his blood brothers- "and they hated him even more."
Some highlights that of the hatred targeted at Joseph that eventually culminated in his rising to limelight include:
He was sold for twenty shekels of silver (Gen.37:27).
He was accused falsely of attempted rape (Gen. 39:16).
He was thrown into prison and even there and then, he was made a leader (Gen.39:20-23).
With speed, he was brought before Pharaoh (Gen.41:14).
His ultimate ascension to his destiny (Gen.41: 37-41).
The story of Joseph entering into his destiny, against all odds, tells us that our road to destiny fulfillment could be characterized by a chain of unpleasant, unpalatable events and experiences.
Nevertheless, whoever seems to be persecuting you today or frustrating your efforts, dreams, visions, and ambitions, is doing nothing BUT preparing you for the glory ahead, for the scripture says : "which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written:
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those ho love Him." (1Cor.2:8-9)
(To be concluded)
Olusegun A Emosu
The RCCG Rehoboth Parish,
1879, S Stone Mountain - Lithonia Rd,
Lithonia GA 30058
July 6th, 2021