“Today I ask heaven and earth to be witnesses. I am offering you life or death, blessings or curses. Now, choose life! Then you and your children may live.”
In our last 4 Points Broadcast, we talked about how to activate the blessings of God—and in the process, how to unlock your divinely-intended destiny.
This week, we will continue to explore the geography and terrain of your destiny.
Don’t miss this week’s 4 Points Broadcast LIVE this Thursday at 7pm ET!
We are in our new series, “The DNA of Destiny.”
For many people, the concept of destiny is an elusive mystery out of the scope their control or influence.
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
Willian Jennings Bryan
Simply put, your destiny is where you end up tomorrow.
Scripture demonstrates that destiny is not a matter of chance—it is a matter of obedience.
“To choose life is to love the Lord your God, obey him, and stay close to him.”
Where you end up tomorrow is a result of the decisions you make today—those decisions are the bridge that connect your present to your future.
Because your destiny is directly associated with the decisions you make, you must take one-hundred percent responsibility for your life.
Wherever you end up tomorrow is on you.
The prosperous life begins with the revelation that whatever happens to you is no person’s—no employer, no parent, no government, church, or entity’s—absolutely nobody’s responsibility but your own.
Your destiny is built upon your choices: You must choose to obey God. You must choose to pray. You must choose to have faith. You must choose to hope and trust in God.
Whatever happens in your life is based on a series of decisions—therefore be careful to align your decisions with how God originally designed and purposed you to live.
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
God intends for you to live an abundant life; a life without lack:
“But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.”
God has promised to supply all of your needs:
“God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory.”
You must make a decision whether you will live a blessed life (I taught on living the blessed life in our previous 4 Points series), or whether your life will be cursed.
God said, “I want you to make a decision: You can choose life or you can choose death. What do you choose?” (See Deuteronomy 30:19-20.)
Blessing or cursing?
Which do you choose?
We are all required to make a decision.
If you want to live a blessed life, you need to make a decision to be blessed!
We must educate ourselves to the Truth in God’s Word so we are not so easily deterred from God’s best for our lives—or become so susceptible to giving away our personal power.
“…the curse causeless shall not come.”
Blessing is always the outcome of an act of obedience—while a curse is the natural outcome of an act of disobedience.
Every day you choose whether your life will be blessed or it will be cursed.
For there to be a choice, there must be options.
Therefore, God set options before you: “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose” (Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV).
God gives you the power to decide. He provided you with two clear choices: to live blessed or cursed.
He said, “I call heaven and earth to record” so that when you make a certain decision, heaven conspires with earth to bring about the associated outcome.
There are always spiritual laws in operation! Listen to the replay for more on this…
For now, I want to make clear that your destiny is defined one decision at a time. Your destiny is being engineered on a moment by moment basis.
Therefore don’t go through life on neutral; live it deliberately and intentionally!
Because the very moment you make a decision, you alter your destiny.
Always remember your destiny is decision-bound.
The beautiful thing is that once you give your life to God, He gives you amazing decision-making ability. He enlightens your spirit to discern His will so you will know how to navigate the geography of your destiny.
You’re not a prisoner of war; you’re a prisoner of your mind. Once your thoughts change, your life changes accordingly!
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
If you don’t like where you are today, decide to be somewhere else in the future—because you’re only a series of decisions away from living the life of your dreams!