“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.”
In our last 4 Points Broadcast, we introduced a brand new series called “The DNA of Destiny.” If you missed it, you can listen to it now on demand.
This week, we’ll be taking another deep dive into your divine genetics.
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My ongoing prayer is that you will receive a fresh word and the personal ministry you need right where you are.
God will speak to you if you only tune in.
I want to help you grow up into the fullness of your divine destiny.
Every day I encounter believers whose growth is stunted—they never grow up into all that God has for them, and I know it breaks God’s heart even more than it does mine.
And the world we live in is the worse for it.
It’s time we understood the DNA of our own destinies.
The world needs the Body of Christ to grow up and step out from the shadows. We must each build ourselves up “in our most holy faith” as Jude tells us to do in his letter. (See verse 20.)
Each of us must learn to hear God’s voice and follow it.
We have too many “generals” doing their own thing rather than doing God’s thing—and too many foot soldiers who are doing too little or nothing at all.
Too few are getting in on the big conversation that is going on in God’s throne room!
The answers are there—the long-term solutions are there—but the Church has yet to grow out of toddlerhood.
Instead, we crawl around in our playpens self-absorbed, bickering, and crying—too lost in our own shortcomings to listen in and translate God’s instructions into programs of action and victory upon the earth.
Toddlers don’t transform kingdoms—at least not in good ways.
If we want to plug into the purposes, plans, and strategies of heaven, we must endure the rigors of the boot camp of prayer.
Prayer is in your DNA.
However, as with any other skill or talent, you must cultivate it. Success in life as well as victory on the battle field takes discipline, competence, and excellence.
That’s why your heavenly Father, like any good dad, coach, captain, or mentor, wants you to reach your full potential.
Too many of us want to be coddled rather than disciplined.
“Do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by Him. For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and chastises every son whom He receives…For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
Hebrews 12:5-6,11 ESV
If we kids are going to stay “in the family business,” we need to keep in closer contact with God Our Father than just coming by on Sundays for brunch. At the very minimum, we should be receiving daily instruction—if not hourly.
If we are doing something truly world-changing, then we should be in even more frequent communication. We should have regular planning meetings and strategy summits together with God and each other.
We should be in constant communication about every detail of what needs to be done in every moment of every day.
There is a maturing process that happens through prayer.
We learn to endure the times of silence in prayer as well as the times of overflowing revelation.
We should also be partnering together in faithfully stewarding this Family business, “joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, caus[ing] growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:16).
It is only when we can do this that nothing shall be impossible for us.
We must learn to work together as a family—to receive God’s grace for ourselves, and minister that grace to one another.
Staying closely connected as we pursue the course He sets before us will cause us to grow up in Him as a strong, healthy, and mature Body. There will be nothing we can’t ultimately accomplish as we stay knit together in close relationship with Him.
Peter speaks of this growing up process as we continually present ourselves to God in prayer:
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:6-7, emphasis added
When is “due time”?
It is when we are mature enough for God to promote us into our next phase of responsibility and leadership authority without our childishness derailing the blessing.
Friends, it’s time to grow up.
To fast track your growth, join me for Kingdom School of Ministry. There is nothing like it in the world that will take you to the next level in God—and launch you into the next level of your ministry—as quickly.
Make this the year you grow into all God has for you!