Some will argue that changing their destiny is unperceivable as well as non-permitted, as if it is carved in stone. Anybody who has encountered a major disappointment in life can testify as to just how frustrating life is at times.
The complexity to our destiny is often conceived by our lack of understanding the natural and supernatural components that alter or control our lives. Some consider destiny equivalent to fate. In doing so, they may even believe in luck and leave ‘the will of God’ completely out of the equation.
What is Fate?
Fate is an event or a course of events that inescapably happen in our future. Fate is unchangeable when we think about where we were born and what family we are a part of. However, our fate can be altered by our actions. For instance, if we choose to do drugs, one day we will die from an overdose at a much younger age than one who chooses not to abuse drugs. When devastation strikes both the young and innocent, this is when people begin to think God as being unfair. If we read the Bible, we know that we possess no guarantee for tomorrow.
What will be will be, lies within the hearts of some, and so they choose never to intervene with fate. They lay down their life goals. For instance, folks who have an issue with weight control may use their unhealthy low metabolism as a reason to eat themselves into the Guinness Book of World Records. The truth is that there are plenty of resources to get back on track, but unless we utilize them, indeed, fate will control us.
Luck VS. God’s Will
The lottery system thrives on those who perceive luck as being in their favor. They believe that a supernatural bias allows good or bad fortune to come their way. When I was growing up, my Mama used to tell us never to put our feet on the table, or the person who sat there would die. Luck is equivalent to superstition, in that those who believe in it, fail to recognize God’s will in the matter.
God’s will includes the understanding that God is the Creator and is in control of His creation. To understand our destiny, we must know what God has destined for us. Many of us forget about, ‘Seek Ye First’ the Kingdom of God’. Can God change our fate or destiny? You bet He can as He has in many of our lives! If you want to know what God’s plan is for your life, it will take some serious work on your behalf.
Seeking Gods’ Guidance Daily
We live in a world where people are seeking guidance from mediums, talk show hosts, peers, co-workers; just about anyone but God.
What is the solution? Perhaps we should be following the Biblical Golden Rule:
"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" (Luke 11:9).
It is going to take us, as believers, laying aside our beliefs in fate and luck, and start realizing that God, who predestined our creation before the foundation of the earth, has a unique plan and purpose for our lives. It is not that difficult as a Christian to grasp the concept that the SUPERNATURAL intervenes in our lives moment by moment if we choose to seek Him in obedience. However, the door to God’s purpose and will for your life is never opened----that is unless you seek, and then knock.
The Bible is filled with promises for Gods’ children, but far too many pass up on seeking Him, and thus they never realize their full potential in Christ. Don’t be left trying to figure out your destiny alone. God never intended for you to live your life apart from His love, grace and purpose. All of this and more is freely given to those who dare to seek!
By: Jane Morin
About the Author
Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!