Weekly words for the moment ||Walking in the path of another man’s destiny will prevent/delay you from fulfilling your destiny and purpose


Hello ladies, I trust God you are doing great and mighty things this remaining days of November. I am doing same. Let’s seize the moment and take advantage of God’s grace in our lives.
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In  line with today’s topic above, please let me show you something in the Bible. The lives of two young men, Joseph and Esau Gen25:23-34; 27:1-46; 28:1-22; 29;30;31;32. Please make reference to them.
Jacob stole his brother, Esau's destiny out of greed and envy which led to the delay, struggles and challenges that he faced in fulfilling his God's ordained purpose in the land of Haran. He had to struggle through  fulfilling his destiny and purpose in life until God made him to understand that he had to fulfill the same destiny and purpose of his fathers Isaac and Abraham before God can fulfill the same covenant that He made with his forefathers. But before that revelation, Jacob was walking  in the path of Esau's destiny.

 This case is an example of what we are facing as human beings today, When you are running the race of another man, you will never arrive at your own destiny
Some of us have missed our destinies, some destinies have been delayed and some are being hindered because they are living in the purpose of another person’s life.

As human beings first of all, it is a natural trait in us to desire what we feel is good for ourselves but when we look deeper after so many challenges, trials and errors of pursuing such dreams, we will discover that according to God’s plans for us, that our dreams were not backed by God’s plans for our destiny and purpose as His children (Jeremiah 29:11).

Why we often times fall out of our God given destiny and purpose.

God is not a partial God and His plans for us are of good things but so many times we are blinded by running the rat race of life which makes us end up living in the shadow of another man’s purpose. The consequence is that it delays us from arriving at our God ordained destination, delays our success, life becomes difficult to live, we begin to experience near success syndrome (failure at the point of success).

Things that, hinder us from fulfilling our God's ordained destiny & purpose

 Greed Gen27:29 it’s a natural tendency in us as human beings that our wants  and needs are insatiable but we can only find contentment in God and by cultivating good values.

Lack of values: The Bible said… “Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents”. Gen25:27 this clearly shows that Jacob lacked the principle of hard work.

Bad parental guidance:(Gen27:8-17) bad advice and counseling from parents, favoritism among siblings by parents, such that instilling values in them becomes a chore.

Lack: Lack is another thing that can prevent us from seeing and fulfilling God’s destiny for our lives. Because the moment that you can no longer get ends meet and the supposed God’s destiny which you may be aware of is not the type that will quickly churn in money, you are bound to follow the fast route. (Ecclesiastes9:14-17)

Societal/Pressures: Pressures from friends, parents, family members, when you are being cheated from your rightful inheritance. These also force us to loose focus on our destinies and purpose in life (Gen31:7-8).

Ways to access, understand and fulfill God’s destiny and Purpose for your lives.

Through the word of God (John1:4; Psalm119:105)

Through Heavenly Vision (Gen28:10-15)
Unique giftings (Matt25:1-30, 1Corin12:4-8)

Through mentorship (1Sam1:28)
By continually asking God in prayers (1Sam1:12)



The Good news is that God is ever merciful, always willing to redirect our feet from the path which we have gone astray, rewrite our destinies and refocus us on the path of His purpose and destiny for us all only if we will allow Him.

Read also: Stay in charge because God put you in charge of your life 

This week shall we communicate with our loving father through these prayer points.

Thank you father for the grace to come to you and for the renewal of your mercy upon my life in Jesus Mighty name Amen (Ephesians1:7)

Dear Lord, I acknowledge that your plans for me are of good and not of evil therefore guide me into all truths through the Holy Spirit, reveal to me my destiny and purpose on earth in Jesus Mighty name I ask Amen.(Jeremiah29:11)

My father in Heaven, for every way that I have wronged you which have taken me away from the path of my destiny, I ask in Jesus name that you rewrite my destiny, give me a fresh start and change my story like Jacob and Jabez Amen. (Gen32:24-30; 1Chronicle4:9-10)

Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I declare that the challenges and struggles of life will not frustrate your grace upon me so I can fulfill my destiny and purpose on earth Amen. (Eph4:7; 2Thes1:12)

Thank you Heavenly father for answering my prayers, for so shall it be in Jesus Mighty name Amen. (Psalms2:8)

Your thoughts?
Please feel to share with me the various ways you have been able to discover and understand God's purpose for your life.

P. S: I want to thank you for visiting this space, for reading and receiving these words as your inspiration and motivation. I encourage you today to live your life in line with God's purpose for you and see how easy things will turn out for you. Please share, subscribe to this blog for more of God's goodnews like this. Have a great week! 

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25 comments

  1. "When you are running the race of another man, you will never arrive at your own destiny." It's important to ask God what He would have us do with the gifts and abilities He has given us so that we are actually alive and fulfilled rather than miserable.

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    1. You are correct, Susan. Thank you for visiting and for your support.

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  3. Definitely have me thinking! What am I currently pursuing simply to keep up with everyone around me? I want to pursue only the things God wants me to. Will definitely be reflecting on this

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    1. Dearest Hannah, please know that in life you can't keep up with everyone, instead you will end up loosing focus on your God given purpose. Thank you so much for reading.

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  4. Through prayer and fasting did i connect with God and became better and i found fulfillment in God.the lord helped me and set me free
    I really appreciate this your post.

    http://rawlingsunday.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Railings, thank you for sharing this testimony and congrats on discovering your purpose. Thank you for reading.

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  5. I love reading God's Word. Thanks for sharing what you're learning.

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    1. You are so welcome, Heather. Thank you for visiting and reading.

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  6. It is so true, when when we genuinely turn to God, focusing on Him alone, He redirects our steps. Also, I like how your prayers are based in scripture. When I'm at a loss for words, praying scripture helps me focus on Christ.

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    1. Allyson, praying with God's Words gives you words when you don't know what to speak. Thank you for visiting and reading, sister.

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  7. This is definitely a trap that so many of us fall into. I know that I can be guilty o of this.

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    1. Yes Alyssa, may God continue to deliver us from this trap in Jesus Mighty name Amen. Thank you for reading.

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  8. Wow - this is making me think even deeper about some things. I know that God does have plans for us - sometimes I wonder if we fall victim to our own longings which aren't from God. In such times, we should always pray about decisions to make sure our hearts are right and centered on God.

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    1. Loosing focus on God is so easy my sister but through prayers and God's Words all things are possible. Thank you for reading.

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  9. If you are racing other people you will never arrive at your own destiny. Those are such good words. Comparison is a destiny killer.

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    1. Poema, thank you for those kind words. We should definitely not compare ourselves with others. God bless you for visiting and reading.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this. so many try and make things better by comparison and doing exactly this. Comparison steals any joy you have.

    Marie
    @spreading-joy.org

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    1. You are right, Marie. I appreciate your support and love.

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  11. Running the race of another and we won't reach our destiny! This really made me stop and think. We have to run the race God has for us! Thinking about this today!

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    1. Hello nice to hear your view, Julie. You really do have a point. We should run God's race. Thank you for visiting and reading.

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  12. Thank you for sharing this. We often try to find our own way, but God's Word always has the guidance we need.

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    1. Rhonda, you are welcome. God's Word is our lives manual. Thank you for reading.

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  13. What a great share - you are so right. Father, help us to not stray even one step from your perfect purpose for our lives.

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    1. Amen Sister. God bless you for visiting and reading.

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