Many lives have been shattered and destinies are eaten up by caterpillars and palmer worms. Destiny destroyers have altered their destiny and trampled upon their potential. Many are tossed in the valley of the shadow of death and obituaries have been written simply because of the calling that the Lord has upon their life. When satan sees greatness in any individual, he always tries to destroy them. With heaviness of heart today, I say that many don’t know their true calling. As individuals, it’s of vital importance that you know who you are. If one doesn’t know who they are the devil could destroy them by derailing their destiny in a split second. Today, many people that walk among us have some precious seeds planted in their lives by the most High God. The seed that has been planted is still there, however, some are still not yet germinated. This is simply because they have not grown spiritually. In order for one’s destiny to be fulfilled, they need the undiluted Word of God and a relationship must be established between the Lord and that individual.
Matthew 6:33- But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Once any individual seeks the Lord wholeheartedly they will automatically be placed on the path of their true calling and purpose. It’s not the other way around where one works out their purpose based on what they think is favorable for them. This is the main error that many make today. The Lord has planted great potential in many of us, however, because of lack of knowledge and fear of the unknown it causes many planted seeds to stifle and never emerge. This causes the purpose of the Lord to not germinate as it should in their lives. Has your seed emerged?
When an individual accepts Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour it’s very important that they have mature Christians to guide them, to help them understand better the Word of the Lord, and to teach the principles of the kingdom of God. The Word of the Lord must be taught to new believers line upon line and precept upon precept. They must be guided because they are considered to be babes.
1 Peter 2:2- As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.
1 Corinthians 3:2- I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
When a baby is born, milk is normally given to nurture the baby until they are ready to be weaned. They are watched continuously to ensure they are breathing properly and that their food is digested. It’s the same thing with young Christians; they must be taught the Word of the Lord and the Word will digest in their spirit man
Proverbs 15:21-22- Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.
Many young Christians have greatness on the inside but they lack proper guidance and many shepherds are spiritually blind as well. Too many shepherds today don’t know who they are and so it’s therefore then impossible for them to guide others. If a shepherd is to be an effective leader they would need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The spirit of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding must rest upon them in order to lead the right way. The right knowledge of God settles peace.
The story written in 1 Kings 3:16-28 of the two women and the baby illustrates that the right knowledge of God settles peace. If one doesn’t know what God is saying about them, then how will they know what God is saying about others? In the book of Jeremiah, it is written that many pastors have trampled upon the vineyard they are set to watch over and have moved away from the Word of the Lord. It’s an error to leave the ordinances and principles of the Lord and to walk in one’s own concept. This is something that grieves the Lord. I have to mention that this concept of one’s own ideas of the Word of God is what causes segregation and brings in so many false doctrines and teachings. It is simple, all people are supposed to do is follow the Word of the Lord, not taking the word and dividing it to please one’s self. There are many dormant Christians among us who should be erupting and doing mass destruction against satan’s kingdom but they are unaware of their true potential and calling hence they remain inactive.
The Word of the Lord is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. If one doesn’t have the Word of the Lord then they don’t have the sword. How then can a soldier in the army of Christ be in a war without having a sword?
Many pastors today are not good shepherds as they have caused the sheep to scatter because of a lack of knowledge. There are many pastures full of sheep but the shepherds are spiritually blind. Therefore the sheep will lay down with wolves because they are not fed properly with the Word of the Lord. They, therefore, become spiritual dwarfs and spiritually illiterate. This is why all shepherds/pastors must be full of the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 29:18- Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Luke 6:39- And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
Jeremiah 23:2- Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
It’s sad that there are many pastors that love the Lord genuinely but have not effectively dispensed the Word of the Lord as they should. This is because they themselves don’t understand and it grieves the Lord when leaders walk in their own doctrine and man-made rules. In the above scripture, the Lord was angry with the pastors in Israel who did not teach his Word as they should, and that caused the sheep to scatter. This also goes for today’s generation.
In today’s society, many are pursuing different careers but in the realm of the spirit, they should be fishers of men. Beloved, the Lord is no respecter of person. If one is operating in a calling that he was not called to operate in then that person is operating in their own will. If the Lord did not appoint an individual then that individual is operating in the flesh. Appointment comes from the Lord; God does not choose an individual based on their qualification or how eloquent they speak. Men look on qualification and status but God looks at the seed he has planted and the purpose he has called one for.
In my early adult life, the Lord explained to me who I am, where I am from and my purpose on this earth. Throughout my life, many definitions and conclusions have been drawn of who I am. It’s great that some reports are true while some are far from the truth. However, because I know who I am, any definition that doesn’t match up with God’s word is already deleted in my Master’s name. If you have found that you are a dormant Christian, Jesus is ready to let you become active. If you realize that you have become a spiritual dwarf, Jesus is ready to help you grow spiritually. If you are spiritually illiterate, he is ready to fill you up with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
Matthew 7:7- Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
My dearly beloved, I beseech you by the grace of God to not remain in diapers after being in church for all these years. Let that golden seed that the Lord had planted in you germinate and spring up in you. I speak over the readers that your root will become strong. I pray that you will not just germinate but that you will bear the fruit of the spirit. I pray that the Holy Spirit will act and breathe in you. May the Lord bless you richly in the sweet and saving name of our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.