“Your destiny is the customized life calling God has ordained and equipped you to accomplish in order to bring Him the greatest glory and achieve the maximum expansion of His kingdom.”- Dr. Tony Evans
“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”- Romans 8:28 (NASB)
In the Introduction to Discover Your Destiny: Let God Use You Like He Made You, Dr. Tony Evans first talks about the real tragedy of the story of Frankenstein. After Victor transformed the monster from a lifeless collection of parts into a living being, the monster turned on him. In his independence, Frankenstein transformed his creator into a victim.
Above all, Dr. Evans underscores, many of God’s children turn on their Creator. Because they choose to live for themselves rather than live for Him. Thus, their own wants, desires, emotions, and will take precedence. As a result, lives disintegrate. What God created for good quickly turns into a debacle.
Therefore, as Tony explains, to satisfy that empty feeling you must live out your divinely ordained destiny:
“When you live out your destiny, you don’t measure what you have done according to what someone else has done. Nor is your destiny to be confused with a busy life. When your life is filled with purpose, you measure what you have done according to what you were created to do. . . . One of the main reasons people fail to live our their destinies is that they fail to understand why they were created and who created them. They fail to understand this because they fail to understand God’s kingdom.”
Finally, Dr. Evans stresses, the secret to living with meaning involves understanding and embracing God’s kingdom. Hence, we allow God to blend the various components of our lives all together toward a greater good. Tony adds: “When you are committed to Him above all else, He will measure everything in your life — the good, the bad, and the bitter — and blend them into something divine.”
Today’s question: How would you define your customized life calling God has ordained? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Chaos around you vs. calm within you”