“The foundational principle for your destiny is this: God created you to put Him and His kingdom first. You were created for Him. You weren’t created for you. . . . God did not create you so He could spend all His time trying to figure out how to help you. God created you for the destiny He has for you — to accomplish His plan for the advancement of His kingdom and for His glory.”- Dr. Tony Evans
“For through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made things we can see and the things we can’t see — such as thrones, kingdoms, rules, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.”- Colossians 1:16-17 (NLT)
As Dr. Tony Evans moves on in Chapter 2 of Discover Your Destiny, he stresses that the book of Colossians digs deeper into this foundational truth. That you exist for God’s kingdom and your destiny involves His agenda. Hence, Colossians 1:17 doesn’t says that ‘all things have been created through Him and for you.’ Rather, Dr. Evans underscores:
“God created all things through Him and for Him. That includes you. You have been created for God Himself.”
Above all, if things in your life begin to unravel or fall apart, or if you lack peace, security, stability, and calm, consider this. As Dr. Evans advises, the first thing you must assess involves the position you’ve assigned to God. Because if your truly put God before all things, He surely holds all things together.
In conclusion, Dr. Evans explains:
“Why do so many people . . . frequently suffer emotional, spiritual, or physical chaos? The answer is simple: God has not been positioned before all things. He is not first. Instead, He is in addition to all things. Or perhaps He even comes after trying other things. Or we get around to Him sometime later. Yet God will hold the plan of your life together only when He’s before all things in your life.”
Today’s question: What Bible verses help you center on the foundational principle for your destiny? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Show up and stay still – our God agenda?”