Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you. (Jeremiah 1:5)
It's probably not often that you think about yourself as two microscopic cells struggling to find one another. But it's true. Once there was just the teeny egg in its nurturing bed, waiting for that one determined little sperm to find his way home. And suddenly he did, and there you were. Special, unique you; a miracle predetermined by God. It follows, then, that you have a unique destiny.
Your destiny is not the same as your dream. Dreams may lead you away from the destiny God has planned for you. He knows how best to use your gifts. He knows where you fit and what you can accomplish. The tone-deaf fellow who dreams of being the next Pavarotti, is headed for failure, but he might be a great speaker or writer or the most successful businessman in town. He needs to find his destiny in God.
So do we all. We find it by looking for God's directional arrows: circumstances we never could have engineered; people who offer new ideas and opportunities; new inner discernment that comes with prayer and “getting right” with God.
Anthony says: In the final analysis, we're not just human beings but keys that God has individually crafted to fit certain locks…In fact, in all the world and in all of time, there has been only one key that has the ability to open one particular lock. And that's you.
The lock you've been designed to open is the outworking of your destiny. It may be something small and hidden, or it could make you famous overnight! What's important to remember is that the person who achieves highest glory in heaven is the one with a servant's heart. (Mark 10:34-45) That takes selflessness and love, the most God-like traits of all. You can't do it? Of course not. So ask God to live His love out through you by the Holy Spirit within you. He'll be glad to answer you!