STEP TWO OF 24 ABSOLUTE STEPS OF DESTINY FULFILLMENT
Hello dear. If you read the post 24 ABSOLUTE STEPS OF DESTINY FULFILLMENT ONE, then you are surely aware of the fact that this teaching is a series. In the previous post we dealt with the first absolute step of destiny fulfillment which was that we should discover our destinies. In this second post we are dealing with the second absolute step which is:
HAVING A BURNING DESIRE TO FULFILL YOU DESTINY
The moment you have discovered your destiny, the next absolute step needed to see that destiny fulfilled is a burning desire; a strong yearning to be all what God created you to be.
We have this story in the Bible (Josh 14:12-13.NIV), about a young man of forty called Caleb son of Jephunneh. God revealed Caleb’s destiny and told him what his future was to look like, he showed him the exact place where he was to live. But after that promise, Caleb still stayed forty-five years out of his destiny until the day he desired and decided to claim his portion from Joshua. Then Joshua despite contesting had no other choice but to give Caleb what rightly belonged to him. Knowing what God created you to be is not sufficient it just the starting point. What really puts you on the way of destiny fulfillment is your burning desire.
A burning desire to be what God wants you to be, and to do what He wants you to do is a the second absolute principle of destiny fulfillment. John D. Rockefeller, one of the richest men the world has ever had once asserted, “Your state of mind must be one of a burning desire coupled with plans and a determination to make more money.” Rockefeller was right because, men rarely reach for what they need. They always reach for what they truly desire. Desire is required to make money but it is much more required to fulfill destiny.
Nothing is ever done under the sun without a strong desire to do it including destiny fulfillment. You will never accomplish your purpose of coming into this world except you earnestly want it. Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with a sense of destiny. But, not every- body is conscious that God purposely made him; some people think that they are a biological mistake or a coincidence of nature. Many people also who know that God created them for a purpose but do not desire enough to see that purpose fulfilled. Destiny can be fulfilled only when you earnestly and intensely desire to fulfill it. You have to want to do something badly enough before you have the slightest chance of doing it! If you don’t want it badly enough, I absolutely guarantee that you will not be willing to do the planning and preparing it takes to get it. Desire spells the difference between mere day dreams and a discovered destiny.
There are many reasons people find to justify not fulfilling destiny, but in my opinion, the absence of desire is the primary root cause. What is desire? Let me describe it, desire is a serious persistent passion and will to do something. It is a keen, pulsating craving, which transcends everything else. Desire it not a hope; it is more than hope. It is not a wish; it is more than a wish; it is a fire within us that pushes us to follow a course or to take an action. Desire is more than motivation; it is the mother of motivation. Desire is the mother of motivation because that is where your motivation is born. It is an impression that is most vivid in our minds at the things we want to achieve. Desire transcends distrust and strictly rational thought. Desire is the “want to” at all cost. Desire is not a passing thought but a lifetime passion. If on your death, you realize that you have not fulfilled your destiny, don’t blame somebody else blame your lack of desire. As we are going to see in the course of this series, they are many obstacles we have to transcend to accomplish our life’s purpose but without a stubborn desire at the initial state, all those eventual obstacles will look like unshakable mountains and will finally deprive us of our divine callings.
Apostle Paul, pushed by the desire to fulfill his destiny, while in prison in Caesarea told King Agrippa, “I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision,” (Acts 26:19). Desire is a force that refuses to see obstacles it is concern only to see destiny fulfilled. If you want to achieve your discovered God given purpose, then climb this second rung of the ladder; seriously desire to see that destiny fulfilled. Vince Lombardi, wisely stated, “winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is.” Yes, discovering your destiny isn’t everything but your desire to fulfill it is. Eventually, it takes also other steps to fulfill your destiny but it mostly takes desire. By a serious desire, we start to pursue our destiny. By it we challenge our limitations. By it we persevere in front of roadblocks and temporal failures and fulfill our destinies.
GOD BLESS YOU
In the next post we shall be discussing the third absolute step which is: Developing a corresponding vision for our discovered destiny.
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