From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. —Acts 17:26
Destiny is living according to God’s plan for your life. You become a person of destiny when you realize that God has a plan for your life and a place of destiny for you and your family.
God’s plan for your life is not just for you; it is multigenerational. God’s plan for your family will outlive you. He’s doing things now to set up your children and grandchildren for His destiny.
Genesis chapter 11 tells us about Terah, the father of Abraham. Terah was a man who only went halfway. God told him to go all the way to Canaan, but he reached a city called Haran and settled there. He became relaxed and comfortable, and he made up his mind that the journey wasn’t worth the effort anymore. “I’m only halfway to my destiny”, he thought, “but I don’t want to go any further than this lush valley. It’s just too comfortable.”
Imagine Terah thinking, “All the bills are paid, and I don’t have to pray a lot. I don’t have to be stressed out. I don’t have to use faith to get what I need. I’m in a comfortable place, and it would be best if my family just stayed and lived here.”
That’s where many people are today—they’ve settled for less than God’s plan. Many of you have gone far and know there’s more out there, but something in you is saying, “Well, why go that far? Just relax. Why trust God for more when it’s so comfortable here?”
But the Lord is saying, “I have new plans for you. I have new opportunities for you. I have new people and new places and new plans that I want to release into this season of your life.”
If we’re not careful, we’ll become like Terah. The Bible says that he “came to Haran and dwelt there….and Terah died in Haran” (Gen. 11:31−32). Terah never reached his place of destiny. He lived and died in Haran.
Our lives should be about more than simply living and dying. God has a marvelous plan in store for us if we will only listen and learn to discern His will. As we follow His leading, He will bring us to our place of destiny.
Have you grown complacent with where you are in life? Could there be a God purposed destination that you are stopping short of? Consider asking God if you are in the right place. Ask God to point you in the right direction and show you the next steps to take.