On Knowing What Destiny Has Prepared You For
What’s stopping you from being the creative person you were created to be? What’s stopping you from stepping into the void of your life and creating fullness?
For every mess, there is a creative idea to fix it and for every void, there is creative wholeness to satisfy it.
The creative idea you’re in need of, the creative wholeness you crave, is not outside you but within you.
On Discovering Your Destiny
Unfortunately, we tend to spend more time studying who and what surrounds us than we do ourselves. So, we don’t know ourselves. We don’t know our true capacity and capabilities.
Destiny is the only one who fully knows what’s inside you. In order to reveal you to yourself, it will sometimes put you in situations of chaos or void with the expectation that you can handle it.
Chaos will show you what’s inside you.
Rejection will show you what’s inside you.
Trouble will show you what’s inside you
Hard times will show you what’s inside you.
You can endure the challenge of any situation as long as the chaos of it doesn’t get in you.
Like a ship at sea, you can weather the waters of any storm as long as the water doesn’t get in you. Once the water gets in the ship, the survival of the ship lowers.
Have you ever been in a difficult situation where everyone around you seemed to fall apart while you remained steady? You knew it was a bad situation but somehow it didn’t affect you. It didn’t affect you, because it didn’t get in you.
I was in labor for over 87 hours with my son. It was a really hard labor. It was completely natural, with no meds and at home. As the days rolled on and my support grew tired and frustrated, a thought came over me, “stay strong, people. I need you to stay strong”.
During that time, I knew that I couldn’t afford my support to grow weak. I couldn’t afford for them to internalize the storm of frustration, fear, and tiredness. Also, I knew that the integrity of our journey through labor and delivery depended on how well they weathered the chaos of the storm.
I was tired, weak, afraid, and frustrated but I could endure as long as the rest of my crew stood strong, refusing to allow the chaos of the situation to go internal.
Can you recall a similar event in your life, when the integrity of your journey depended heavily on how well your crew weathered the storm of circumstances?
You will always have a special grace to get through the challenges that come your way. But, that doesn’t mean that the people present with you also have that grace for that challenge.
Have you ever looked back and wondered, “how did I do that? How did I pull that off”?
You were graced for it.
On Discovering Yourself
You’re designed strong enough to get through the storms of your life. Each storm is an opportunity to reveal the strength of what’s inside you. You absolutely have what it takes to overcome every storm of your life!
Your storms are your opportunities to discover yourself. You were in that situation to discover yourself, to stretch you, to encourage you, to empower you, to see eternity in you.
You’ll never know what’s in you if you don’t push through the storm.
You are creative because destiny is creative.
Destiny is also systematic and, therefore, so are you.
The seed of every thing is in itself. The seed is the potential of the thing. The apple seed is the limitless potential of the apple tree. The seed inside the apple is the life inside the apple. This is destiny’s system of design.
The potential to bring forth exists inside you as a key component to your inherent makeup and design. You were created with a system whereby whatever you need will always be inside of you.
The implication of this realization is significant…
You cannot expect people to give you what they don’t have.
They can’t give you love if they have none. They can’t give you peace if they have none. And they can’t give you wisdom if they have none.
The fact that you have a need doesn’t mean that the solution can be found in someone else. Your need does not determine another’s capacity to give, so don’t go looking to people for what you need.
You’ll wear yourself out looking for love, attention, affection, and significance from someone who has none to give.
On What You Need to Be
The primary expectation destiny has of you is that you would be productive.
You don’t have to ask for joy if you’re productive. You don’t have to ask for peace if you’re productive. You’re going to have joy, you’re going to be happiest, and you’re going to be most fulfilled if you live your purpose.
Your purpose above everything else is to be productive with what destiny has placed inside of you. So, be productive!
Every day of your life up to this point is forever gone.
Every day that’s entrusted to you is given with the expectation that you would be productive. Don’t let a single day go by without producing something or anything.
Use every new day you’re given to go further than the day you had.
At every age or stage, the only thing that Destiny asks of you is that you would be productive with what’s inside you.
This is divine expectation.
Have you ever suspected that there was more inside of you?
Have you ever suspected that you might be living beneath your best purpose, your highest use, your ultimate destiny?
Or have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and seen that they see that something special in you? What does that do to you?
It’s the most attractive quality, isn’t it? When they see it in you?
In order for you to be productive, you also need to see what’s inside you. Let the storms of your life serve to reveal your seed so that it can be turned into a fruit. Then, multiply the fruit.
However, do not multiply what didn’t survive the storms of your life. Take what’s left after the storm calms and multiply it.
Find a mirror. Get in front of your reflection and with your eyes locked onto the eyes of your reflection, say aloud, “Something is about to happen in your life. You had to fight to get here, but you survived. Your purpose is about to flow from your life. You’re about to multiply what survived. It’s your season!”
You’re coming into it! You’re starting to figure it out. Your eyes have not seen and your ears have not heard the things that destiny has prepared for you.