Destiny Series – Dying to live
Its feels nice to be writing regularly again. I was encouraged by your shares and comments on the last blog entry. Thank you it means a lot to me 🙂
Today I’d like to write the last part in the destiny series. I want to call this post “dying to live”.
Your destiny is not about “You”
When we study the life of great men in the Bible like Joseph, Moses, Samuel or David and even the life of our Lord Jesus. One factor really stands out, the fact their destiny was never about them. Their life’s purpose was bigger than themselves. God never chose them and anointed them for themselves but for the benefit of their generation. God is eager to raise a generation of Christians and leaders that will lay their lives on the altar so that someone else can be blessed because of their sacrifice. The reason the life of Mother Theresa is so highly regarded world over is because her life was not about her but about her ministry to a sick and a broken world. I really hope somebody catches what I’m saying here because true ministry and God given destiny are always about others. Unless we are willing to see our destiny through this lens it will be difficult for us to fulfill our destiny.
Dying to the flesh is a subject I rarely hear preached from modern day pulpits, Yet Christ made it imperative to anyone that desires to follow him, He should deny himself and pick up his cross and follow him. There is a price to be paid and it’s called obedience. Obedience to God’s word, His standards, His voice and His presence. There is no second thought on that.
If I were to be honest, I will tell you my biggest problem is not the devil and his kingdom but the fact that I’m constantly faced with the challenge where I have to make a choice between my will and God’s will. Between my standards and God’s standards, between my desires and His desires. The process of saying NO to me and YES to God is what I call dying daily.
John the Baptist cried less of me and more of you, may it become our prayers and heart’s desire.
I’d like to stop here, hope you have enjoyed the series as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. I encourage you to share these posts with your friends and the ones you think will benefit from it.
Hari Rao Pawar