Daily Devotionals

May 21

Fulfilling Your Destiny

Gloria Copeland
As thou [the Father] hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them [those who believe on me] into the world.

“What’s God’s plan for my life?” We’ve all asked that question at some point in our lives. Christians everywhere are longing to answer God’s call. They’re eager to fulfill the divine purpose for which they were created. But they need direction in finding out what that plan is…

God never intended for us to be in the dark about His plan for our lives. He left us clear, written instructions concerning His will for us. What’s more, He gave us a pattern to follow so we could see how to carry out those instructions.

The pattern is Jesus. You’ve been sent forth into the world to continue His ministry. I know that sounds like a tall order, but it’s true. He said so Himself in John 17:18.

Once we realize Jesus is the pattern, we need to find out exactly what Jesus was sent to do: “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8).

Think about that. You’re called to finish what Jesus began: to destroy, undo and bring to naught the works of the devil on earth. That is the job God wants us to do.

“That’s a big job, Gloria! How on earth am I ever going to do that?”

The same way Jesus did. After all, He promised, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12).

In short, the works, or ministry of Jesus was threefold: 1) He healed the sick, 2) He cast out demons, and 3) He preached the good news of the kingdom of God.

Now, I know it’s easy to do the preaching and not the other two works. But the gospel was never designed to be preached without proof that Jesus is alive today. Jesus didn’t just say, “The kingdom of God is here.” He demonstrated it. He proved the truth of what He was saying by operating in the supernatural power of God.

And He expects us to do the same. That’s God’s plan for your life!

God’s program is still the same. It didn’t change when Jesus went to sit at the right hand of the Father. He’s still expecting us to do the things He did and finish what He started. He is sitting at the right hand of God this very minute, waiting for us. He is waiting for us to rise up by the Spirit of God and make His enemies His footstool. So what are you waiting for? Fulfill God’s plan in the earth. Fulfill your calling. Fulfill your destiny.

Speak the Word

“I believe in Jesus. I am sent by Him. I fulfill my destiny.” (John 17:18)

Scripture Study: Matthew 8:16, 9:35

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