Playing hide-and-seek in the dark was one of the highlights of gaming when I was a kid. Being in the dark made the game more challenging for sure, but it also increased the fun. The reality is though that darkness doesn’t always make what you are engaged in more fun. Especially if that something is the purpose and destiny for your life. In fact, darkness can be the very thorn in your side that compels you to give up or discourages you to the point of disillusionment. Not being able to see clearly is what makes walking in destiny challenging and an adventure all at the same time. Seasons of darkness, however, need to be met with actions that bring light to the soul. What are those actions? Glad you asked. Here are a couple to start the journey from being unable to see clearly in the dark to having enough light to carry on until the brightness of that light envelopes you completely!
Think About God
Over the last couple of weeks I have found myself pondering the amazing wonder of God. The various qualities He has revealed about Himself are enough to keep your head spinning. On top of that, He has displayed miraculous power in the pages of Scripture and within history. Not to mention all the mercy He has shown to us on personal levels. Thinking about God. Now that is something that can take us to a place of seeing like nothing else. The deeper our thoughts of God go, the more our level of passion will increase. The more you see Him is the more you see…period. He is the substance of every believer’s dream. If this is true, then the absence of seeing Him creates darkness around destiny.
Several years ago, my wife suggested I read a book entitled The Knowledge of the Holy by AW Tozer. In that book, the mystery and majesty of God was expounded on, causing me to exponentially increase in the awe of God. If you take time to find and read similar writings of other great men and women who experienced God, they can help create thinking about God moments that propel you into great light. Also, by reading the Biblical account of the life of Jesus will definitely intensify the process. I don’t know about you, but reading the way Jesus expressed the Father while He was on the earth helps me see who God is more clearly. “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation – Colossians 1:15 (NIV).
Imagine into the Future
I have noticed, at least in my own life, that those things which I most desire do not come as quickly as I would like. Maybe you can relate. This has been especially true for me when it comes to destiny and the fullness of the dream of God within. The reality is that destiny is a summation of daily living, which means the fullness of destiny for our lives comes when our lives are over. Understanding this, however, does not always satisfy the desire to see more of the dream in operation now. The Bible states that “hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Proverbs 13:12). In order to keep that hope alive and the heart in continual pursuit of the purposes of God, allow your imagination to take you on a voyage into the desired future.
Have you ever seen an organization, as they are preparing for an extensive building project, create a model of the end result? That model keeps the end in front of those they are inspiring to support and build the project. I believe it works the same way for our individual dreams and destiny. Build a model. You can build the model in your mind, write it down, or actually build something that replicates what you see. If you do this, you will always have a place to go when the going gets long and tough. Jesus did this in His own life.
…looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God – Hebrews 12:2
Jesus had a picture, an image, of what the end result of His destiny looked like. That image is what kept Him going forward during the tough times. I am convinced that if Jesus, the Son of God, had to practice this, then how much more should we!
In order for the Awakening that God has dreamed for our day to come to pass, it is absolutely essential for every believer to be walking towards and in destiny. I believe the Awakening this time around is a saint’s movement. I believe that it requires full participation, from the youngest to the oldest. You see, the dream of God can be summed up through the collective expressions of destiny He places within His own. Hence, if you are praying and believing for the greatest move of God since the beginning of time like I am, you have to do your part and see what that part is. Everyone doing their part creates the whole picture. With that in mind, I declare over you the ability to see, to have courage to be what you see, and the endurance to see until you fully see!