Don’t stop halfway on the road to your destiny
Hello and welcome to part two of our New Year series. In this second section, I would like to encourage you to follow through with your dreams, so that you can fulfil your God-given destiny.
If you missed part one, where we encouraged you to never stop dreaming, click here to go back and read. With that all said, lets get right into it…
In Genesis 11 it tells the story of Terah. He was Abram’s father.
Genesis 11:31-32 NLT
“One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. Terah lived for 205 years and died while still in Haran.”
Terah lived in Ur. He had a dream to move to Canaan. Canaan was the promised land, a land of prosperity, flowing with milk and honey. Terah set out on his journey, with his family, to fulfil his destiny.
But do you know what the Bible says? Terah stopped short. We are not sure what happened, but he settled in Haran.
The Bible says that Terah lived for 205 years and died while still in Haran.
So many people set out to fulfil their dreams, but due to problems or setbacks, they end up short.
While it is better to try and get halfway than to not try at all, we often stop short and end up not accomplishing our destiny just like Terah.
Instead of settling in the promised land, he stopped short and settled along the way.
I want to encourage you to not let go of your dreams in 2023.
Don’t let go of your destiny! Follow through!
If you have stopped short, go back to your dreams, go back to your destiny. Put a new plan in place and make a fresh commitment to God and start moving forward.
Fulfil your destiny
In Genesis 12 it tells us that after Terah died…
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. “
It seems like God wanted Abram to fulfil the destiny his dad was supposed to fulfil. God wanted Abram to go to the promised land, the land flowing with milk and honey.
And God gave Abram an incredible promise…
Genesis 12:2-3 …
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others, I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
God promised to bless Abram.
Abram obeyed God. He followed through.
So, Abram departed as the Lord had instructed, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.”
Abram took over his Father’s destiny. It’s as though God passed the vision onto Terah’s son.
God promised to bless Abram, and all people through him. This even includes you and me.
Now, along the journey, Abram faced droughts and famine. He faced danger and many crazy times, just like you and I will face on the road to our destiny.
God was with Abram and blessed him abundantly.
Sometimes Abram faced trials and probably wanted to give up, but God encouraged Abram along the way and promised to be his protector.
… the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”
Look to God in your problems
Abram didn’t have a son, which was a big deal to him. God had promised to bless him.
Abram asked God …
“O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son?
Basically, Abram was saying, “What’s the point Lord? If you bless me and I die, a servant in my household will inherit all my wealth.”
God told Abram to look up…
Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!”
Today God is telling you not to look at the problems around you.
Look up to God!
The Bible says …
And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.”
You need to put your hope and faith in God, just like Abram.
God told Abram to look up and count the stars. God gave Abram a vision. Not just to have a son but that God would give him many descendants.
Genesis 15:7 NLT
“Then the Lord told him, “I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as your possession.”
Don’t let go of your destiny. Attempt great things for God.
God has a good plan for your life
God has a good plan for your life. Don’t stop half-way.
Dare to dream in 2023. Make certain that you fulfill the destiny for which you were made.
Commit your life to God. Walk with him. He will lead you and guide you. He wants to direct you, He wants to help you and He wants to encourage you along the journey.
The God who made the universe made you, and guess what, you are his prized possession.
He is interested in you. He wants you to be all that he made you to be.
Do not live in dread. I know the world is uncertain, but don’t let go of your purpose and your dreams in 2023.
Don’t stop short. Follow through.
Proverbs 16:3 NLT
“Commit your plans to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”
I believe it is time for you to dream big dreams. You can begin again.
You can follow through with your dreams so that you can fulfil your God-given destiny.
Do you want to start or restart your walk with God? If you feel led to, click here to pray a simple prayer we have set up for you.
In part three, we want to help you move forward into your God-given destiny and unpack areas that are potentially sabotaging your dreams and holding you back. Click here to access part 3.
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