Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Destiny

Destiny or fate is a predetermined course of events. It may be thought of as a future that has been predetermined, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed or logical order of nature. Fate defines events as inevitable or "ordered" and unavoidable.  Destiny - on the other hand - deals with regard to events that have worked themselves out.  Many people believe that their lives - their complete lives - have been predetermined by God or nature.  Many believe that no matter what they do - or what God may do - will ever change the course of their lives.  Who they will marry - what type of work they will do - when they will die - is all determined by their personal destiny.  To live a life under this concept of predetermination traps a person to a life of fear - anxiety - disappointment  Whenever anything happens that is not pleasant  they assume that it was their destiny and accept it as is. Trapped by this mentality - one has a sad life to look forward to - blaming all events on destiny.
Jesus told His disciples and He tells us that our one destiny is to become like Him - to become Christ like in all we do.  If we believe in His promises - we will realize that we have the power - the ability to change our lives for the better.  God blesses each of us with talents and skills and knowledge. He expects us to use those gifts to help others - to help ourselves. No matter what anyone's future looks like - it can be changed - it takes effort on our part - with God - all things are possible.

Deacon Dale 

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