by JoAnn McFatter
There is a desire encoded in each of us, when we are created unto a destiny in God, one of a divine nature. Depending on our life experiences, we get in touch with this desire in vastly different ways but, as scripture notes, the blueprints are within us.
My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. – Psalm 139: 15-16
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations. – Jeremiah 1:5
Jeremiah was no exception. Each of us has a destiny of a divine nature that is wrapped up in God and binds us to Him, enabling us to walk it out as we pursue union with Him. He wove it into our DNA as He formed us, even before we were in our mother’s womb.
Yes, we have heard it spoken many times from the pulpit, but has it really sunk in that we are born for greatness in God or we would not be on the earth at this time. He would not have covered us with His amazing grace if it were not so. If He had not done that, we would be lost as a goose – every one of us.
“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I’m found.
Was blind but now I see.”
As we step into this destiny of ours, we do it with the knowledge deeply imbedded in us that but for grace, we would surely perish along the way. That is why this destiny we move into is of a divine nature. It will take the grace of His divine attributes to carry us into and through the process of seeing it accomplished to become overcomers in the end.
Who are you, O great mountain ? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of ‘ Grace. Grace to it ‘ – Zechariah 4:7
Thus says the Lord; “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness – Israel, when I went to give him rest. – Jeremiah 31:2
And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage. – Ezra 9:8
What we are about to step into is so great in relationship to the history of mankind, that He’s had to “allure us to the wilderness,” to show us who we are apart from His divine grace operating in and around us. If you are reading this, most likely, you have survived the sword whether it is from God or from the enemy, and you are presently finding grace in your wilderness. This truly is the year of the favor of the Lord in our lives. He WILL have His remnant. He is not a man that He would lie.
He is about to “give us a measure of revival,” yes, even in our bondage, for we are not yet totally free. He is giving us eyes to see the beginnings of what is about to take the nations by storm as He pours out favor and grace upon us by sending a little help from His sanctuary to our sanctuary. As angelic help is released to us to see the supernatural operating at a level we’ve not experienced until now, our faith will grow and we truly will believe, even in our unbelief. This is all His idea. YOU and your destiny are His idea and He will see it through – even to the point that when you say to this mountain be moved, it will be moved.
He is saying over you, “GRACE, GRACE! “. HE’S CALLING YOU OUT into your destiny for it is upon you now with abundant grace. Though you may have grown weary even in well doing, now is the time to take a deep breath with a leap of abandonment into what you know beats inside you. You may have laid it down. You may have stepped back. You may have reined in your expectations, most likely from a lack of revelation of just how great is this enabling grace of His.
I encourage you to go see the movie “Amazing Grace.” It will put a fire in you and open your eyes that were once blind to see the vision that has most likely died, and see it resurrected to its fullness. It’s part of the process, as is the fact that the road that leads to the fulfillment of your destiny is probably not how you envisioned it. We need each other to speak into our destiny, to raise our arms, so to speak, when we have reached our end. But with the help of great grace, your destiny will be fulfilled in a way that “eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into your heart the thing which God has prepared for you” 1 Corinthians 2:9 (loosely translated)
You were born for this hour when destiny is calling you up and out. Up and out of yourself and your circumstance and into the place where God is your boundaries and borders. Nothing less will get you there. It is impossible to please God without this kind of faith; without this kind of abandonment and without the determination to set your eye on Him and Him alone. That is what gives us the ability to see through His eyes just what and where we are called to, above the limitations and the belief system of this earthly realm. What you are called to is otherworldly and supernatural in its very nature.
I’ve said it before, as have so many others, but I would be remiss to not say it again.
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘ Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.’ – Revelation 4:1
We must see our destiny through His eyes. It is too great to imagine on our own. By His enabling grace our eyes will be opened and we will see into eternity to receive the faith to step into what He has called us to, as He steps into us that it might be accomplished in us and through us.