Topic: Self-Denial: A Pathway To Realising Destiny [Tuesday June 20, 2017]
Scripture: And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23
Thought For The Day: Whatever you cannot resist will resist your destiny.
Self-control is a major character trait that is critical to the fulfilment of destiny in the journey of life. That is why it has been established that the lack of self-control is also the lack of destiny control. That is to say, to lack self-control is to lose one’s place in life and destiny. Anyone who cannot control his passion cannot control his future.
Losing control of your emotion is losing control of your motion and progress in life. The flesh, therefore, is the enemy of destiny.
One area where people easily lose control of their destiny is appetite. For instance, Esau sold his birthright for a mere plate of pottage and lost his destiny (Genesis 25:24-29). Also, Adam and Eve lost the Garden of Eden after eating the forbidden fruit.
It is sad to know that some Christians do not know how to fast. There are others who fast but with diverse distractions and compromises.
Immorality is another area where people lose control of their destiny. Immorality was the ruin of Samson; he was going from one harlot to another until he finally ended in the net of Delilah and had a colossal crash of destiny.
Beloved, whatever you cannot resist will resist your destiny. If you must fulfill your destiny, you must imbibe the spirit of self-control.
Remember this: Whatever you cannot resist will resist your destiny.
- Ask God to help you with the grace to subject your flesh to the dictates of the Spirit of God.
Deny yourself, take your cross and follow Jesus Christ daily.
Prayer: O LORD, I ask for the grace to be holy daily. Help me LORD, to deny every activity of the self-life, in Jesus’ Name.
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Quote: To follow the crowd is to be lost in the crowd. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.
Daily Reading: 1 Kings 22:1 to 53, Acts 13:16 to 41, Psalm 138:1 to 8, Proverbs 17:17 to 18.
Amazing Fact: A dog can hear sounds that are hundred times fainter than the faintest sounds a person can hear. If a person can just hear a noise that is coming from 10ft away, a dog could hear that same noise from 100ft away.
Today In History: 20/6/1837 – 18-year-old Victoria was crowned Queen of England.
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