Topic: The Ravages Of Iniquity [Seeds of Destiny 27 June 2019 Devotional]
When you commit sin, you may still be alive physically but something has died in you. When you take money that you were not licensed to take, you have killed something inside of you; you have killed a potential or a treasure in your life.
SCRIPTURE: Uprightness and right standing with God (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) elevate a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34 (AMP).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Iniquity ruins distinction; iniquity ruins destiny.
Yesterday, we saw a negative impact of iniquity on life and destiny which is the corruption of mentality. When sin is allowed into the life of a person, it ruins his sense.
Today, we shall look at other dimensions of the negative impact of iniquity on life and destiny:
- Iniquity Attacks Focus
Sin attacks a person’s focus. For example, a drunkard practically suffers loss of focus; his mind is taken off the important things of life; he focuses on useless and aimless things because iniquity attacks focus. It is not possible to be focused on real things when the mind is distracted.
- Iniquity Attacks Potentials
Iniquity weakens a man’s potential, capability, strength, and sharpness. When Samson corrupted his destiny by sleeping with Delilah, he lost his strength. When he lost his strength after his hair was shaved, he wanted to go out and kill the philistines as he had done before, but he realised that he had no strength anymore (Judges 16:20). Iniquity weakens a person’s potentials.
T. L. Osborn once said that every time you allow sin into your life, something dies inside of you. This is why the Bible says that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). When you commit sin, you may still be alive physically but something has died in you. When you take money that you were not licensed to take, you have killed something inside of you; you have killed a potential or a treasure in your life.
- Iniquity Ultimately Ruins Destiny
Iniquity ruins distinction; iniquity ruins destiny. Reuben, for instance, had no relevant stand on the earth because he slept with his father’s wife.
Beloved, you have a great future; do not allow the devil kill your destiny through iniquity.
My counsel is, do everything within your power to resist iniquity. Maintain a lifestyle of integrity consistently making demands on the grace of God to live right.
Remember this: Iniquity ruins distinction; iniquity ruins destiny.
- Make up your mind to maintain a clear focus and activate your potential in order to maximise your destiny.
- Refuse to live a lifestyle of sin so as to avoid the loss of your focus, potentials and destiny.
PRAYER: I receive the grace, Lord, to maintain a clear focus and activate my potentials. Help me to live above iniquity and fulfil Your purpose for my life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING THE ENEMIES OF DISTINCTION AND EXCELLENCE.
DAILY READING: 2 Kings 10:32 – 12:21, Acts 18:1 – 22, Psalm 145:1 – 21, Proverbs 18:1
AMAZING FACT: Butterflies can taste with their feet.
QUOTE: Sin destroys the boldness of faith. When you have sinned, the devil accuses you every time you want to pray. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace to maintain your focus and maximize your potentials is released upon you, in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.