What exactly is a divine destiny? It is the way of life for Christians. We all think about our future and success, but let us look to Scripture to understand our true destiny in Christ.
1. We are called to serve and worship the Lord.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:4-10)
We are called to be priests who serve and worship God. What you do makes you who you are; your actions reflect your character. The Bible tells us that we were dead in our transgressions and have been made alive by His rich mercy. In light of the above truths, what should be our way of life and the road to our destiny? We are made to worship Him, obey Him, and be Christ-like.
And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” (Exodus 3:12)
“You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.” (Exodus 19:4-6)
2. To fulfil your divine destiny, you are called to conform to Christ’s likeness.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:28-29)
God knew us even before we were born; He has predestined us to conform to His image.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Success in life is not determined by our actions or possessions, but by how accurately we reflect the One who lives within us.
3. Fulfilling in our divine destiny means following God’s plan through lives of faith and obedience.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had an opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. (Hebrews 11:6, 13-16)
In conclusion, our divine destiny is our way of life, and ultimately, the divine destiny is Heaven. Balance your life based on these objectives.