Navigating Better On Destination Destiny



The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord hold them by the hand. Psalm 37:23-24


We all know that we’re going somewhere in our lives. But, the anticipation of the unknown can have us feeling like this:


Am I right? It is exactly like this. We know his grace is sufficient. There comes a time and place where we don’t need to add our logic to God’s plan. All the degrees, certifications, and other notables don’t add up to what our God can do.  This journey of life will be like a roller coaster. However, we need to stay on the ride because there is a destination. Here are 7 Ways to Navigate Better on Destination Destiny:

    1. Be Comfortable In Your Walking Shoes. We all have a unique journey to our destination. There will be times many times that will be uncomfortable. It’s like breaking in a new pair of heels. Eventually, it will get better as you take more steps. Many times, I have been uncomfortable. It’s when I knew that I had to trust the process. That builds faith and confidence. You just have to know without any doubts that it will all work out. Walk it out with NOW faith. (Hebrews 11:1  
    2. Know What To Pickup And What To Unload. Are you a visionary? Is there a goal bigger than yourself on the inside of you? Finally met “the one”? Know that there may be opposition. Not your usual “haters”, but those who will tell you things out of concern and/or love. Or it could be their fears being projected on you. All advice is not wise advice. Use wisdom when it comes what you take along your journey to destiny. You can respectfully dismiss what’s not in agreement with where you’re going. Granted, we all need some accountability from somewhere. (James 3:17)
    3. The Fiery Trials And Trails Of Your Life Is The Ultimate Setup. Life has its ups and downs. Just know, that it is all working out for your good. Those moments strengthen your endurance for what’s necessary. There wouldn’t be a testimony without a test. Reflect on your victory moments. Didn’t it set you up for something even better? In times of weakness to your destination of destiny, be assured that it’s taking you somewhere. (Romans 8:28)
    4. Looking To The Left Or Right Will Cause Collisions To Your Destination. The scroll of social media can be a dangerous path if you focus on it for too long. You see the highlight reel of another. It can make you miss the blessings in your own life. Celebrate that person doing well. As well as your own. Those personal battles are a result of public victories. I know that Kylie Jenner is receiving a lot of backlash from being on the cover of Forbes with the hashtag #selfmade, but God is not a respecter of persons. Truly, none of us are doing this on our own. You’re his favorite. It’s not according to standards of men, society, or social media. Remember, you’re the apple of God’s eye. Don’t trip on what you see. Stay focused. (Isaiah 30:21)
    5. Be Firm On Where You Stand. A purposeful life will have meaning. Some will try to define you. Decide where you stand and how you stand. Never be afraid of your truth even if it may ruffle feathers. Use your voice to make a difference. Use your platform to make a difference. If you’re on social media, you have a platform. If you have a name, you actually have a platform. What are you projecting to the world? (1 Corinthians 15:58)
    6. Remember To Pass The Baton To Your Brothers Or Sisters. Your gift within is for those that need what you have to offer. There’s room for everyone to have a seat at the table. However, there is no room for competition when everyone can eat. I love how Tyler Perry and Issa Rae use their gifts to also raise other people up. Think about how you can build up another with your gifts, talents, and abilities for God’s glory. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
    7. We’re Not In This Alone. I know many that say, “I just need God, I don’t need anyone else.” Truth is, we all need someone. When you speak, your heart speaks. Is it compassionate and loving or bitter, combative and rejected? People may have let us down. That doesn’t mean we turn our backs against the world to only create a fort from society. It’s a dangerous place not to let anyone in. God knows the plans that he has for you. Just keep going. It always gets better. Move forward. Your steps are golden. (Jeremiah 29:11)


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Tamieka Smith 

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