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    Women of Destiny and Divine Purpose!
    Author: Tracy Cavelli-Trussell
    Description: As Christian women, we often find ourselves questioning whether or not we have a purpose or a divine destiny in this life. My favorite Scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 which tells us, (paraphrased by the author) that God knows the plans He has for you, they are plans to prosper you and not bring harm to you, in order to give you a hope and a future. We stand upon the Truth of God's Word, and His Truth says we have a hope and a future, a divine destiny ... so to speak. Maybe up until this point and time in your life, your past hasn't been very good. Maybe you even thought that your future would be based upon your past? I'm here to tell you, it's certainly not. God has created you with a divine purpose to walk out this life on Earth. In order for you to embrace this future, you must first acknowledge that you have one.No one is left out and none of you are overlooked. However, this world, and the prince of this world, Satan, is attempting to deceive many women into believing that they don't matter, they're not important, and no cares whether they live or die. My friend, those are lies from the pit of Hell, that Satan is using to bring what's called discouragement, upon so many women. You must not allow these lies to settle in to your spirit! If Satan can poison your spirit, he can destroy you. Remember, your foundation is not built upon Satan's sinking sand, it's built upon the solid rock of Jesus Christ and the Promises of God's Word. God's Word says; you matter, you are important, you have a purpose, you have been given a destiny and you are loved and vital to the Body of Christ.God holds the key to the door of your destiny, not Satan. Your destiny is brought in to fruition through the deep faith you have in God the Father, and not the shallow lies of the enemy. Refuse to believe his lies. Do not allow them to penetrate your heart. He is the father of lies. His goal is to kill your spirit, steal your future and destroy your hope. Every day when you get up out of bed you are given two choices. The first choice is: "I will sit here today, succumb to complacency and do absolutely nothing to change a single thing in my life", or "I am going to get up out of this bed and I'm going to begin walking towards fulfilling my divine destiny in Christ." Which choice will you make? Maybe for many years, you have subconsciously chosen the first choice? Which ever choice you choose to make, will set in motion the consequence of what will happen later, because of that choice. As we read through the Bible, we find many examples and instances where people chose their destiny based upon the circumstances that surrounded them. They permitted their circumstances to determine, or set the precedence of their destiny. We must never allow circumstances to determine our destiny. We must allow our faith to change our destiny, by setting ourselves on the path that God has created for our lives. He has a specific destiny for every Christian woman. If you are God's child, then set yourself upon the path that God has chosen for you to follow. Paul tells us in Philippians 3:13-14 "No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this ONE thing: Forgetting the PAST and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling US."Paul wasn't just referring to himself. He was referring to every one of us! Do you see the depth of this statement made by Paul? In order for him to state that he was forgetting his past, meant he was forgetting all of his failures, his mistakes, his shortcomings, his lack of good judgment, as well as his condemnation. See, Paul also had to include the time in his past when he held the coats of the men who stoned Stephen. I believe that would have been a very difficult reflection for him to forget.See, Paul did not have the capacity, nor the power to change his past and neither do we. So he forgot it! He gave it to God. He let go and let God take care of it. Step out of your bondage and walk in to freedom. The truth of the matter is this, "we have all experienced failures, we have all made mistakes, we have all used a lack of good judgment at one time or another, and unfortunately, many of us have lived under condemnation". Jesus came so we could experience forgiveness, freedom and release from the memories that bind us, and hold us as captives that are tightly gripped to a web of strongholds. Get acquainted with your Savior. Spend time with Him. The more acquainted you get yourself with Jesus Christ, the more you will uncover and understand your gifts, your talents and God's anointing. It is His anointing that will give you the ability to walk out your destiny. The anointing is the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, it has always been symbolized as oil. This is what teaches us and abides within us. Without it, we can do nothing. Without it, we are powerless. I John 2:27 says, "As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and it true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him."Every single time we are pressed in to doing His Will, instead of our own, the release produces a costly oil that is recognized as the anointing. When we seek Him with all of our being, we will find Him. When we pray with all of our hearts, He will hear us and He will move miraculously on our behalf (Jeremiah 29:13). When we abide in Him, we begin to understand how His ways are higher than our ways, and how His thoughts are higher than our thoughts(Isaiah 55:9). It was the anointing of the Holy Spirit that infused Jesus with power and effectiveness to walk out His destiny on the earth. It had nothing to do with how educated He was. It had nothing to do with His appearance, but it had everything to do with power and effectiveness. This anointing is not cheap. It comes with a very high cost and we must be women who are willing to pay any price,and do whatever is necessary or required of us, to have this incorporated in to our lives. Changes may need to occur, which quite presumably may involve our lifestyles, our attitudes, our hearts, our mindsets, our relationships and perhaps even, our ministries. No matter what, we can no longer stand upon neutral ground. We must make a choice. If we desire God's anointing, then we must be prepared to be confronted and faced with His holiness. In order to be changed in to His likeness.There must be a refining that takes place within us. A spiritual cleansing must be welcomed in to our lives. With this cleansing, comes the anointing. God will anoint those He refines and cleanses. Malachi 3:3 tells us; "He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver" Cleansing is a prerequisite to the anointing. Without one, we cannot have the other. Psalm 51 10-13 says; "Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence. And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. And sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be converted to You." After we are refined and cleansed, there will be an extraction that permeates from our spirit, called the anointing. Others, in close proximity to us will be rubbed and smeared with this anointing oil and we will witness lives being changed by seeing the unsaved come to repentance, souls being snatched out of the enemy's hands, hearts being transformed. Which ultimately will produce revival taking place within our churches. How awesome would this be for the Body of Christ?But in order to walk out this destiny, we must first have a vision. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 29:18; that "without a vision,the people perish". God has a vision for every life. The biggest hindrance we run in to is when we ourselves, stand in the way of the vision, by refusing to see God's dream for our lives. God will expose His vision to anyone who seeks Him and asks Him for it. Ask God to show you the vision He has for your destiny!In order to see God's vision we must apply the eye salve that Revelation 3:18 talks about, as we anoint our eyes to see the bigger picture and plans that God has intended for us. This eye salve removes the veil that has prevented us from seeing God's purpose and destiny for our lives. Open your eyes and see His plans for you. Get in His Word and stand upon the Promises of God.I believe that God isn't as concerned with ability as much as He is availability. He takes us and creates within us the ability to do what he has called us to do. He's fully aware of our shortcomings, He knows all of our imperfections, yet He still desires to give us a destiny. His eyes are searching for vessels that are poured out before Him, so He can fill them back up with His character, His integrity, and His likeness.Allow God to transform you and fill you with His likeness. Listen to what God is speaking to your heart. Understand that He has a destiny for your life and you are not a mistake. Embrace His Will. You will only find true satisfaction in your life, when you walk out your divine destiny. Let go of your past and walk in to your future. God is madly in love with you and you are highly esteemed in His eyes! You matter to God. Blessings to all of you!
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