I was in a meeting few years ago when a dear man of God made a statement that stuck in me. He said, “You can have the destiny of a time bomb while manifesting as a knockout.” That statement explains the experiences of a lot of people today. They have backslidden as far as destiny is concerned.

Friend, backsliding is not sudden. It is a gradual process that you have got to take note of before it becomes full blown and too late. Destiny is a journey, not just a destination. It is a walk with the Lord. It is a continuum. We need to be sure we are in step with the Lord per time. This is why it is possible that you have missed steps with God even if you seem to be making progress (1 Peter 2:21).

“…I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be perfect” (Genesis 17:1). Abraham had missed step with God. It was thirteen years of stagnancy in destiny with the attendant divine silence (Genesis 16:16, 17:1). His destiny was on pause. Abraham had gone ahead of God thinking he could fulfil divine promise by human effort (Genesis 16:3-4).

We all need adjustments and alignments per time if we would be accurate in following God and fulfilling destiny. The very nature of our call and the challenges of the days we are in would not make accuracy to be automatic. A lot of people who have missed step with God don’t even know it until the Lord opened their eyes to see. What about you? Are you where you are supposed to be in God and in destiny?

“…You are old and stricken in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed” (Joshua 13:1). Joshua thought he was okay until the Lord gave His report about him. It is possible to think that you have arrived when God says you have not even started. You must not measure your life by another man’s journey. Our assignments are unique and our journeys are peculiar to us (Romans 14:4).

“Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you…” (Joshua 1:3). When God referred to the “sole of your foot”, He implied running, not a catwalk. You don’t walk with the sole of your foot; you run with it. What instructions have you been given since the year began? What did God show or tell you when you began your Christian journey? Are you running or just on a catwalk? Are you still in step with God? Don’t you think you need some catch ups?

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria