A young man left our Church sometime ago. On one of those comeback visits to the Church, he made a remark that stuck to me; “Sir, I can see things have greatly improved compared to when I was here.” I responded; “God be praised!” I have always lived with the consciousness that we are on a journey.

Friend, destiny is a journey. Success is a journey. When you think you have arrived then you are finished already. There is no room for settlers in the program of God. We are on a sojourn with God (1 Peter 1:17). We must be careful never to build monuments of emptiness around what should be a movement.

Like Terah, the father of Abraham, several people have settled at the wrong place and have ended their destiny abruptly (Genesis 11:31-32). Some built a new cathedral and they settled there. Some got married and they have achieved their biggest dream in life. Others got a PhD and they assumed that was all, when they have not even scratched the surface of their life’s purpose.

Excellence is a journey unto improvement, not perfection. It means you are better today than you were yesterday (Proverbs 4:18). A man of excellence is not trying to be the best, he wants to beat the his best. Never have an arrival mentality. You are in competition with no one except God’s high call on you life (Philippians 3:10-14).

What you call success today would look like failure in the next couple of years. What you call excellence today would look like mediocrity in years to come. You must always emerge into a new version of you. One proof that you are walking with God is that you always see more, do more and be more. Complacency is a thief of greatness (Amos 6:1).

You must always follow the glory cloud in your pursuit of destiny and greatness (Exodus 13:21). It is dangerous to be where God has left. Excellence is simply keeping step with God. It is moving with God unto the next expression of His call upon your life. Be careful of the voice of flattery so you won’t shortchange yourself in destiny (1 Kings 19:4, Daniel 11:32).

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