My dear friend paid me an unusual visit that day. He said his heart had been burdened about me. By the time I told him how God had led me to relocate and start our church work, he confirmed that was the exact thing God was trying to communicate to him. Today, I thank God for such a strategic relationship.

Friend, destiny is personal but not private. Whatever God is telling you is also being communicated to someone somewhere if only you can connect with such (Luke 1:41, Hebrews 2:3). You must not let pride stop you from accessing divine guidance and help critical for your destiny fulfilment (Genesis 37:15). You must not be a lone ranger.

There are people who are interpreters of your vision. Their role in your life is to provide clarity to that vision. What is confusing to you has been made bare to them by the Holy Spirit. No wonder God sent Mary to Elizabeth; someone who could interpret her dealings with God (Luke 1:36-45). Eli was also an interpreter for the vision of Samuel (1 Samuel 3:8-9).

There are those who are supposed to stir up your faith in that vision that God has given you (Hebrews 6:12). You have got to connect with them. Your relating with them imparts you with faith to pursue what God has shown you. I believe that one of the reasons God placed pastors and mentors in the lives of people is to stir up their faith.

Someone needs to tell you that you can do it when it looks as though you cannot. You are the most miserable person if you attend a church that is led by a faithless man (Hebrews 13:7). What you hear weekly from the pulpit would determine if your vision will live or die (Luke 1:45). This is why pastors and leaders have a serious responsibility under God to broker faith in the assembly.

You need a pastor like Caleb and Joshua who would tell you that you are well able (Numbers 13:25-33). The way you see your pastor believe God and press into deeper things in the ministry is already a foundation for your own faith if only you follow well. You may not use your own faith for pulpit ministry or exactly like the pastor, but you would sure need it to fulfil your unique destiny.

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