The first time I told our Church folks that “I’m not preparing you to make Heaven but to fulfil destiny”, most of the folks gave me a surprise look. I went further to tell them, “I’m preparing you to fulfil destiny, and when you have done enough to fulfil destiny, you have done more than enough to make Heaven”. They got it.

Friend, fulfilling your destiny is more important than making Heaven. Jesus did not save you to make Heaven, He saved you to become what God originally made you to be, fulfilling destiny (Hebrews 2:10). The requirements for fulfilling destiny is higher than the requirement for making Heaven.

When you do enough to fulfil destiny, you have done more than enough to make Heaven. This is why the goal of the pastoral ministry (and every other ministry gift) is to equip you for ministry; it is to prepare you to carry out God’s purpose for bringing you here on earth (Ephesians 4:11-12). This is how to know which Church to attend.

Heaven is not our reward, Heaven is the place for our reward (2 Timothy 4:6-8). As a child of God, you should not be doubtful about your making Heaven. You should actually be preoccupied with fulfilling the reason God brought you here on earth. You are here on an assignment, and the earlier you come to terms with this the better.

Recently, I told folks that my motivation for sexual purity is not just about making Heaven but about being useful and usable by God for destiny. When you understand this, you would stop asking, “Is it a sin? Will it stop me from making Heaven?” You would start seeing purity as a requirement for destiny (2 Timothy 2:19-21).

As you go into today, I want you to revisit the issue of your life’s purpose and assignment. I want you to take a cue from Jesus’ response to His parents that, “…don’t you know that I must be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49). As early as age 12, Jesus already had an idea of His life’s assignment. How old are you, and how purpose-driven are you?

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