“You can carry the destiny of a time bomb and be manifesting as a knockout.” This was the strong statement from one of the speakers at that year’s conference. It got me thinking and inspired my desire to be in alignment with God’s plan. I knew I needed to avoid speed breakers.

Friend, never forget this: if the devil cannot stop you, he would want to slow you down (Hebrews 12:1). You need to deal with speed breakers in your life so you would fulfil your destiny in time and on time. Wrong with association is a speed breaker. Whereas God joins you to the right people to help your destiny, the devil joins to the wrong people to hurt your destiny (Proverbs 13:20).

The wrong people in your life would keep the right people away (Psalms 144:11). Strange people are not necessarily evil people. They are simply people who are not supposed to journey with you in destiny. They are strangers to your destiny. It was the mixed multitudes that followed the Israelites out of Egypt that prolonged their journey in the wilderness (Exodus 12:38).

Wrong relationships would shut down the contributions of God in your life (Hosea 4:17). They stifle growth and short change you in destiny (Hosea 7:9). They affect your productivity (Psalms 144:12-15). Your association would determine your acceleration. To go fast, go alone. To go far, go with the right people. And to go slow, go with the wrong people (Psalms 1:1-3).

Misalignment with divine plan and purpose is also a speed breaker (Acts 9:5). God is always working to bring you into alignment while the devil works to misalign you (Ephesians 1:11). The danger of misalignment is that God is the One that would stop you, out of love, not out of hatred. It is dangerous to be going on the wrong path without divine interruption (2 Peter 2:15-16).

God can either spread what you are doing or stop it. The gate of hell cannot stop a local Church or believer, but God can stop it if it is not in alignment with His purpose (Matthew 16:18, Revelation 2:5). When you are in alignment with God’s will, He grants you speed and spreads your work. But when you are out of phase with Him, He stops it. What can you do when God is the one stopping you?

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