Several years ago, I had to run away from a leadership position that appeared juicy on the surface. People wondered why I had to turn down the offer. I knew it does not align with God’s plan for my life. It was a fatal distraction.

Friend, the safest place to be in the universe is not in the Army barracks. It is not even in the White House of the United States. The safest place to be is in the centre of the will of God for your life. What the devil fights in our lives is our alignment with God’s plans and purposes (Luke 13:31-32, Hebrews 10:5-7).

The devil won’t stop you from acquiring a new degree, from getting a new car, from marrying your lovely lady or guy. He won’t even stop you from getting the best that life offers. He just wants to be sure that you are not near God’s plan and purpose for your life (Acts 7:22-23).

All that we are and all that we have must be spent on the purpose for which we are here on earth. We must be careful of whatever it is that wants to distract us from coming into the purpose for which we are on earth. Some stuff are good attractions but they are fatal distractions on the road of destiny (Philippians 3:7).

For Jesus, multiplying loaves of bread and fishes was wonderful, raising the dead was commendable, stilling the storm was necessary, and even being branded as the king of the Jews was something anyone could have wanted. But none of these equals the death on the cross for which He was sent here on the earth. Jesus was born to die (John 12:27, 32).

Maturity would help you to choose between what is good and right (Isaiah 7:15-16, Hebrews 5:14). Some things can be permissible for others but they are abomination for you because of your destiny (1 Corinthians 6:12). Don’t let people forcefully make you what God has not destined you to be (John 6:15). Beware of fatal distractions.

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