A young man came to my spiritual father with a request for him to come preach at his Church. My spiritual father asked him; “What do you want exactly? Is it to preach for you or you want a relationship with me?” The young man insisted that he wanted him to preach. He declined the invite. The young man made a wrong choice.

Friend, making the right choices is the principal determinant of the fulfilment of your destiny (Deuteronomy 30:19). If you carry a great destiny, you must not be weak or shallow in decision making. It is true that decisions determine destiny. If you don’t make the right decisions per time, you may end up truncating God’s plan for your life (Joel 3:14).

In making the right choices, you have got to differentiate between the immediate and the ultimate, and decide never to sacrifice the ultimate for the immediate. For Esau, eating food is the immediate but securing his birthright is the ultimate. But he prioritized the immediate above the ultimate (Genesis 25:31-34, Hebrews 12:16).

Most times, acquiring wisdom is more important than getting money (1 Kings 3:1-15). You cannot receive wisdom from the same source that you are receiving money. Money without wisdom will not last, but when the right wisdom is put into practice, money will follow (Proverbs 21:20). When you meet a great man, ask for his wisdom, not his wealth.

Treasure access above assets (Psalms 27:4). One access with the right people can multiply your assets significantly. Like the young man in our opening story, he just wanted someone to preach, not someone to learn from. Perhaps, he wanted to use the man of God to make a public statement rather than enjoy a sound, private relationship that would soon give him a public testimony.

We don’t know how wise you are until we check your choices. Wise people make wise choices (Matthew 25:3-4). Foolish people destroy the future with bad choices. As you grow and mature, you begin to make intelligent choices that bother more on the future than the present (Isaiah 7:14-16, 11:3). You can significantly alter your life’s trajectory by the choices you make today.

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