An associate of a renowned man of God tried to eavesdrop on his prayers to check what the content was; and to learn the secret of his exploits in ministry. To his surprise, the man of God was simply crying, “Mercy, Lord!” all through his prayer time. He must have learnt something about MERCY.

Friend, mercy is a critical requirement for the fulfilment of destiny. God has planned that you would not become what you have been ordained to become without it; we all need the Margin of Mercy. Perhaps, David became great because of “the sure mercies of David” (Isaiah 55:3, Acts 13:34).

Contrary to what some people might think, mercy is not only meant for those who have done wrong. Mercy is not only for the weak and sinful, it is also for the strong and saintly. It is for those who learn to yield both their strength and weakness to God (2 Corinthians 12:10).

We must never posture as though we would get ahead in life based on merit alone; merit is good but mercy is better. The best of man is still man in itself. In Christ, we are Vessels of Mercy; God has made provision for mercy so we can achieve beyond what our best efforts can afford us (Romans 9:15-16, 23).

Whereas, Justice is getting what you deserve, Grace is getting what you don’t deserve but mercy is NOT getting what you deserve. If not for Christ, we deserved judgment and punishment, but mercy said “No!” because Christ took our place (Isaiah 53:3-5, James 2:13). Aside salvation, there are a lot of bad stuff that we deserve but for the miracle of mercy.

We have a daily invitation to God’s mercy; God’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentation 3:22-23, Hebrews 4:16). Mercy precedes Grace and Help. It is the answer to our weaknesses and insufficiencies. It is God’s provision for miraculous living. Don’t forget this; in Christ, God has shown you mercy. Tap into it today and fulfil destiny!

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