One of the associates of a renowned man of God was eavesdropping on his prayers. He wanted to know the content of the prayer of a man who has enjoyed speed in life and ministry. To his utter amazement, he heard the man of God saying no other thing in his hours of prayers than; “Mercy, Lord!” Then he came to a conclusion that mercy is a necessity for life and destiny.

Friend, mercy is a necessity for success in life and destiny. When mercy finds you, people would think that you are an expert. A man without mercy is a man without results. Without mercy, your mistakes would be very obvious to all, but with mercy, even your mistakes are miracles in the making. You need to cry for mercy daily.

Thank God for willingness and swiftness. But without God’s mercy, all of those amount to nothing (Romans 9:16). Great men in scriptures and in our contemporary world are products of mercy. Moses, David, Abraham, Solomon, Paul etc., all enjoyed mercy. You and I can become nothing outside of God’s mercy (Lamentation 3:22-23).

Contrary to what some might think, mercy is not just for sinners or those with inadequacies. Mercy is for everyone who desires to fulfil destiny and become all that God has ordained for them. God has designed your life and destiny in such a way that you would need the miracle of mercy to fulfil it. Don’t wait until you have sinned or made mistakes before crying for mercy. Let mercy be a daily prayer (Lamentation 3:22-23, Hebrews 4:15-16).

While Grace gives us what we do not deserve, mercy withholds from us what (judgment, evils etc.) we deserve. Without mercy, you cannot enjoy grace, and without grace, you cannot be great (1 Corinthians 15:9-10). Really, mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13). In Christ, we have all obtained mercy (1 Peter 2:10). But we must learn to walk conscious of it. A lot of people think they are not deserving of God’s mercy. That is a misconception. Mercy is not mercy if you are deserving of it.

You need to be conscious of God’s mercy everyday. You need to shut down voices of accusation (John 8:10, Revelation 12:10). You cannot deserve all of God’s blessings by your efforts. This is why Jesus, our advocate, keeps interceding for us (Hebrews 7:25, 1 John 2:1-2). The voice of your advocate is louder and stronger before God than the voice of your accuser, the devil. May mercy speak for you today in Jesus name (Hebrews 12:24)! Amen!

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