While leading the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) that year, I had a custom of hanging out with the sisters and brothers in the kitchen. One day, I picked up the pots and cooking utensils to join them to cook. Immediately, everyone brought out their phones to take my photograph in excitement; they were impressed. But for me, it was nothing special; it was the garment of service.

Friend, there are garments you need to put on if you would manifest the fullness of your destiny. Unless you are rightly cloaked, you would not become all that God has ordained for you. There are garments you need to consciously put on. One of such is the garment of service. It is the garment that helps you to bend your back and serve your generation (1 Samuel 16:11, Acts 13:36).

Whereas outer garment is for beauty, the towel is for service (John 13:4). This is another dress for destiny. Like Jesus, a point must come in your life where you put away your outer garments. Right from his father’s house to the throne of Egypt, Joseph fulfilled destiny with the garment of service (Genesis 37:13-17, 39:1-6).

There is a posture or dressing for service. It is self-denial (Matthew 16:24). Self is the greatest enemy of kingdom service and destiny advancement. Self puts the focus on you, your personality, status, achievement, etc. Like Jesus, you need to put away these outer garments (John 12:24-26).

One of the privileges of fathering is service. Jesus served His Father God (Philippians 2:5-11). Saul served his father, Kish (1 Samuel 9:1-4). Timothy served Paul (Philippians 2:22). Joseph and David also went on errands for their fathers. They all encountered destiny via service. Service remains the clearest definition of greatness.

If you are not serving, you are not growing. Service makes, refines, and improves us. Service releases the gifts in us (2 Timothy 1:6-7). It unleashes the deposit of greatness in us. Service breaks us. Pride and true service cannot co-habit. Too much packaging is the bane of walking in true humility (Philippians 2:6-8). Strip yourself of every title, status, mentality, etc. that would hinder you from fulfilling your destiny. You will succeed!

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