He only volunteered to share prayer pamphlets for missions. Little did he know that he would end up investing his entire life reaching the unreached people group for God. If you asked him prior to that time, he would probably tell you that he was not cut out for missions. He has enjoyed the miracle of divinely ordered steps.

Friend, God still orders the steps of His children. God would lead most people by ordering their steps. This is yet another powerful but often neglected and misunderstood way that God leads His children. I call it “The Miracle of Divinely Ordered Steps”. It’s a miracle because you cannot make it happen by yourself (Jeremiah 10:23).

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way” (Psalms 37:23). You must see God as the One who orders your steps. As a child of God, your steps are not supposed to be ordinary. They are supposed to be in sync with divine purpose. Even if you cannot figure out what is happening, you need to rest assured that God is ordering your steps (Psalms 16:5-6).

It is the steps of a good man that are ordered, not his sleep. Those who would enjoy the miracle of divinely ordered steps must not be loafers; they must take steps in the will of God. There is no point singing “standing on the promises…” when all you are doing is sitting in the premises. It just wouldn’t work! Like the four lepers, you would not experience the miraculous if you don’t take steps (2 Kings 7:3-9).

Pay attention to divine promptings. Don’t joke with stirrings to do stuff or go to places that you would not normally do. Be flexible. A lot of people have missed their destiny by being too rigid with God (Acts 10:9-16). Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken. Volunteer somewhere; don’t sit idle (Matthew 20:6-7). Find a divine reason for seemingly normal things (1 Samuel 17:29). Don’t take life causal else you become a casualty in destiny (Amos 6:1).

Be a man of prayer. This is, perhaps, the secret of divinely ordered steps (Psalms 119:133). Abraham’s servant leveraged this principle and he did not miss destiny (Genesis 24:12-27). Pray preemptive prayers. Respond, don’t react. Don’t wait for stuff to happen before you start praying; make them happen in your favour through prayers. Learn to trust God even if you cannot trace Him.

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