The story has it that the last planned concert of the music legend, American song writer, King of Pop, Michael Jackson was “This Is It”. It was scheduled to hold between July 13, 2009 and March 6, 2010. However, it never held as Jackson died on June 25, 2009. “This Is It” never was for him.

Friend, you must never get to a point in your life where you say, “This Is It”; this may end up your life and journey with God. You don’t have to die like Michael Jackson but you would have aborted the greatness that lies ahead of you. For a child of God, “This Is Not It”. It is always a progressive journey. God always has something more for you.

Remember that, as a child of God, God is always taking you through a journey of more. No doubt, your present might have been better than your past but it is lesser than your future. There is something God is doing Now, Next and New in your life, even in this new year. This understanding must dawn on you as we celebrate a new year; there is more!

Your destiny is not a destination but a journey. It is a journey unto more and more, glory to glory (Proverbs 4:18). When you think that you have arrived, remember that you are just about to start. Like Michael Jackson, few men in the Bible reached their “This Is It” and it was actually “It” for them. Elijah said, “It is enough…”, and that ended his journey in destiny; he could not be persuaded otherwise (1 Kings 19:4, 15-16).

Stephen could not have it more than dying as a Martyr; he asked Jesus to receive his spirit and Jesus answered his prayers (Acts 7:59-60). Perhaps, we could have had more from his fledging apostolic calling but “that was it” for him! You see, no matter how challenging the journey of destiny is and no matter how exciting the success or results might be, always remember that, “this is not it”.

Never put a full stop on your life where there should still be a parenthesis. Even if your life seem to have a comma, never forget that there is a new line God is still writing with your life. God still has more lands for you to possess, more territories for you to conquer, and more results He wants you to achieve for His kingdom (Joshua 13:1). This must be your posture this new year. There is more! Amen! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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