We were on a trip one day as a family. My younger daughter noticed that I was not moving the way I should. In her characteristic manner, she said; “Daddy, move. Move. Move nooooow.” I told her; “I have to slow down because of the bumps ahead. They are speed breakers.”

Friend, are you moving as you should? What is breaking your speed? There are speed breakers you need to deal with if you would move at the right speed in destiny (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). Speed is not haste. It is simply moving at the right pace that God wants you to move as far as life and destiny are concerned. It is fulfilling God’s plans and purpose for your life on time and in time.

There is a race that has been set before you by God (Hebrews 12:2). This race is timed. It is being rightly paced that ensures you finish in and on time. God wants you to gain speed and fulfil destiny. The devil wants to break your speed. He wants to ensure that you don’t fulfil God’s purpose for your life at the right time (2 Timothy 4:6-7).

If the devil cannot stop you, he would try to slow you down. Quite sadly, a lot of people have been slowed down in life (Hosea 7:8-9). There are subtle strategies that the devil uses to slow people down. One of such is loss of focus. Once the devil succeeds at breaking your focus, he has succeeded at breaking your speed (1 Kings 20:40, 2 Corinthians 10:12, Philippians 3:12-14).

You need to overcome discouragement (Isaiah 42:4). Discouragement is a speed breaker. It weakens your hands and reduces your speed. There are so many things that try to discourage people; unmet goals, unfriendly economy, life challenges, etc. You have got to keep your momentum high if your speed won’t be broken (Nehemiah 4:10-11, Acts 20:24).

Envy is another negative emotion that reduces speed. Envy is a speed breaker. Envy causes you to expend your time and energy, focusing on someone else while neglecting your own life and calling. Destiny is personal, though not private. The success of your neighbour is a signal that your own success is around the corner. Focus on your race and celebrate other people’s success (Nehemiah 2:10, James 3:16).

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