Recently, I read something interesting about Christiano Ronaldo. At age 36, he was said to have the body of a 26-year old. According to reports, he restricts himself to certain kinds of foods and also maintains some strict discipline daily. When I watched him play recently, I see someone who is not leaving the game anytime soon.

Friend, every destiny calls for some forms of demands. When you embrace God’s purpose for your life, you have automatically embraced the consecration that comes with it. Some people only see consecration as “running away from sin”. This is true. But it goes beyond this. Consecration is separating yourself from whatever would limit or hinder you from fulfilling destiny.

“So Manoah asked, ‘When your words come true, how is the boy to live? What rules must he obey?’” (Judges 13:12). Perhaps, like, Samson’s parents, the smartest question parents can ask God about their children is their consecration term. If you don’t have parents who ask or know your consecration term, take up the responsibility to find out for yourself.

No two destiny is the same so our consecration terms would not be the same. What is allowed for others might be a sin for you (1 Corinthians 6:12-13). This is why you must not compare yourself with others (2 Corinthians 10:12). That others are doing it does not mean that you should do it. Others can eat whatever they like, sleep however they like and go wherever they like. But you cannot.

“But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!” (Luke 12:50). Destiny is like pregnancy, nobody can carry it for you. It is one thing to desire greatness, it is another to give yourself to the duties that greatness demands (1 Corinthians 9:27). There is a yoke you need to take upon yourself if you would enter into your rest in God and in destiny (Lamentations 3:27, Matthew 11:29).

Every man of destiny needs a pacer, a coach; someone whom God has assigned to put you through the schedule of life and activities that would birth your destiny. Who is pacing you? Who is supervising your destiny program under God (Esther 2:5-7, 4:14)? How are yielded are you? Rather than fighting what has been ordained to preserve and prosper your purpose, it is wisdom to simply fit in (2 Timothy 2:3).

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