We picked tags as we sat in to see the official. We would be called in according to the number on our tags. People kept asking, “who is number two, who is number seven etc.” They wanted to be sure that they would be attended to on time. Then it dawned on me that destiny is not like that; we can all be Number One.

Friend, there are only two positions in the Kingdom; the first and the last. There is no Number Two (Matthew 19:30). If we all pursue our unique callings we can all be the best that God has primed for us in life. Destiny is not about outsmarting other people, it is ensuring that you succeed to the capacity of God in you.

When you measure your life by what others are doing or not doing, you would be shortchanging yourself without knowing. A life of comparison is a limited life (John 21:20-22, 2 Corinthians 10:12). You can be “the best” student on your campus, chorister in your Church, employee in your company, or pastor in your town, without necessarily being the best that you should be in God.

Don’t ever think you are failing because others are succeeding. The success of others does not make you a failure. At best, it should challenge and encourage you to pursue your own unique calling in life. Don’t ever wish that anyone fails so that you can succeed. Nobody needs to fall for you to rise; Christ has done that already (Hebrews 2:10).

You become the last when you reject God’s plan for your life (Matthew 19:16-30). Nobody has been created exactly like you to fit into your unique destiny. You are the first, the only and the best on your own path in destiny. Celebrate others and wish them well. Everyone can have a thriving ministry, business, marriage, career etc. In Christ, we are all ordained for the top (Ephesians 1:21, 2:10).

Run your own race, face your unique destiny. Release the capacity of God in you (Matthew 25:24-30). You would not be judged based on someone else’s reality but your unique purpose. God is raising an army (Joel 2:1-11). God is working with and through many people. To think that you are the only one is to be deceived, and to think that you do not count is to be mistaken (Judges 6:15, 1 Kings 19:14-18). You cannot be Number Two. Amen!

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