God has a plan and purpose for the lives of all His children. There is a reason why we are here, but the tricky part is knowing that as a follower of Christ, are we living out God’s purpose for us. Many things get in the way of our plans. They are circumstances that cause us to focus our attention and efforts on other things that we didn’t intend to, let’s calls those things detours. Detours may seem like a distraction but they are part of our purpose.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11
As we look ahead to a new year we should make a resolution not to just be a better Christian by praying more, giving more money, or reading the bible more often. Make a resolution to be mindful of God’s future for you. Make a plan to sacrifice all that you have for the cause of Christ and when detours come your way, have hope that they are part of God’s plan. Believe in the destiny God has for you and do not fear what He has instore.
Part of experiencing your destiny is understanding your detours.
Each of us has a God-given destiny, a place of significance where we will be effective at giving maximum glory to God. While detours are often difficult and test our patience, there is a divine purpose to them: God is preparing us for our destiny and our destiny for us...
Tony Evans has more to say about our purpose in detours. Watch the video to learn more.