I believe achieving “The Thing” you were born for, the thing we often refer to as destiny, is not found without learning how to possess the unseen first.
You see, The Unseen is always about what you “see” in your heart.
Greatness and purpose join hands to walk there long before they manifest out in the world for others to see and experience.
When you walk in the unseen landscapes of your heart—what do you see?
I believe the seeds of greatness of purpose—begin there.
I am not talking about mere dreaming.
The dreaming part is the easy part.
Our dreams are necessary, I will grant you, but they are only the starting line of a long, long, journey.
One that will require a great deal of faith and endurance.
FAITH and ENDURANCE are the legs destiny must learn to stand on.
I love what the Bible teaches us in the tenth chapter of Hebrews.
There is where I find the encouragement I need when the journey to destiny seems to be one long road with no hope of turning.
That is when I need words like,
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. [vs. 23] NLT
Holding tightly without wavering?
That takes endurance!
(And endurance grows in the unseen places in my heart.)
That is where I practice the holding on part.
Hebrews also tells me,
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. [vs. 35-36 NLT
That confident trust is what I need if I am to walk by faith—and that is not instantly achieved! I walk that out one faltering step at a time, some days doing it well, some days falling flat on my face.
Little-by-little, step-by-step, day-by-day, and yes oft times, year-by-year, I grow into my destined place and God’s ultimate purpose.
I endure without seeing.
I learn how to possess the unseen destined dream in my heart.
I walk out my confident trust in God’s promises to me—by faith.
When I am ready?
And the place where God has destined me for has been prepared?
And what I have been equipped for is fully formed in my heart?
Then, God’s great purpose for my life, with all the lush fruit of those years of preparation (walking confidently in the unseen with God) will be made manifest!
My dreaming, now honed by years of confident trust in God’s promises, and polished by my enduring and waiting God’s appointed time, has now become my destiny.
God’s ultimate purpose has been achieved for me—and especially—for others.
Honestly, I believe that was “the plan” God had for you (and me) all along.