In our past two posts, we have been dealing with how you can focus on your goal. We discussed that to focus on the goals we need to have some “me-time”, deal with distractions and be ready to say NO (link). We also learnt that it takes wisdom to know how to deal with each distraction that we face in life (link). Our discussion today will focus on the role of others in reaching our goals.
We all need people to reach our destination. God blesses us through men, and these people are meant to help us get to the destination God has given to us. They have the capacity to be direct us, open certain doors for us with their influence or are ready to carry the burden with us until we reach the destination. Rabbi Daniel Lapin puts it very excellently in his book “Business Secrets from the Bible” by noting that “We are in fact, created for this very purpose- to connect with one another”. These are our destiny helpers. A man in Mark 2:1-5 received his healing because of his four friends. There are a few things we can learn from this scripture:
- Destiny helpers are not in for their personal benefits (Verse 3). These four men could have rushed to Jesus and listen to the word and ask for help with something, but they thought of their friend.
- Destiny helpers do not give up in the face of challenges (Verse 4). These four men wanted to help the man to get his healing and were not ready to let a packed room stop them. When you meet your destiny helpers, they would not run away from you because of the challenges you face.
- Destiny helpers look for opportunities to solve problems (Verse 4). The four men sought for other opportunities to get the paralytic man to Jesus. That was when they uncovered the roof where Jesus was. Men who have been destined to help us will seek for opportunities to help us reach our goal.
Jesus saw their action as enough faith for the paralytic man to get healed. I should sign the warning that there may be people who would present themselves as destiny helpers, but they are hypocrites. Beware of any person who would try to take you away from fellowship with God and the believers.
Let me end this post by also saying that you are also meant to be someone else’s destiny helper. In his book “How successful people think”, John C. Maxwell noted that “When you work to consider an issue from every possible angle, examine it in the light of another’s history, discover the interests and concerns of others, and try to set aside your own agenda, you begin to see what others see”. Let me add a phrase to the last sentence of John Maxwell’s statement… “you feel the way they feel and are ready to help them through”.
I pray that God will grant us the spirit of discernment to be helpers to people He has destined that we help, and be connected to our destiny helpers. This and many other blessings we ask in the name of Christ our Lord. AMEN!
If you have read this message and you do not know Christ, I would like to ask you to receive Him as your Lord and personal saviour. He has been made wisdom unto us and it is only through fellowship with Him that you grow in wisdom. If you want to receive Jesus as Your Lord and Saviour, kindly repeat these words after me:
Thank You Father for sending Your Son Jesus to come and die for me so I can be saved. I receive You Christ as my Lord and personal Savior. Please come into my heart and fellowship with me. Amen!
If you have said this prayer with me, welcome to the family of believers. Do find a Bible-believing and Holy Spirit-filled church to fellowship with.
God bless you and remain a blessing.
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