How to Know God’s Timing for Your Destiny


When we talk about destiny, a question that often comes up is knowing the timing for walking out your destiny in God.  I have found that one thing that can limit the pursuit of our destiny is what we think we can actually accomplish and when.

I realize that this can be a dangerous message.  On one hand, you need to be careful not to focus on your own strength to force the changes into your life.  God must be your source of strength and energy.  On the other hand, you must take action, be proactive and move forward, or you will run the risk of becoming stagnant and getting stuck.

A difficult part of finding your destiny is knowing what to focus on at any given time. Here are

Learning time

First, there may be periods of time in your life when God is teaching you lessons to help you grow deeper in spiritual maturity.  It may seem as though He is holding you back, but in reality He is training you . It is important to recognize these times so that you can work with God and not strive to accomplish something that is not time for you to do yet.

Testing time

Second, it helps to be aware of times when God is testing you and wants you to move forward. God brings situations around where YOU have to take proactive steps.

Strength-training time

Third is the aspect of spiritual warfare when you are pursuing the next steps God has for you and you are on target, but dark forces try to hold you back.  You have direction from God but obstacles surface.  So figuring out the proper timing is very crucial.


The point I am trying to make is that you cannot just go all-out trying to get whatever you want and assume it is God’s will and the right time in your life.  Your destiny will unfold over time, and it will happen in God’s timing.  Be sure though that you are holding up your end of the deal by pursuing it.

One major setback tactic

I meet people all the time who are afraid to move forward because they don’t want to make a mistake or get out of God’s timing.  If you are afraid to move forward, then be aware that a negative force may be trying to hold you back by scaring you into believing that you are not in God’s timing.

Getting out of these negative patterns will require change.  It is similar to training for a sport or learning to play an instrument.  You would not be able to do it well if you tried just a few times.  It will require conditioning yourself and practice.  Soon it will become automatic and much easier.


Knowing God’s timing does take some figuring out, but the important part is allowing God to help you walk it out.  Your destiny in God is an exciting journey!  Keep on moving closer!


~ Doug Addison

Doug Addison

Doug Addison  is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages which he has shared on television, radio and the internet for over a decade. Doug brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.

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