Think You Blew Your Destiny? Not Too Late


Have you ever felt you missed your destiny with God?  Well, take heart.  You’re not alone and in fact, it is not too late.  Read on to see what you can do right now to jump back into your destiny in God and learn from someone in the Bible who blew it.

Jesus’ offer

Let’s take a look at a great example of someone missing their destiny in the Bible.  In Luke 18:18–25, Jesus was nearing the end of His ministry on earth with only a few weeks left before He was to fulfill His destiny by dying on the cross.  A rich young leader asked Him what he should do to inherit eternal life.  Jesus answered him with the steps he needed to take and then went on to tell him that he lacked one thing: he needed to give his money to the poor and follow Him.

Missing his big chance

The young man went away discouraged because it would have cost him all his wealth.

Some people think that Jesus was saying we should not have wealth.  I see it from a different angle.

I think this rich young man had an opportunity to be close to Jesus and would most likely have been the replacement for Judas, who handled the finances for Jesus’s ministry.  Jesus may very well have been trying to find a successor for Judas as one of the twelve disciples.


Since the young leader had not been following Jesus for three years like the rest, Jesus may have been trying to fast-track him into being a disciple.  This would have required the man to quickly let go of things holding him back.  Here, it was the love of money and his earthly possessions.  So, the rich young man missed his finest destiny of being very close to Jesus when time was short.

God’s many chances

Although the rich young leader chose not to give up everything as Jesus asked, he could still achieve his destiny of being a follower of Jesus like many others.  But he would not be fast-tracked and close to Jesus as a disciple.

If you feel like you blew your big chance to fast-track into your destiny, do not worry.  God gives lots of chances, choices and help along the way.

How to jump back into your destiny in God

Finding and fulfilling your destiny is not as hard as you might think.  Building your life on a firm spiritual foundation allows you to accomplish all that God has in mind for you.

Here are some very important steps to fast-track into your destiny:

  • Believe that you can achieve what God destined for you! Half the battle is in our head.
  • Look for things that ignite passion within you.
  • Take small steps consistently.
  • Find someone who is doing what you want to do and study what they have learned.
  • Do something today in the area you would like to pursue and read a book about it, do internet research, make a phone call, sign up for a class, or get some practical training.  It is never too late.

What happened to the rich leader?

This young man may have suffered from what I call “Spiritual Identity Theft.”  He told Jesus that he had obeyed all the laws and felt he was doing what was right.  He knew there was a higher purpose in his life.  Satan used a strategy of greed to hold him back from a greater destiny.

More help with your destiny

To help you find your destiny quicker, I have written a book called Spiritual Identity Theft Exposed.  And I have other resources on destiny that will help you by clicking here.

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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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