TOPIC: Avoiding the Crash of Destiny
SCRIPTURE: And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:4-5
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Isolation is the foundation for temptation.
The Book of Genesis Chapter Two and in Verse Three (Genesis 2:3), reveals to us the great fall of the first man, Adam.
Adam and Eve crashed out of God’s Plan and Purpose for them and were consequently driven out of the Garden of Eden. Man went into a long period of frustration for thousands of years until Jesus came to the rescue.
In our study today, we shall look at the pitfalls that led to the crash of the destiny of Adam and Eve so we can avoid them, if we must fulfil the Purpose of God in our lives.
1. Independent Existence
Adam and Eve, in a way, manifested the craving to be independent of God (Genesis 3:4-5). The devil suggested to them: why don’t you want to be like God? And Eve fell for that temptation. The question is, if you become like God, would you need God again? No!
2. Separation and Isolation
Adam and Eve also came to the point where they were not together in the Garden. For one reason or the other, Adam was in one part of the Garden, and Eve was in another probably, then satan engaged Eve. Isolation is the foundation for temptation. The strategy of satan has not changed. When he wanted to destroy the destiny of Lot, he separated and disconnected him from his godly uncle, Abraham.
3. Failure in Responsibility
This is the failure to do what is expected, or playing a role that is not yours to play. It leads to a crash of destiny. Eve came to the point where she was taking decision on behalf of the family. The administration of the Garden of Eden was handed over by God to Adam even before Eve was created (Genesis 2:15-18). They crashed in destiny because they decided to turn upside down the pattern of Jehovah. Eve overstepped her bounds and Adam underplayed his role.
Remember This: Isolation is the foundation for temptation.
Refuse to fall into the temptation of doing anything without God. Make God the Centre of your life.
Be responsible. Remain where God has assigned you to be per time.
Maintain godly and relevant company for destiny fulfilment; don’t be isolated.
PRAYER: Father, in the Name of Jesus, I refuse to exist independent of You Lord. Help me Lord to fulfil my destiny, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 100-102
QUOTE: Deficiency and shortage in life is a product of existing independent of God. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
REFLECTION: Do you crave independence of God? How far can an aircraft fly being out of touch with the control tower? Saint Augustine said, “God created man for Himself and our souls can find no rest until we rest in Him”
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Lord help you never to have a crash of destiny in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny 11th June 2021 Friday Devotional Guide. Seeds of Destiny Today was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors