Destiny | One Verse: A Journey Thru Bible.

Do you believe in destiny? The kind that resonates somewhere inside and stirs one’s whole being from the crown of the head down to the tips of the toes? God does. He has created destiny in you that says: born just as you are with a unique purpose.

Maybe there are some questions bubbling up when you consider the concept of destiny: “Who me? My sibling, best friend, co-worker or neighbor who is the special one not me.” Or, “I have a destiny but I’m not there yet. Maybe after I finish my education, find a job, settle down, then I will feel more like I have a destiny.”  Or even,”God’s got bigger things to worry about than giving me a destiny.”

Romans 12:6 MSG  “So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts of Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.”

How many times do we compare ourselves or try to be something we aren’t? Facebook, Instagram and media in general feed into the trap of comparison. When we aren’t careful we can get stuck comparing our lives to that of others.

Comparison robs us of discovering and celebrating the unique purpose  God has created for each of us. To get away from comparison we have to shift our perspective; we have to change the lense that we look through everyday. God’s invitation is to come just as we are, we don’t need what everyone else has. He has both formed and created us for the moment that we are in.

Consider these questions today:

1. How has God has created you with unique wiring, abilities and gifts?

2. When you consider your uniqueness how may this offer clues about your God created destiny?

3. Do you find that comparing yourself to others is easier to do than being who you are made to be? If so, how may God be inviting you to view yourself differently?


May the God of goodness, grace, redemption and love continue to light your path brightly as you journey to embracing your wholeness in Him.

The Vastness of God

The Vastness of God

The Vastness of God | One Verse

Romans 11:33-36

33 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!

34 For who can know the Lord’s thoughts?

   Who knows enough to give him advice?

35 And who has given him so much

   that he needs to pay it back?

36 For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.

Romans 11 gives us a glimpse into the vastness and mystery of God the Father. His knowledge and plan surpasses all of our own understanding and capacity.

Earlier in the chapter Paul describes us, as believers, as a branch on the olive tree and Jesus as the root. As you sit this morning, or this evening, and pray, take a moment to bask in the size and power of the God that you believe in.

We get wrapped up in our work, our responsibilities, or our struggles and lose sight of God’s vastness. Take just five minutes and ponder how big God is and how small you are. How branch-like you are.

As you think about God’s vastness, consider these questions:

1. How has God impacted me in ways I didn’t notice?
2. How can I take my negative situation and see it through the lens of Jesus?
3. How can I actively recognize God in my life?

Find humility; let go of insecurity and pride. Bask in the person who created you, the One who is the root of the whole world. May all glory be to him forever and always.