YOU ARE PREDESTINED TO BE MORE THAN THIS
Life moves forward. Stagnation is an error from hell. But we will discuss predestination today. Predestination has to do with who you were in the eyes of God before you showed up on planet earth. You had a glorified destiny before you showed up (Rom 8:28-30). God does not invest in projects that flop. He takes steps to invest His resources for maximal productivity. That is why when He formed man in the garden, He said to man be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth (Gen. 1:26-28)
God told the prophet Jeremiah, before I formed thee I knew thee and I had ordained thee to be prophet to the nations.(Jeremiah 1:5) So before Jeremiah appeared on planet earth, God had ordained and called him a prophet. He could have chosen to be anything else but that will not change the fact that God called him a prophet.
Do not mistake the natural circumstances of your birth to mean you are something that God did not make you. You have a responsibility to discover who you are. You can only discover your true identity in scriptures. Jer. 29:11 says “for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” The NIV of this verse says I know the plans I have for you, which means, it is the discovery of this plan that equals to vision or your assignment in life. When vision is properly seen, it compels action. When Abraham saw the nations God was going to give him, he easily relinquished Isaac when he was asked by God.
Your capacity to see your predestined future of glory will make you endure the pain or light affliction for now to step into your glorified destiny. (2 Cor. 4:17) You are bigger than your present predicaments because they are temporal. - AJK