He’s the God that gives life to the dead (Romans 4:17).

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome - Christian Devotional

He’s the God that gives life to the dead (Romans 4:17).

As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were
(Romans 4:17).

The Lord said something to me some years ago, which to me is one of the biggest truths He’s ever taught me. He said, “I create destinies”; and as I contemplated on what He meant, very quickly, He explained it to me. He said, “I may have a destiny for a man, but I’m not limited by that destiny. Though I created the destiny for him, I reserve the right and ability to create another destiny for the same man.” This is extraordinary; it boggles the mind! This means there’s no limit to what you can be!

Your heavenly Father has the ability, authority, and right, to change your destiny; He can create a new destiny and future for you in an instant. He might already have a future and destiny for you that’s so great and wonderful, however, in His sovereignty and grace, He can choose to give you an even greater destiny. There’s a difference between changing one’s course, and giving the person a totally new destiny. This is one reason you never need to be jealous or envious of anybody, or engage in unwholesome competition of any kind; no one can take your place. If you‘d trust in the One who creates new destinies, then you wouldn’t be perturbed by the fact that someone else is trying to “take your place.” God can create a new place just for you. There’s no disadvantage for you as a child of God. Romans 8:28 says, “… all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Be confident, knowing that your heavenly Father is able to turn any situation around in your favour. He’s the God that gives life to the dead (Romans 4:17). If perhaps you’ve made some errors and are being blamed for the things that have gone wrong, trust in the One who creates new destinies! He’ll change things and give you a fresh start!

Further Study:
Jeremiah 32:17

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