What Promise has Been Made to You? Who Gives the Promise? How do You Receive the Promise?
We all have been destined with a promise. It is stated by the Divine that He wants no one to perish, meaning we have a choice in this life on Earth to choose life or death before the end of our destiny. God always honors His promise, but the key is we have to do our part in obeying His command. There is a general call to a heavenly eternity, but it is up to us to choose life. In Deuteronomy 30:19-20 it states, “Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is your life and He will give you many years in the land He swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” The promise is the divine assurance of good, a gift graciously bestowed upon us, to profess, announce or to proclaim life. So the matter is, if we choose life, we are promised to live eternally which sets us on the road to destiny. We were, “called to receive the promised eternal inheritance.” (Hebrew 9:15). There are also promises we can encounter on Earth such as a promise of hope in a hopeless situation, the promise to live a life of abundance, and the promise of inheritance for ourselves and our children. A promise can encompass a vision that will give us something to set our eyes on as we move toward destiny. Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” A vision should be set for ourselves, our family, and even our career. In setting a vision for ourselves, we should encounter the gift and call on our lives that was given by God. God tells Jerimiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart, I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” God is the answer to our being and what we were called to do. God also is the answer to our family since He created the first family with Adam and Eve therefore He set a plan in motion in how the family should be. Of course, we know that there was a separation when sin came into the Earth, but our Savior Jesus Christ came that we may have life and have it more abundant and re-establish the family dynamics. Our careers or vocation should surmount in our passion in what we do in life. Since our vision is God-given, our destiny is promised with provision, protection, and power to accomplish what God has started. Philippians states, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6). It is destined that we have a promise, it was given by God, and it is up to us to choose life to fulfill this promise. What will you do to receive the promise?