SCRIPTURE: But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The strength of integrity is the strength of destiny.
Our anchor scripture tells us about Daniel who refused to defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, and that decision enforced his destiny fulfilment (Daniel 6:1-3).
It has been confirmed that integrity is critical to destiny. The strength of integrity is the strength of destiny.
What separates two people is integrity. For example, the eagle and the vulture are birds of the same family. The difference between the eagle and the vulture is in their character. Any time you dream of the eagle, it is a visitation, but to dream of vulture is a nightmare.
The vulture eats corruption; anywhere dead, dirty or smelly things are, there you find the vulture. The stench that can kill attracts the vulture. And that eating of corruption led to the degeneration of its destiny – its neck is long, head is bald, feathers easily pluck-able, very ugly-looking, reproachable, and highly disgusting bird. You would look for stones to chase it away if you find it around you.
The eagle, on the other hand, flies 10,000 feet above sea level. It carries weight that is three times its size. The eagle is married to one mate for life. And it does not eat anything that is corrupt. It goes for fresh meat dripping with blood. This makes him the king of the birds. It is a treasure.
Beloved, whether you would have the destiny of an eagle or the destiny of a vulture is a matter of character. I want you to make up your mind to uphold Godly character so you can have a great destiny. You may not be perfect but be sincere. Be opened to God and ask Him to help you out of any situation that is putting a question mark on your character.
Remember this: The strength of integrity is the strength of destiny.
1. Stay away from actions that defile your heart.
2. Seek counselling and prayer if there are negative habits that you are battling with.
3. Receive the Help of the Spirit to overcome.
PRAYER: Lord, You are the Potter; I am clay in Your Hands. I surrender all to You Lord. Purify my heart, draw me closer to You, and let me be like You in character, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: FULFILLING DESTINY (PART 2).
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 20-22.
QUOTE: A destiny crash happens where there is a character defect. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The human brain cells can hold between 3 and 1000 Terabytes of information. The National Archives of Britain, containing over 900 years of history, only takes up 70 terabytes. Deploy the potentials of your mind.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grip of negative character is broken over your life by the Blood of Jesus Christ in Jesus’ Name.