Stepping Into Our Destiny

Stepping Into Our Destiny

Stepping Into Our Destiny

We all are raised in our own unique households. Regardless of our upbringing, in our teenage years, we are ultimately faced with many influences.

Truth is, we live in a world with many views and perspectives, especially in our teen years. During this time, it is common to find ourselves distant from parental influence and seeking independence. We are on a search through life with fresh minds, open to what the world has to offer, more than likely moving further and further away from our parents and most especially God.

1. Human Desire of Acceptance

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

John 10:10

The enemy is a thief who steals and cause disruption. Suddenly, we find ourselves caught up in the sinful pleasures of the world. We can be succeeding in education, careers, and still get caught up in many different types of pleasures. This is something we should be cautious and aware of.

The human desire for acceptance can be risky. At any age, it can lead to unhealthy lifestyles never imagined. Adding peer pressure makes the situation worse and open doors to new habits.

2. False Attraction To Substances

Living without Jesus Christ will only intensify a desire for acceptance in the world because we didn’t know we already have our heavenly father’s approval. Especially living in a world that seems to have no boundaries. However, sometimes working hard can become humanly challenging when we have so much responsibility up in the air.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

Matthew 7:13-14

We can find ourselves floundering in hopelessness without Christ. It seems to be endless, and the enemies lies influence to seek an exit through substances. Suddenly, what was once a controlled lifestyle becomes out of control and those destructive habits can derail us from our intended journey in life. Captivity by the desire to be accepted, to belong to a world in chaos, a world moving further and further away from God Almighty.

3. The Truth Will Set You Free!

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the oppressed free.”

Luke 4:18

God loves us! We may be in a dark place in our life, surrounded by failure and disappointment, but today is the day of surrender. God is more powerful than any addiction, any failure, any disappointment. His truth is the only escape from addiction, the only escape from hopelessness. His truth is the only escape from the chaos and apostasy of this world. It is only in His son Jesus will we truly find who we are. Without Jesus Christ we live in the lies of the enemy and those lies bring fear into our life, the most deep-rooted fear, the fear of rejection. Hence, the heightened desire to be accepted by man!

Final Thoughts

We are all searching for a place where we can fit in.

The fear of unacceptance stems from the root of rejection.

Knock down the lies of the enemy with the truth of God’s Word!

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About Pastor Jason

Jason Lozano leads Freedom City Church in Whittier, CA and pastors a global multi-cultural church with thousands of members. His church has one goal and one vision: To Bring God’s Freedom To This Generation.