Destiny: fate, fortune, calling
1. To fulfill your destiny, you must deal with your past.
Too often, we allow the pain and disappointment of our past to poison our future.
Arthur couldn’t effectively wield Excalibur until he confronted his past.
Ezekiel 16:63 You’ll remember your past life and face the shame of it, but when I make atonement for you, make everything right after all you’ve done, it will leave you speechless.'” Decree of GOD, the Master.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.
2. No one can determine your destiny except you.
Even though he was raised far from the palace, Arthur’s leadership was evident in the streets.
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
No one outside of ourselves can determine who we are.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. “When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. “When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” GOD’s Decree. “I’ll turn things around for you. I’ll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you”–GOD’s Decree–“bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it.
3.There are people waiting to help you fulfill your destiny.
There was a band of people waiting to serve and fight alongside whoever could wield Excalibur.
1 Kings 19:18 Meanwhile, I’m preserving for myself seven thousand souls: the knees that haven’t bowed to the god Baal, the mouths that haven’t kissed his image.”
Before he could become King Arthur, he had to decide that he wanted to!
James 2:20 Use your heads! Do you suppose for a minute that you can cut faith and works in two and not end up with a corpse on your hands?