A basic, central question for humans relates to the 'why' of life. Most of us have struggled and wrestled with that question on a personal level asking ourselves questions like... Why am I here? What should I do now? And one of those soul-searching questions... What would I do if I weren't afraid? The need to answer the 'why' of life is not satisfied by wealth, fame, or notoriety. We sense that there is something more; there must be something more. It is the need to fill that void in our soul that can only be satisfied by knowing and doing the purpose and plan God has for our lives.
God has invested so much in us, and for all He has put in us, there is only one thing God wants to know. What will you do with what I gave you? It's been said, "Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." Finding our destiny in God is an adventure to say the least. It drives you past the pain of life to the purpose of living. And interestingly, finding our destiny is not just about us! Fulfilling our destiny impacts everyone around us. Destiny is a journey. We will fall and mess up more than a few times but the key is always to get back up, brush yourself off, and keep moving forward. I saw a plaque the other day that said, "Life is like riding a bike, to keep your balance, you must keep moving forward." Everything you have been exposed to, experienced, or survived are all building blocks that prepares you for your future...your destiny.
Psalm 37:23 says that the 'steps' of a good man are ordered of the Lord. The word 'steps' implies process. God orders steps. Destiny is steps not an elevator. We all want to hurry the process but there are no shortcuts, no bypasses...just steps! God does not offer steps as an option, the Lord orders steps. We get impatient with the process. The steps may seem to go on forever and as I have lamented many times, "God if you have something for me to do just tell me and I'll do it!"
Steps are the process to get us to our destiny.
What we learn as we walk out the steps is what will uphold us when we reach our destiny.