A basic, central question for humans relates to the 'why' of life.
Most of us have struggles with that question on a personal level asking ourselves questions like... Why am I here? What comes naturally to me? And a real basic question... 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. There's something more. There is something that needs to fill that void in our soul and it can only be satisfied by knowing and doing the purpose and plan God has for our our lives.
Let me ask you a question, who is the authentic or real you? What is your core motivation? It can be scary to be the real authentic you. We may be tempted to create a plan and purpose based on people's expectations and approval rather than on the plans and purposes God has for us.
God has invested so much in you, and for all He has put in you, 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 your destiny in God is an adventure to say the least. It drives you past the pain of life to the purpose of living. Finding your destiny is not just about you! You fulfilling your destiny impacts everyone around you. It's the pebble in the pond effect... the ripples keep moving out.
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. You can stand on the first floor of a building and look up the stairs to the next floor for as long as you want but all the hoping, wishing, praying in the world are not going to get you to that next floor until you take the steps. We all want to hurry the process but there are no shortcuts, no bypass... 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, the steps are lasting too long, I don't want to wait! God if you have something for me to do just tell me and let's get on with it! The steps come before reaching destiny. What you learn as you walk out the steps is what will uphold you when you reach your destiny.
You have to start the process and what your destiny is will be realized...you cannot not fulfill your destiny...but you have to take the steps!