Divine Direction vs Destiny Actualization 1

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.


“Your dreams and visions notwithstanding, without direction, you are going nowhere.”

Have you ever been to place without a signpost that could lead you the exact location you were going to? I am sure that has happened to many people, especially if you were going there for the first time. The function of the signpost is to give direction; without direction, reaching your destination is not feasible. You see, no matter how clear your goal is and how interesting your vision sounds, without direction, you are going nowhere.


Our Scriptural text infers that direction comes from the Lord. You can plot the graph, draw up the work plan, identify possible strategies, but when establishing direction, you need to take your eyes off the ground and look above for help. When you miss the leading of God in your pursuit of destiny, you cannot escape confusion.

Deuteronomy 32:9-13 paints a vivid picture of what it means to have Divine direction. The tenth verse declares –

“He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.” That means, before direction came, Jacob was in the midst of dryness; there was confusion round about him; there was no hope for advancement but when God stepped in, the story became different because God knows the end from the beginning. Jacob was now operating from the center of God’s will. He was receiving instructions on the steps to take and the Master Strategist was providing result-oriented and success-proven plan of action. When you have Divine direction at work, you will prosper, excel, and rise to the top effortlessly and sweatlessly

Ponder Points

  • God’s ways are perfect; you are more secure sticking with Him all the way.
  • His ways may not always look like it, His ways may not actually make sense to us, but if you are patient enough, it will surely end with laughter.


  1. In the Name of JESUS, I refuse to go round circles in my destiny pursuit.
  2. My Father, open my eyes to see what I need to do, in other to soar on the wings of Divine direction, in the Name of JESUS.
  3. Every power or influence working against my life and destiny be paralysed in the name of JESUS



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