God looks beyond your mistakes into your destiny but……………

There are many things in the scriptures that make me aware of my humanity and this week’s post focuses on some of these. It amazes me how God speaks into our destiny though He knows we make mistakes, but there is a role that we need to play.

Jesus knew that Peter was going to deny Him three times and even told Peter so (Matthew 26:34, 69-75). Even after Peter disowned Jesus, Jesus still came to him and asked him to be His disciple.

This made me recall the story of Abraham. God knew that Abraham was going to make a mistake with Ishmael and yet God still speaks into the destiny of Abraham. The same and perhaps strangest of all for me to comprehend is the story of Solomon’s birth. His father David, had not only taken somebody else’s wife but to cover his tracks, he kills her husband. Yet, after God had dealt with the situation, God allowed David to have another son, Solomon, who was to inherit the covenant promise of the kingdom of Israel (1 Kings 1:29).

One could therefore be mistaken in thinking that God condones or even overlooks mistakes, but does He? That’s why there is an incomplete sentence in today’s title.

I believe that the title should actually read ‘God looks beyond your mistakes into your destiny but He also looks at the condition of your heart. What do you do after God points out wrongdoing? Let’s look at what Peter and David did.

Luke 22:62

And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.’

2 Samuel 12:13 and Psalm 51:17

And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die’.

David goes on to say:

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.’ (Psalm 51:17).

The heart condition is key. Man looks at the outward things but God looks at the heart condition (1 Samuel 16:7).

The question is, are you grieved by your mistakes and sin, when you realise them? Yes, God will speak into our destiny but we have a responsibility to let repentance follow any wrongdoing on our part.

Let us not think that we can get away with sin. The condition of our heart is important to God when we fail. Yes, He will speak and He will continue to encourage us towards our destiny but there is always a response on our part. That’s why the scriptures state – do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked (Galatians 6:7). Remember God always looks at the heart.

So let’s be a people who maintain a sensitive and tender heart before God so that we are quick to repent of any wrongdoing as He brings us towards our destiny

May it be said of us ‘Blessed are those whose sins are covered’ (Romans 4:8).


So until I appear again in your inbox with more insight into the scriptures, stay blessed



About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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