Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

New England Bible Conference 2004. Your personal sense of destiny. Part 2.

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Because he is living life “under the sun” without meaning, purpose and definition and has forgotten about the importance of understanding his personal sense of destiny.

To see – Qal perfect – raah = to really research, not just to observe but to experience something.

Task – inyan = the job, the business, the task, the matter, etc.

Becoming bored, dull, defeated, unstable, because of not being happy with your life is evidence that you do not understand the importance of your personal sense of destiny.

Life without bears would be unbearable.

Our job or monotonous work is a gift to fill up certain time or we would go crazy with time on our hands.

ISA 29:24 And those who err in mind will know the truth, And those who criticize will accept instruction.

Appropriate – japheh = meaningful or beautiful.

Our problem is not so much what happens, our problem is our perspective of it after it happens.

What we miss is our part in the angelic conflict and the fulfillment of our personal sense of destiny.

If we look at life as it is laid out before us and dealt out to us and do not see it as it relates to our personal sense of destiny, then we will not understand why certain things happen.

When we see things through His eyes and recognize divine timing and our personal sense of destiny and the fact that in His time, He makes all things beautiful and meaningful, then we give Him praise.

God has not only put things in perspective by having a time table in which events run their course, He also has put within every human being’s heart a curiosity about tomorrow, and about life, and about life beyond.

Since that is true and since we will not find out about tomorrow or the beginning from the end without God, our pursuit must be of Him.

You are not really ready to handle life until you are ready to handle death and eternity and ready to learn about your personal sense of destiny.

1. God has made everything appropriate in its time – there is a time for everything and things become meaningful when it is time to do them.

2. God has set eternity or the desire for eternal values in their heart.

Eternity – ‘et-haa`olaam = the eternal or the desire or longing for the eternal or that which is eternal.

It is a very delicate and sensitive desire that can be hindered by arrogance or emotionalism and it can be put out by hardness of the heart, scar tissue of the soul or occupation with the details of life.

This desire for that which is eternal is evident by the inner thirst and longing for God.

Turn to PSA 42:1

David’s soul was thirsty and he was desiring to come and appear before God which illustrates the confidence that a person with this desire within can have once they get to know God.

“Seek earnestly” – shachar = in an enthusiastic, devoted, diligent, serious and intense way.

The soul thirsting speaks of P.V.T.D.

The flesh yearning speaks of the human nature even wanting the things of God.

“The dry and weary land where there is no water” speaks of the spiritual droughts that we all have at one time or another that doctrine quenches once we start drinking again.

2PE 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

1TI 2:4 God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

If you feed your desire for that which is eternal, the desire grows.

The greater your positive volition, the more you will learn about God’s plan, purpose, and God’s will for your life or your personal sense of destiny.

When this happens, the believer should appreciate the invisible work of God and recognize that even the maturing of his own positive volition is from God.

As the believer grows, his positive volition grows, being firmly grounded in the truth and his doctrinal thinking becomes his outlook on life.

The motivation of getting to know God and the real meaning and purpose of life becomes a driving force and a source of even greater blessing in the person’s life.

This desire is never automatic; any person at any time, in any stage can become dull and destroy the need for that which is eternal within.

It is a very delicate and sensitive desire that can be hindered by arrogance or emotionalism and it can be put out by hardness of the heart, scar tissue of the soul or occupation with the details of life.

PRO 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life [Bible doctrine is the Tree of Life].

PRO 3:18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

The idea that mankind can find happiness apart from God and discovering his personal sense of destiny is vain and futile.

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