CHURCH LEADERS THAT NAIL THEIR DESTINY
Today is the 500th year anniversary of one of the most important events in human history: The start of the Protestant Reformation.
In the year 1517, the Church had drifted into a deep corruption and a wholesale departure from the simple Gospel. There was a fairly average priest who lived in what is now the eastern part of Germany. He had become so grieved and frustrated by the errors of the Church that he decided to do something about it. He wrote a long series of corrections on a parchment and tradition tells us that he took these “95 Theses” and NAILED them to the door of the Wittenberg Church. He also sent the document to his Bishop and set in motion a series of events that got him expelled from the church and began the Protestant movement.
Martin Luther was not a perfect man but it is safe to say that he “nailed” his destiny and changed the course of human history. How about you?
What are you called to NAIL?
- The gymnast, Simone Biles “nailed” her landings and won four Olympic Gold medals.
- Winston Churchill “nailed” a speech that rallied the Allied forces to victory in WWII.
- Carrie Underwood “nailed” the song that made her the winner of American Idol.
Each one of us is called by God to do certain things that no one else can do in quite the same way. According to Ephesians 2:10, we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to “nail” good works that God before ordained that we should walk in them.” But sadly, many go through life without ever discovering their God-given purpose and never “nailing” their destinies.
Jesus came to earth and died for each of us so that we could be free from the penalty and power of sin, and fulfill our God-given purpose. When Jesus was crucified, most assumed that he had failed his destiny. Yet, when he was nailed to the cross, he open up the infinite potential of every person who would believe in Him and be born again. Colossians tells us that when Jesus died, he “wiped out the handwriting of the requirements that was against us…having “nailed” it to the cross.”
Make it personal…
Jesus died for us so that we could live for Him and fulfill everything that God has ordained for us to do in this life. So, as we remember the Protestant Reformation, I would encourage you to engage in a “Personal” Reformation… that you would examine the areas in your life that hinder you from fulfilling your destiny. Write them on a parchment and nail them to the door of your house, bedroom or bathroom.
Make a declaration that from henceforth I will live fully and truly for the One who gave his life for me.
I will NAIL my destiny!
P.S. Doing so might get you kicked out of something… but isn’t it time you took a risk and made a difference?