The Book of 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 is evidence that we can change our destiny by changing our minds. The above verse says, “And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying because I bare him with sorrow”.
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me. And that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
A look at the above verses, despite being born with sorrow, Jabez rose to become more honorable than his brethren because he changed his mind about his relationship with God his maker. He called on His maker.
Moreover, from the above prayer of Jabez, he was specific in his request,
1. First, that God would bless him and enlarge his coast,
2. Secondly, that the hand of God might be with him,
3. And thirdly, that God would keep him from evil, that it may not grieve him.
In other words, what determines what we do with our destiny is our relationship with God Almighty. It is God that gives us the power to get wealth.
Deuteronomy 8:18 “But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day”.
Also, the book of 1 Samuel 2:7 said, “The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up” and Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it”.
It is not that we should fold our hands and expect the blessings of God to fall from heaven. This is because the book of Proverbs 10:4 said: “He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, But the hand of the diligent brings wealth”.
Again a look at what was said of King Uzziah in 2 Chronicles 25:3-5 says, “Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did. And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.
King Uzziah, as mentioned in verse 5 above, it was said that as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper. This shows that those who think that they can make in life and destiny without God are mistaken.
King Nebuchadnezzar tried it and see what happened to him for seven years as can be seen in the Book of Daniel 4:33-34 “The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon him, and he was driven from men and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me. And I blessed the most High, and I praised and honored him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
Some may ask me about some atheist and ungodly men and women who are multi-millionaires in our society? Yes, there are some who made it without God, as well as some celebrities, but at what cost? If you know the awesome prize of some who decided to make it without God are paying, you will decide never to pay such a prize. Obviously, some of them have sold their soul to the devil.
A friend of mine once said many years ago that if God fails to give him money, he will follow the devil if he does. The said young man died before he was 25 years old because where he went to make money ritual, the native doctor used him to make money ritual for someone else.
What I am trying to say is that our destiny can be changed if we change our minds about our relationship with God. A great destiny awaits you, so don’t throw it away by failing to change your mind and relationship with God.
Moreover, if you feel that you can make it without God, you will later in life observe like Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1:2 “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity”. Ecclesiastes 1:14 “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold; all is vanity and vexation of the spirit”.
Ecclesiastes 1:14 said, “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold; all is vanity and vexation of the spirit”. This is because our soul is, more than anything on earth Mathew 8:36 “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul”? You should value your soul so much, and you will do anything to preserve it. Shalom!