The saying that our destiny is in our hand is true and there are many people who walked on the planet earth and left indelible marks or footprints, in other words, such people fulfilled their destiny in life.
However, there are others, whose destiny were far from being fulfilled as their destiny were strangulated before their very eyes. Such people allowed destiny wasters or destroyers to waste or destroy their life. As such, they could not fulfill their destiny.
To this end, we have to strongly or violently war against destiny wasters or destroyers if we wish to fulfill our destiny, or else our destiny would be wasted or destroyed.
So, in this post, we shall be looking at issues that helped to waste or destroy our destiny which we should guard against.
One of such destiny wasters is selfish ambition: To succeed in life, one is encouraged to have a life ambition. However, there are situations in which our ambition may be so self-centered.
In which case, the ambition is said to be selfish ambition. Such an ambition ends up destroying our destiny instead of building them up.
A good example can be seen in 2 Samuel 15:1-end. That was the story of the selfish ambition of Absalom who out of selfish ambition wanted to unseat his father. He ended up dying in the process.
The next destiny destroyer or waster is what the Bible calls inordinate affection. It is inordinate affection that causes the $exual desire of a young man to become uncontrollable.
In the Bible, prince Amnon one of the sons of king David showed such an inordinate affection toward his sister Tamar as can be seen in 2 Samuel 13:1-20.
It was this inordinate affection that caused Amnon to rape his sister and was later killed for that reason.
Again in the news some time ago, it was reported over the internet that a vengeful dad chops hands off ‘baby rapist who attacked his 7-month-old daughter’. See
Even though the young man is still alive, it will take the grace of GOD or miracle for him to fulfill his destiny in life.
In the Bible, Joseph in the Book of Genesis was able to fulfill his destiny because he recognized the (waster) of destiny that sought to waste his destiny. We can see the story in Genesis 39:7-9. And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
Genesis 39:8 But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
Genesis 39:9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?
In the above story, Joseph instead of accepting to enjoy the sin of s*xual pleasure that lasts but a moment, he saw the request of Potiphar’s wife as great wickedness, and sin against God?
Talking about illicit s*x there are people you sleep with and your destiny is gone as you will never recover. One lady did not know when she made the revelation on her social media as captured by the following:
Apart from the above-mentioned wasters or destroyers, another great destiny destroyer or wasters is ignorance. Ignorance has destroyed or wasted the destinies of many people. The Bible said in John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.
It is the knowledge of the truth that sets people free, and you need to be free if you are ever to fulfill your destiny. The bane of our society today is ignorance. People claim to know what they don’t know.
Also, Psalm 82:5-7 which said, “They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable.
I said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High. But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Here is talking about people who ought to understand, but they choose ignorance, and they paid the prize for their ignorance.
Again GOD lamented in Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children”.
It is an obvious fact; it is knowledge that enables us to know who we are or what we are designed for. When you know who you are and what GOD designed your life to be, fulfillment of destiny is easier.
To discover who we are and what GOD designed us for, we are on a stepping stone to fulfilling destiny. However, to discover who we are takes a conscious effort on our part.
We need to go for knowledge and if we fail to go for relevant knowledge, our destiny may surely get wasted or destroyed.
Another waster or destroyer of destiny is what the Bible calls walking in the counsel of the ungodly. Psalm:1:1 blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
For instance, a lot of people are blindly following the ungodly counsel of Daddy Freeze. https://www.pulse.ng/communities/religion/daddy-freeze-calls-poverty-a-blessing-not-a-sin-or-curse-id8200724.html
Finally, Pastor Daniel Olukoya the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire And Miracle Ministries mentioned many other wasters of destiny in this message titled “recipe for total failure” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSfw2_Q1lcU
God’s counsel is that we should never allow wasters or destroyers to waste or destroy our destiny. What do you say?.