Hebrews12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.
Oftentimes, we ask the question, why on earth am I saved? What does the Lord expect of me as a believer?
The most important reason for salvation is for us to come into our destiny, to attain on the image of Christ.
The destiny of man is nothing earthy or earthly. It’s perversion to think of man’s destiny as something to become in life or something to do on earth, yet in attaining our destiny which is becoming like Christ, we will do certain earthly works.
Your profession is not your destiny, neither is your vocation your destiny. But your destiny in Christ will bring you into your calling.
We’ve been called to ‘look unto Jesus’. The essence of our calling is not to do supposed miraculous works, but to attain unto the measure of the full stature of Christ.
Hence, the need to keep looking unto Jesus with open face just as if He is the one we see in the mirror, so that the more we keep looking, the more we are transformed into the same imagery.
May I submit to you that many believers will be ashamed when the see Jesus because they will not look like Him. They would have spent all their lives building edifices, structures that they vaunt and boast about, yet, Christ will not be built in them, neither will they show the people Christ. They will show so many miracles, but will never build Christ in people.
When we gather, it’s important that we teach Christ, not ourselves. The essence of our gathering is Christ, and that should be the pivotal basis of our teachings.
Paul has this to say, 1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. This means no other thing interest Paul but Christ.
Believers have been taught to attain many things except Christ. Believers have been tutored to strive to become many things except Christ. Although we like the appellation Christian which means like Christ, but we never press to become like Christ. So, the most ridiculed people are Christians not necessarily because of persecution, but because of their many failures.
Paul also shared this; Philippians 3:12-14. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Can we therefore see that destiny is attainment of Christ? When we devout our entire life to pursuing a course other than this, we are not fulfilling destiny.
Man was made in the image of God so that he can attain the likeness of God. Satan offered him a shortcut to becoming like God, but that is death. The same way Adam took shortcut, many of us also run after all things except Christ.
The way man builds His C.V, atimes I wish we can spend all that time and energy building Christ.
Romans 8:29-30. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Your destiny is Christ. That’s who God wants you to become. Because of this sole reason, He called you, then Justified you, and afterwards glorify you.
Don’t seek a life outside Christ. Seek Christ alone and you would have fulfilled destiny.
God bless you.