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Maximising Destiny (Identify Purpose and Meaning) by Apostle Joshua Selman

Maximising Destiny (Identify Purpose and Meaning) by Apostle Joshua Selman. In blessed memory of Dr. Myles Munroe:True Leadership is about deploying your giftings to serve, rather than seeking followers. – A reflection of Dr. Myles Munroe’s wisdom. ”It is good for a man that he bear The yoke in his youth.“ ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭27‬ ‭(KJV‬‬)”Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;” Ecclesiastes 12:1 (KJV). Destiny is a gift; A gift that can be maximised and a gift that can be abused.

Everything is not convenient for everyone at every time. In this Kingdom, timing matters. One of the factors responsible for joy and happiness is progress. Even from the secular standpoint, we feel joyful when we experience progress. “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” Luke 2:52 (KJV)_God designed men to grow, advance, and excel in every ramification.

In the name of Jesus Christ, everything that has stunted your growth, may that curse come to an end now! “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?” Matthew 16:13-15 (KJV)_“Who do men say that I am?” probes into the question of IDENTITY.

The jurisdiction of tonight’s teaching is to bring light on three subject areas:




A question is a seed for an answer. – Dr Mike Murdock. Once your knowledge has not produced results, ask questions, keep listening and learning. The first stage of learning is unto awareness, and the second stage of learning is unto understanding.

There are Five (5) pivotal questions to ask, to live an effective life and actualize destiny:

These sets of questions are best asked before you begin your journey through life, it guarantees the realization of your destiny.

  1. WHO AM I? (Psalm 49:20)

The question “Who am I” is a question of identity. A lack of clarity in identity or identity crisis can destroy one’s destiny.

One of the cardinal pillars of influence is understanding your identity. Without this understanding, a lot of parameters and external factors like culture, society, etc will try to define you.

Understanding your identity is very important. If you know who you are, you will reject the pressure to prove a point of who you are not. _It is crucial to edit the opinions of people who have not made meaningful contributions to your life.

In the name of Jesus Christ, everything Satan has been whispering to your ears that did not come from the Scriptures, I decree and declare, may such sounds cease! “The world will only celebrate what you celebrate.” Dr Myles Munroe.It is fraud to ask people to celebrate a personality you do not celebrate. _Your identity should not be defined by the presence or absence of material possessions.

When you know who you are, you don’t need to waste time explaining who you are to people. If you find yourself always trying to say who you are, it is a mechanism to manage your not knowing who you are. _The pressure of trying to prove a point should cease in your life! There’s more to and within you, than you can ever imagine._You can be a work in progress, but you must not let your limitations define you. There is a false sense of confidence that makes people display bad character (negative traits); this is an attack that requires deliverance.

My identity as a child of God supersedes all other identities attributed to me.One of the ways to know who you are is to be able to be alone, yet knowing that you are not truly alone. (Psalm 23:4) Success is not what you pursue, it is what you attract by who you become.

There are Five (5) pivotal questions to ask, to live an effective life and actualize destiny:

  1. WHERE AM I FROM? (This makes you understand your source and origin). John 3:31, John 1:6-7.

Wherever your origin is, you will find yourself influenced by its prevailing mindsets.

Remind yourself that according to Scriptures, you have been called out from every tribe.


It is important to exempt yourself from every limitation that comes with your origin. Affirm your origin and identity in Christ: You are a child of God! You come from above! An “above” mentality is a victor’s mentality. Define your possibilities.

There are Five (5) pivotal questions to ask, to live an effective life and actualize destiny:

  1. WHY AM I HERE? (This is a question of purpose)

John 4:34, John 18:37, Hebrews 10:7.
There is a purpose for your being on earth. You’re not a biological accident. Let no one intimidate you or bully you on your journey through destiny.


No one in their glory phase now begins their journey from the point where you encounter them; everyone starts from somewhere._Imagine the world without the great people we hear about, imagine the world without you. You are valuable to God. You are important!

There are Five (5) pivotal questions to ask, to live an effective life and actualize destiny:

    (Philemon 1:6, 2 Kings 4:1-4)

One of the primary ways God blesses people is through the works of their hands (gifts, skills, abilities).
Your potential in a raw state may not be rewarded; you must identify it, refine it, and deploy it, for it to be rewarded.

Be careful not to market an unrefined gift, build capacity to the point where no amount is too much to pay for what you do.

The cure for shame, among many other factors, is competence. Become competent! Competence can become a bailout system. You are truly competent when Kings seek and invite you, because they have the ability to reward you.

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