It’s ironic that destiny is rarely discerned at time. Sometimes, it’s not even revealed until after we are gone. Take David for instance, he may have reigned over a kingdom of millions, but his psalms have inspired billions. This indeed is David’s longest legacy, now whether he knew this at the time or not I doubt. The point is, our greatest influence might be realized after we are gone.
Your greatest influence might be the children you pass knowledge to at school or church. It could even be those charitable acts that outlive you. Just because something isn’t part of your plan doesn’t mean it’s not a part of your destiny. I’m sure it wasn’t part of David’s plan to kill Goliath, or Joseph’s plan to get sold into slavery, or to sleep in prison. No it wasn’t, but this is one more way God gets the last laugh and gets the glory!
Beloved, God is working His plan whether we know it or not. He has ordained our days, ordered our footsteps, and prepared good works: all these He did before we were even conceived. Our destiny predates us. Before we were even conceived, God wrote a script for us. And He is in the process of fulfilling it through that painful, or seemingly insignificant situation today. Everything in your past is preparation for something in your future. God wastes nothing. You’re in the plan.