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Destiny Moments
By Joel Osteen - Nov 24, 2023

We all have things we’re believing for. We’ve been waiting patiently, doing the right thing, praying, thanking God, but we don’t see anything changing. It’s easy to get discouraged and accept that it’s going to stay this way a long time. We just have to endure it. But God says, “I am the Lord; when the time comes, I will do it quickly” (Isaiah 60:22). God has ordained certain destiny moments in your life when He’s going to do a quick work. It’s going to happen much faster than you thought. You may not see anything changing, but when you come into your time, it’s not going to be a long drawn-out process. You’re going to see a rapid turnaround, a speedy recovery, a sudden breakthrough. You didn’t see it coming.

It looks like it’s going to take a long time to get well, to break the addiction, to meet the right person. No, get ready. It’s going to happen quickly. It’s going to be unusual, out of the ordinary. You’re going to know it’s the hand of God. It should take you years to get out of debt or to accomplish your dream. In the natural, that’s true, but when you come into one of these times that God has ordained for you, it’s going to happen in a fraction of the time. Every thought may tell you, “It’s permanent. It’s never going to change.” But God is saying to you, “I’m going to do it quickly. It’s going to happen suddenly.” Now get in agreement with God. Instead of thinking of all the reasons why it’s not going to work out, turn it around and say, “Father, thank You for a quick work. Thank You for a rapid turnaround. Thank You for a speedy recovery.”

After God delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, they were headed toward the Promised Land. But as the Israelites headed into a dead end at the Red Sea, they saw Pharaoh’s army coming after them at full force. They had nowhere to go. It looked as though they would certainly be recaptured or killed. But then Moses held up his rod and the Red Sea parted and the Israelites went through on dry ground. When Pharaoh’s men came chasing them, the waters closed back up and they were all drowned. Psalm 114:3 gives us insight into what happened: “The Red Sea saw the Israelites coming and hurried out of their way!”

When you step into your destiny moment, enemies are going to hurry out of your way. That addiction, that depression, the lack, the anxiety—it’s about to hurry out of your way. Suddenly the waters part, suddenly your health turns around, suddenly the door opens. God knows how to take things that look permanent and quickly change them.

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