The things that frustrate and stifle a person’s destiny or purpose is called “Destiny Destroyers” or “Destiny Killers.” There are seven major destiny killers that can keep a person from living out their full potential in life.
Everyone has a destiny or purpose of fulfilling in life, but not everyone will reach their destiny because of destiny killers.
This post will cover seven destiny destroyers and how to overcome them. We may be hard pressed on every side, but not crushed.
What are Destiny Killers?
Destiny killers or destiny destroyers are anything that gets in the way of a person fulfilling their destiny. They can be external factors like other people, circumstances, or even our own choices. But they can also be internal, like our own thoughts, emotions, or behaviours.
We have put together seven major destiny killers we believe can have the biggest impact on a person’s life.
7 Destiny Destroyers You Need To Avoid
It is very strange that the things many consider to be minor things do have grave consequences spiritually, and these are the things that hinder God’s manifestations in our lives.
1. Sexual Immorality
Sexual immorality is one of the top destiny destroyer. It not only destroys ones destiny, but it also destroys the destinies of others involved. It is a sin that not only affects you but it also hurts those around you.
And the sin you commit into your body defiles the temple of God because your body is the temple of God and the Holy Spirit lives in you. This is the reason why a Christian must flee from sexual immorality.
Consider this, when a Christian commits sexual immorality, the Holy Spirit is in your body during the act. Think for a while, how will the Holy Spirit feel during your immoral act? I think the Holy Spirit might have left a Christian during the act, as He is holy, making you most vulnerable to the Devil.
Another thing to consider is the pain you will inflict on the Holy Spirit during such an act; no wonder God must surely punish man for such sin. This is the reason why Joseph said:
Genesis 39:9, NIV – “…How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, NIV – “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God;.”
1 Corinthians 6:15, NIV – “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!”
1 Corinthians 6:19, NIV – “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;.”
2. Lack Of Self Control
Lack of self-control not only destroys your destiny, but it also destroys the destinies of others around you especially your loved ones.
Self control is one of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). So, if you lack self-control, it means the Holy Spirit is not in you, or you have quenched the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says in Proverbs 25:28, NIV – “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.”
Lack of self-control can manifest in different ways in our lives. It could be a lack of financial self-control, resulting in financial difficulties. It could be a lack of emotional self-control, resulting in relationship problems. It could be a lack of sexual self-control, resulting in immoral and sinful behaviors.
Whatever area you lack self-control in will have a negative impact on your life and the lives of those around you.
The Bible commands us to be alert, self-controlled, and stand firm, so we can achieve destiny.
1 Peter 5:5, NIV – “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another because God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
Titus 2:12, NIV – “It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,”
Pride is another destiny destroyer. It is an attitude of superiority that keeps us from being humble and teachable. It also keeps us from seeing our need for God.
The Bible says in Proverbs 16:18, NIV – “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Pride can manifest in many ways. It could be the pride in possessions, which results in materialism and greed. It could be the pride of position, which results in power struggles and conflict. It could be the pride of intellect, which results in arrogance and closed-mindedness.
Whatever form it takes, pride will destroy your destiny. It’s behaviors like this that keep us from being all that God has called us to be.
The Bible commands us to humble ourselves and seek God.
2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV – “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Proverbs 11:2, NIV – “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
Unforgiveness not only destroys our destiny, but it also destroys our relationships. It hinders us from being able to move forward in life and experience all that God has for us.
The Bible says in Mark 11:25, NIV – “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Unforgiveness can manifest in many ways. It could be unforgiveness towards ourselves, which results in self-hatred and destructive behaviors. It could be unforgiveness towards others, which results in bitterness and resentment. It could be unforgiveness towards God, which results in a life of rebellion.
Whatever form it takes, unforgiveness will destroy our destiny. Behaviors like this keep us from being able to experience the forgiveness and love of God.
The Bible commands us to forgive others so that we can be forgiven by God.
Matthew 6:14-15, NIV – “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Rebellion is an attitude of disobedience and defiance towards God and His Word. It keeps us from being able to experience the fullness of His blessings in our lives.
The Bible says in Joshua 1:18, NIV – “Anyone who rebels against your command and does not obey your words, in spite of everything you do for them, will be put to death.”
Rebellion can manifest in many ways. It could be rebellion against authority figures, which results in a life of chaos and lawlessness. It could be rebellion against God’s Word, which results in a life of disobedience and sin. It could be rebellion against God’s people, which results in division and isolation.
Whatever form it takes, rebellion will destroy our destiny. We are unable to experience the fullness of God’s blessings in our lives with such attitudes.
The Bible commands us to submit to authority and obey God’s Word.
Ephesians 5:21, NIV – “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
Joshua 1:18, NIV – “Anyone who rebels against your command and does not obey your words, in spite of everything you do for them, will be put to death.”
Bitterness is another destiny destroyer. It is an attitude of resentment and hostility towards others. It is the result of unforgiveness and can lead to a life of misery.
Bitterness will eat away at you like cancer. It will destroy your relationships, your health, and your ability to enjoy life. If you are bitter, it is time to forgive and move on. Otherwise, bitterness will consume you and destroy your destiny.
The Bible says in Hebrews 12:15, NIV – “See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”
Bitterness can manifest in many ways. It could be bitterness towards ourselves, which results in self-destructive behaviors. It could be bitterness towards others, which results in anger and hatred.
The Bible commands us to let go of bitterness so that we can experience the fullness of God’s grace.
Ephesians 4:31, NIV – “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”
Proverbs 14:10, NIV – “Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.”
7. Conforming with the pattern of this world
When we conform to the pattern of this world, it can derail us from achieving our destiny. It is an attitude of following the crowd instead of being led by God.
The Bible says in Romans 12:2, NIV – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
When we conform to the pattern of this world, we end up not living according to God’s best for us. We follow what is trending in the world instead of what is true. We allow the world to make choices for us instead of God.
The Bible commands us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. This means that we need to think differently than the world. We need to allow God to change our mindset so that we can live according to His will.
1 Peter 1:14-16, NIV – “As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.'”
2 Corinthians 6:14, NIV – “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”
1 John 2:15, NIV – “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.”
Bible Verses To Overcome Destiny Destroyers
Do not copy their detestable ways.
Exodus 23:23-24 – “My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out. Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.”
Do not behave like them.
Leviticus 18:3 – “You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.”
Do not follow their custom.
Leviticus 20:23 – “You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.”
You must not worship God in their ways.
Deuteronomy 12:29-31 – “The Lord your God will cut off before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess. But when you have driven them out and settled in their land, and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, “How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same.” You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.”
Do not learn their ways or believe their signs – Halloween, Horoscope, etc.
Jerimiah 10:2 – “This is what the Lord says: Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.”
Wickedness invokes God’s wrath.
Deuteronomy 9:4 – “After the Lord your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness. No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is going to drive them out before you.”
God will punish Christians who turn to idols.
Deuteronomy 29:18 – “Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison.”
Deuteronomy 29:19 – “When such a person hears the words of this oath and they invoke a blessing on themselves, thinking, “I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way,” they will bring disaster on the watered land as well as the dry.”
Deuteronomy 29:20-21 – “The Lord will never be willing to forgive them; his wrath and zeal will burn against them. All the curses written in this book will fall on them, and the Lord will blot out their names from under heaven. The Lord will single them out from all the tribes of Israel for disaster, according to all the curses of the covenant written in this Book of the Law.”
These are seven destiny destroyers that can keep us from achieving all that God has for us. Lookout for these things, and don’t let them take hold in your life. Instead, press into God and His ways, and He will lead you to an abundant life!
We hope that you have been blessed by this post, and have learned so much about how to overcome these destiny destroyers.
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