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Fulfill your DESTINY and remove the excess!
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2019
Imagine wearing a dress throughout your life. It’s a nice dress — vibrant color, beautiful design, lovely fabric — but it doesn’t fit well. It’s too tight round the waist, too loose on your shoulder, and the neckline is askew. You feel silly wearing this dress, like you’re on display. But everyone around you tells you this is the dress you should wear. Don’t take it off! Don’t get a different one. You want a custom-made dress? Are you mad? You’d never be able to create a dress like that. It’s too out there, too... you. Be like us, dress like us! You’ll feel better. It doesn’t fit well? So what? You won’t even notice it after a while —
We all have a preordained destiny. I believe that. I grew up in faith, and I remember praying ever since I was a little girl. And I look back at those instances, and the ones after, and I see how God has directed my steps, and all the prayers He’s answered throughout my life. Do I always get my way? Nope. But, in retrospect, I see why God didn’t grant certain things, and I am grateful for His intervention.
DESTINY is a great book that teaches us how to reach our dreams and goals — the promises that God placed in our hearts — to the fullness of our abilities and limitations. It teaches us to dig deep and use discernment to decide what is right and what is wrong. Jakes focuses on both internal and external circumstances — the spiritual as well as the secular — and shows us that sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Sure, people will try to talk you out of your dreams. It makes them uncomfortable, knowing you have so much in you, and they can almost sense your potential of accomplishing them. That’s why they’ll try to talk you out of it, will make you want to blend in. I have resisted the status quo throughout my life. Why? Because I knew something better was in store for me. God had something better than what even I had in mind. And you know what? He was right. That is why you should open your mind, heart and spirit in your walk through Destiny. This is something you must do for most, if not throughout your life. Beware of your own negative thoughts and feelings, beware of the enemy’s lies, and beware of toxic people.
“The classic vampire of the horror genre is smart, cunning, and physically attractive. When he comes after you, he’ll usually be smooth, even charming. He studies his prey, chooses carefully, and lures you in before the strike... They are dangerous because, ultimately, they suck out your life force. They don’t care about your hopes, dreams, or Destiny. They’re predators who want to drain you dry.”
Toxic people are energy and spiritual vampires. They’ll dump their inner ugliness on to you, and then point the finger at you. Beware of these people. They can pass for a friend, be a family member, even your spouse. It would be great if they had a tattoo on their forehead that read, “Cluster B Personality," but they don’t. You must keep your eyes and ears open. They can’t wear a mask all the time. It slips from time to time. When they tell you what they are with their words and actions, believe them. As T.D Jakes once said in a super-powerful message, “When people can walk away from you, let them walk!” Your Destiny isn't tied to the person who leaves. Don’t chase after people — let them go and then lock the door behind them. Know your value as a human being, as God’s child.
This is a great book. I love reaffirming books about accomplishing and maintaining one’s goals, but I prefer those with a spiritual kick. And so, I recommend this, and don‘t forget: wear your own beautiful custom-made gown. Never settle!
Give this book a whirl. Not a Christian? Give it a whirl anyway. There’s so much wisdom and invaluable advice in this book that no one should miss out on it. Five solid Coconut-Milk and Honey Cold Brew iced coffees (my invention!).