Life Changers Changes Destinies
As young adults and even young children we often dream about what we want to be when we’re grown. We have dreams and visions, not just hopes and desires, but promises and God given words concerning our lives, our children’s lives, grandchildren and generations that we have yet to see. We receive words, definite, positive words from God concerning our futures as well as our children’s futures. We have visions of our marriages, ministries and careers. But then they don’t always turn out the way we expected them to. Last year God spoke to my spirit and said; “His glory is not about what we expect, it’s about what He chooses to reveal and the way He chooses to reveal it.” Our lives will be changed in order to reveal God's glory.
My Bible college professor and mentor is Joan Millar. Professor Millar, as I still call her, is someone that God used immensely in my life to affirm the things that I believed God had spoken to me and to help me to accept that my ministry and anointing is real. God used her to change my life. She, my pastors (Donal Jr. and Sharon Chance), among others, are who I call my life changers. Because of God’s grace, our lives are changed to a way that will glorify the Father. And when your own life has been changed by His grace He can then use you to changes someone else’s life. Everyone has life changers, however, your life changer will have a vision for you and be able to see you as God sees you. They may not see specifically that God is going to use you the way that He will. However, they will know that you're someone special and that you have a great destiny. You may not see specifically for others all that God will do through them but yet, you know there's something great and awesome about them and then God will use you to touch their lives in a way that you will become their life changer. It may just be a word of encouragement or perhaps something special that God will use you to do in their life. But before you can change their vision you must have a vision for them. Before Ananias went to lay hands on Saul, God had to reveal to him the plans He had to use Saul. In other words, Ananias had to have a vision for Saul so he could help Saul receive his vision. Professor Millar, my pastors and others had a vision for me. They see me the way God sees me in spite of what I was or the way I looked when they met me. I see you, not as you are now but as God has ordained for you to be, the powerful prayer warrior, the prophet, preacher, teacher, wife, husband, mother, father or what ever God has intended from the beginning.
A life changer is one that affects your life to such a degree that it deviates or turns, even transforms from what is once was to something entirely different. There are people and even things that will absolutely change a person’s life and destiny. It's those people that come into our lives and touch and affect them in such a way that we are changed from what we were into what we will become.
Drug addicts met life changers. Before they were on drugs they may have lived ordinary lives with a destiny to glorify the Father. But a life changer came along, sent by the enemy, and introduced them to drugs. Their lives were changed into something that God never intended. However, that same principle works the other way around. Those same pushers, drug addicts, gamblers, pimps, prostitutes, the everyday mom and dad, sisters and brothers, friends and neighbors and yes even little children; all of these people can meet someone that will touch their lives in such a way that they will be changed forever. However, that change will be in a way that, God not only ordained, but will be done through you.
God, through Moses, changed Joshua’s life then Joshua changed and led a generation. God, through Samuel, changed David’s life and David changed and led a nation. Through Ananias, God changed Saul’s life and Paul’s writings have changed the world. Jesus Christ came, bled and died and changed our lives from one of death and condemnation to one of life eternal. Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are the greatest life changers ever. And just as the Holy Ghost has changed our lives He continually uses us to change the lives of others. You are a life changer.
"Now there was in Damascus a disciple named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he answered, Here am I, Lord. 11 And the Lord said to him, Get up and go to the street called Straight and ask at the house of Judas for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for hebold, he is praying [there]. 12 And he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias enter and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight."Amplified Version of the Bible