God designed your destiny, giving you a future with His richest blessings. There are over 100 Bible verses related, directly or indirectly, to this topic alone. However, we are going to look at the top ten Bible verses about destiny. Let’s explore together what God says about you and your future.
If you Google the phrase “what is my destiny,” you will find links to new age occultic practices as well as links to quizzes or assessments produced by psychologists who will help you figure out what your future holds.
It seems that everyone, well, practically everyone, wants to know what the future holds for them. Many people read their horoscopes every morning as they have their coffee. Others may visit tarot card readers. Yet, others may seek out fortune tellers to find the answers they are looking for. These are all futile attempts to finding out their destiny. Besides, and more importantly, these methods are all part of witchcraft and that’s not what we are about.
However, I want to talk to you about what the Bible says about your destiny. God hasn’t left you alone to flounder from one event to another without any direction from Him. He speaks quite clearly about you and your future. And you don’t need to play with fire, meaning, dabble in the occult, to find out what God has in store for you.
So, are you ready to learn what God says about your future? If you are interested, you can sign up to receive a three-week Bible study guide called Living Out Your Destiny that will walk you through
- Your Life, His Plans
- The Books of Heaven
- Called and Chosen
This study will show you
- who you are in Christ,
- when God mapped out your future,
- which books have your name written in them,
- how and why you were called
- who chose you and for what purpose
- and other Biblical truths to help your understanding grow.
Top Ten Bible Verses about Destiny
The Bible speaks often about one’s destiny. Let’s examine the top ten Bible verses to show you how important your destiny is.
#10. Romans 8:29
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
It may seem like you didn’t have a choice when you read this verse. God foreknew you and predestinated you to be like His Son, Jesus. This is a good thing. Not only is Jesus your model to emulate, you are also joint-heirs with Him.
#9. Romans 8:28
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
This is another very well-known verse as it tells you that no matter what happens, believers can expect that everything will work out for the good. Some situations, though, might have you scratching your head but that doesn’t negate the truth in this verse.
#8. Psalm 37:23-24
Psalm 37:23-24 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he
I love these two verses!
Remind yourself that when you are seeking God, He will direct your steps. When you seek God, He delights in you because you want His way above all else. He is leading you in the way you should go.
#7. Ephesians 1:4
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
This is a comforting verse as it tells you that you are not here without a reason or purpose. You have been chosen before God formed the galaxies, the world or Adam! God knew you then, He knows you now.
#6. Ephesians 1:11
Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Ephesians is rich is teaching you of your origins and who you are in Christ. Read through this short book to discover how God sees you and how you should see yourself in light of His Word and not the whisper of lies you have been fed.
You can read about who you are, and Discover Your Identity in Christ here.
#5. 1 Thessalonians 5:9
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Just like Romans 8:28, above, God desires that you make the decision to believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, so you can receive the gift of salvation from Him. This is God’s desire for every living being but sadly, there are many who will not make that decision.
#4. Romans 8:30
Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Yes, God desires that all come to the knowledge of belief in Jesus Christ to receive salvation, He also predestined those whom He called. You will learn more about “calling” and “salvation” in the Living Out Your Destiny Bible Study Guide, free, by signing up for it!
#3. Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
This is a well-known and often quoted verse, comforting believers that God has good plans for them. It is true, He does. As a reminder though, this verse is specific to the Hebrew children who were in exile. God was looking through time as He told them to take heart, He had a plan for them.
I say to you, Take heart, God has a plan for you!
#2. Psalm 139:13-16
Psalm 139:13-16 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hidden from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Do you know this verse by King David? He tells God that God knew him in his mother’s womb before he was fully formed and that everything about him was written before they even existed. How awesome is God to do that? To know you before your mother and father conceived you? You were planned by God before your parents planned you!
#1. John 3:16-17
John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
This is probably one of the most well-known Bible verses in the world, John 3:16. When you wrap these two Bible verses with the many other verses of God choosing you before the foundation of the world, or, calling you to salvation, you will see that destiny is weaved through it.
Living Out Your Destiny
God has a plan for you. He mapped out your life long time ago. His written Word is one way that He communicates with you. Another way is through His Holy Spirit as He quickens your inner spirit. And yet, another way, is through confirmation given in words of knowledge through others to you.
Your best helper is Holy Spirit. He will tell you what Father tells Him, John 16:13. You are not alone in this life. You have the Triune God living within you, teaching you, guiding you, counselling you and comforting you. Your future is in God’s hands. Will you let Him lead you through the best of what He has for you?
These ten Bible verses about destiny are only the beginning of understanding Who holds your future. You can learn more by signing up to receive this free self-paced Bible study guide. Once you sign up and confirm your subscription, you will receive the free PDF file for this amazing Bible Study! And, you will also be connected with me to receive the 215 Ministry Updates, a bi-weekly email direct to your Inbox.
Wrapping it Up the Top Ten Bible Verses on Destiny
Well, that’s it for the top ten Bible verses about destiny, specifically, your destiny. These are a great start for you to discover just how much God is involved in your life. There are many more for you to read throughout the Bible.
Remember this, that you are unique and special to God. He loves you immensely. So much so, that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for your sins.
If you haven’t already decided to believe in Jesus, you may want to do that now. This post will help you learn about your eternal destination. And to help you learn what to do next after making your decision, this post on Six Small but Important Steps for the New Believer will help you.
I trust these ten Bible verses about destiny have been helpful. Did one verse stand out to you, to help you see that God is involved in every aspect of your life? I’d love to hear from you.
Cindy Barnes has been called by God in the early 80s to be a teacher of His Word. She is a serious student of the Word, focusing on the Inductive Bible Study Method since 2007. Her passion is to teach women how to study the Bible using this method. In addition, she desires for women to develop an intense yearning to draw closer to God through reading and writing out the Bible.
Cindy teaches hundreds of women in her private online Bible Study Group who express their joy of growing deeper in their spiritual walk.
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