Friends, You are welcome on board once again. I celebrate your consistency and doggedness to learn. You are worthy of honor. God bless you.
We are still on a wonderful journey, a life-changing series, and I believe that in the last two episodes you have learnt a lot.
So far, we have been able to establish some basic truths about the things pertaining to destiny, and what a place in destiny means.
In the previous episode
With the help of the spirit, I was able to make you understand that the spheres of influence – the seven mountains of influence are “the places” that God divinely allocated to men in the archives of destiny. I emphasized that each man has a place in the sphere of influences that he has to take and function in if he is truly going to be relevant in his journey in life.
I ended that episode by saying that there is also another category every man falls into, in the definition of “places” in destiny. That is, apart from the seven mountains or seven spheres of influence, there is also another category we can bring every man under, to illustrate their places in destiny.
Destiny is a function of precision
Before I dabble into that, I will like to say this, destiny is a function of precision. This is one thing we don’t pay attention to. Destiny is not what a man can coin for himself – it was carved by God before any man surfaced in time.
Just like the illustration I have been using from the beginning of this series, the game of football, before any player will find himself on the field of play, the coach and all the surrounding club leaders would have decided the allocations for each player. No player decides where he wants to be when he gets to the field. It would have been well designed by the coach before he even steps his foot on the field.
This same thing applies to every single man on the face of the earth. We don’t decide our destiny. We were not given the opportunity to choose where we will belong. God, in his love and immeasurable wisdom designed the mappings, and knows where everyone will function when they come to life. Hence, the matter of destiny is not what a man can decide, but what God has divinely designed.
It is worthy of note that, anywhere you find yourself, rest assured that that is the best place you can fit in. God is a God of unfathomable wisdom. His wisdom is far beyond the human capacity. He knows the end even from the beginning. He knows where you can perfectly fit and function. This is because He made you, and all the infrastructures that He used in your making, as well as the structures He fashioned into you, all have a specific place they can be used.
Take for example, a man that was made and equipped to be an engineer. He can only function in the engineering world. Why? It is because all the infrastructures used in his making and all the wisdom and knowledge fashioned into him during his making are only meant to be useful in the engineering field, not in any other field. Hence, every man’s destiny is tied to the significance of his make up. Where you fit in destiny is as a result of what God fashioned into you. It is as a result of all the things He put in you. This is why it is unwise for a man to decide to stay where he is not called or placed. Such a man will not be able to function there because he wasn’t made for that place.
I said all these so that you can understand that any category or sphere of influence you find yourself is for good and not otherwise. God knows you completely. He knows where you can fit perfectly because He made you and knows your general make up. Therefore, whether the place you are given in destiny seems palatable or not, that is the best place for you. This then makes me go further to discuss the other category or classification of spheres that men can find themselves in destiny.
Let’s go back to our illustration – The game of football.
In the game of football, apart from the different wings or places given to each player to function, (which I said brings victory to the whole team when everyone stays in his place), there is also the system of a category that is observed on the field of play. That is, the system of formation. It is divided into three major parts. They are:
- Forwards (or the strikers)
These are the main categories that players are sorted into in the game of football. I am not a “guru” in the football game, but I know these are the very basics. I will be using this category to bring you the understanding of “places” in destiny for every man in life. Like I said earlier, life is like a football field where everyone as a player is sent to play against an opponent, and the unity and togetherness of the whole team is what brings victory to us all. This is why anytime you try to be alone as a man, you fail. We are wired to need each other.
Everyone must contribute his/her quota if we must all survive and win. We see that in the game of football, we have some sets of people called the forwards (or strikers), we have the midfielders, and then the defenders. Of course, we have one goalkeeper. Now, let’s look at the functions of these three categories before we relate it to our discussion.
• The Forwards/Strikers
They are simply the players who are positioned nearest to the opposing team’s goal. The primary responsibility of forwards is to score goals and to create scoring chances for other players. We see that these sets of persons on the field of play are meant to score the goals and bring victory to the whole team.
Hence, I call them, the front-runners (because they are always at the front) or the scorers (because their major responsibility is to score the goals for the team). Now, these sets of persons are the ones that are well seen and recognized. When a team wins with probably 5 goals to none, only the names of these scorers are displayed. In fact, most times, at the end of every tournament, they get more accolades and goal records than the two other categories even though the front-runners/scorers/forwards were only able to achieve those goals because the other categories – the defenders and the midfielders were able to perform their functions well. But when accolades will be given at the end of each match, it only goes to the front-runners or the forwards.
How does that apply to us?
Listen, in life, some people are destined to be the front-runners. This is a very powerful truth. You might not believe it, but it’s true. In a sphere of influence, some men have been allocated by divinity to be the front-runners of that sphere. Check every sphere of influence, be it politics, media, business, arts, and so on, do you think every man in those realms are known? No sir! If every man in politics or media are known and recognized, then nobody will be at the backstage.
You must understand this powerful mystery. Every man can not be a front-runner. This is the reason why you see some men rise in a particular sphere of influence with all their strength because they feel they must be known too, and in the end, they come down rapidly. It’s not because they don’t have substance or they are not in their place, no, it is simply because according to the divine wisdom of God designed for their lives, they are not meant to be front-runners.
Smiles, I know you might be feeling somehow but I can prove it to you. Check all through scriptures, not all patriarchs are recognized and are known as front-runners. Not all prophets in the scriptures were front-runners. Some were not known. Some were not even heard but they were prophets that stood in their places.
Check the disciples of Jesus, although they were disciples, yet, some were not even known, and some were not heard. Only about three of them were front-runners. Despite this, they prevailed and reigned in their places. Bringing it to religion, why do you think we don’t hear the voice of every man of God? Why do you think some are not known or seen at all? Is it that they are not anointed or they are not relevant? Definitely not! They are simply not the front-runners.
You know, sometimes when we don’t embrace reality, in the end, we fail woefully and regret it. Sincerely, if you understand this, you will never strive with any man. This is the reason why you will get to a place, and amidst about 20 persons working, only about 5 persons are very known and seen, and it seems as if others are not even working, when they actually are. It’s just that for every sphere and place, some men must be the front-runners. They must be the forwards. They are the ones to be seen on the stage. They are fashioned for that place. They were built for it. Everyone cannot be the forwards on the field of play. If everyone is, then the whole team will be messed up when there is no one to stay at the back and prevent attacks.
Front-runners are needed and must be on the scene, but everyone will not be front-runners. It is a powerful mystery. This is the first category.
• The Midfielders
“The midfield is the engine room of any football team, and midfielders are usually the fittest players on the pitch. They require brilliant all-round ability to play their role successfully and help the team achieve their goals”.The Footy Tipsters
These ones, I call them the “intermediaries”. They might be seen, known, or not, but in the organogram, they are the engine room of the front-runners. They are like the “mitochondria” in the body cells that produces the power and energy needed for cells to function. The nucleus of the cells can brag to be the front-runners because it regulates every cellular activity but the mitochondria is the powerhouse. Without the role of the mitochondria, the nucleus itself might lose its function.
In every sphere of influence, some men are designed to be the intermediaries. They are only meant to help make the front-runners known. They are channels through which the front-runners produce results. They function mostly at the backstage. Just like we have workers working for a man in a company or organization, but he takes the glory when he gets out there. Not every man will be front-runners, there has to be intermediaries.
There have to be men that will make things happen for other men. There have to be men that will build things up for other men to use. These men are not usually seen. The nature of their place is not the one that mandates showing forth. They can be seen or not. It’s dependent on where they find themselves. Just like a man(front-runner) can decide to give the accolades to his workers and reveal that they are the team that makes up his success, while another man (front-runner) may not allow the workers enjoy the accolades. Their place is not mandated to be recognized – they are simply intermediaries.
• The Defenders
A defender is simply an outfield player whose primary roles are to stop attacks during the fame, and prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. They are players that simply deny penetration of the opponent with their lives. These ones are never recognized. They are not meant to be known, but their place can never be out ruled. They are so important that without them on the field of play, the whole team will suffer so many attacks, and will never be able to prevent them. They might not be given accolades at the end of each match, but their functionality prevents the whole team from losing.
The front-runners might help the team to score goals, and the intermediaries might assist the team to score goals, but the defenders are the ones that prevent the team from losing. No matter the goals the front-runners are able to achieve, if the defenders fail to prevent every attack that come from the opponent, then it will be impossible for the front-runners’ goals to amount to anything at the end of the match.
Have you not seen a situation where the front-runners were able to push 5 goals into the opponent goalpost in the first half and in the second half, the defenders got tired, and they weren’t able to prevent every attack that comes from the opponent, and in the end, they equalize with them with 5 goals? Will the 5 goals of the front-runners count anymore at the end of the match? No! Therefore, the defenders might not be known and recognized, yet, they hold a very powerful place in the field of play.
Likewise, in every sphere of influence, some people are not fashioned to be known. Despite all their efforts, they are not meant to be at the front, they are only meant to guard the territory and prevent it from being invaded. These are men we call intercessors and watchers. Every sphere has men ordained to intercede for and watch it, and make sure it is not invaded by oppositions. They might not be known, but I tell you, the sphere will only be able to stand because these men are on their watches. If they decide not to function, the whole sphere will suffer decadence. This is why you see a very big company having good management and directors, but if there are no security personnel to put things in check, monitor movements and activities, and prevent attacks, such a company will go down in no time.
These are the three powerful categories that every man will find himself in every sphere of influence in life. Every sphere has men of these three categories. The education, media, arts, business, religion, family life, and politics. They have the front-runners, the intermediaries, and the defenders. Each realm or sphere must have as much front-runners as intermediaries, as well as defenders. The lack of front-runners or effective front-runners makes the sphere suffer “wins”. Likewise the lack of intermediaries or effective intermediaries makes the sphere suffer “help”, while the lack of defenders or effective defenders (intercessors and watchers) makes the sphere suffer a great loss.
Men must understand this system of categories, know where they fall into, and deliberately stay there. This is how our world can stand firm and embark on the journey of successful existence.
I am not saying God created some people to be small in life and some to be great. No. I’m saying, God, ordained some persons to be seen and recognized in every sphere, while some are meant to be at the backstage conjoining results together, and some are meant to watch the back of others. It doesn’t mean they will not be big or successful. They will, it’s just that the front stage will not be for them. Find your place and be true to it. Your alignment to your assignment is what brings victory to us all.
Now that we have established all the powerful facts we need to know about destiny and the diversities in “our place” in life, by the next episode, the drilling begins! The discovery methodologies will begin.
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