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LESSON 12 – ENEMIES OF DESTINY

MEMORY VERSE: “He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart, who hath not lifted

up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully”. Psalm 24:4

LESSON TEXT: 2Timothy 3:1-7

INTRODUCTION:

We were able to discover in our last lesson that destiny could be general or specific. It is the

thought and plan of God for us that we must discover and fulfill. Today, we shall

examine some destiny destroyers with a view to avoid them in our lives.

LESSON OUTLINES

1. SOME ENEMIES OF DESTINIES

2. MORE ENEMIES TO DEFEAT

SOME ENEMIES OF DESTINIES

Sin is the number one enemy of destiny (Romans 6:23). A man who is living in sin

cannot fulfill his destiny or attain eternal destination which God has promised

(Proverbs 14:34). Unconfessed sins provoke God to anger (Psalm 7:11; Judges

16:6-18).

Others include: (i) Prayerlessness. Many Christians do not pray enough. They

despise vigils and prayer meetings but Jesus enjoins us to pray like He did to avoid

becoming a prey to the enemy (Luke 18:1; Matthew 26:38-42). (ii) Pride. Pride is

excessive self-esteem and it is dangerous because God resists the proud (Psalm

138:6. James 4:6; Daniel 4:28-33). (iii) Pursuit of vanity. Solomon pursued so

much of vanity until he became a complete backslider. The privileges of wealth

and lack of self-control ruined his destiny (Eccles 2:10-11; 1Kings 11:1-10).

(iv) Ignorance. Lack of divine knowledge is a destiny destroyer (Hosea 4:6;

proverbs 29:18). We cannot know the mind of God without the Holy Spirit (1

Corinthians 2:10; Romans 8:26-27).

MORE ENEMIES TO DEFEAT

1. Lack of faith and doubt. Lack of faith and/or doubt is also a destiny destroyer,

Hebrews 4:2; 1 Timothy 1:19. Unbelief ends in failure and destruction (James

1:6-8; Numbers 14:22-24; Matthew 17:19-20).

2. Laziness. Being lazy, idle or averse to labour is a destroyer of destiny, John

5:17, 9:4. Jesus even defied hunger tom fulfill His assignment, John 4:31-34.

Proverbs 18:9, 16; 22:29.

3. Demonic attacks. Demonic operations may affect the fulfillment of destiny –

Ephesians 6:12; Daniel 10:12-13.

Their activities put people into bondage and captivity. (John 10:10; Exodus

15:9)

CONCLUSION

Divine destiny has a lot of enemies working against their fulfillment. Every child of

God must faith the good fight of faith against these identified enemies daily (1

Timothy 6:12).

QUESTIONS:

1. WHAT ARE 6 ENEMIES to your destiny?

2. WHAT IS THE END OF PRIDE?

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