In Destiny, T.D. Jakes explores the second important area in discovering your purpose and why you are wired the way you are. This book continues along the lines of Instinct and digs deeper into how to unleash and live in your God given destiny. Bishop Jakes begins the book by sharing how critical it is for us not to hate and despite the small steps needed to take in order to complete our destiny. When we have the proper order, we realize that setbacks doesn’t have to stop us for pursuing our destiny. He shared a great example about how God’s blessings at the right time truly is a blessing. If we were to give our small child keys to their brand new car and they haven’t have any driving experiences and training, it would in fact harm our child and others. But if we follow the correct order and are in line with God’s timing, great things can happen.
One of my favorite chapters was entitled, “Destiny Is Spelled P-R-I-O-R-I-T-I-Z-E” because this one discussed how crucial it is to prioritize your relationships, finances, what’s important for you, and much more. I loved how this chapter discussed the three different types of relationships people have, “confidants, constituents, and comrades”. This helped me realize where I need to invest my time the most. Finding great confidants who stay with you through the good and bad times are truly an incredible blessing. I also liked how this chapter talked about the power of having a great mind and not letting other’s people’s opinions dictate how we live our lives in pursue of our destiny. Bishop Jakes encouraged readers to not dwell on why people were rude to us or why they lied to us. We need to focus our attention and energy and time on things that truly matter.
One of my favorite things, Bishop Jakes revealed was how to deal with jealousy and struggling with envy. He shared a wonderful example of someone running their race and someone else comparing themselves to the other person. If we would build ourselves up and quit being jealous of other people our lives would greatly be changed. He recommended that we need to be inspired and have the attitude that if they were able to achieve their destiny, we can also accomplish ours. I have deeply struggled with being jealous of other people and how fit they are and toned, the amazing job, the beautiful wife, and kids. This book reminded me that I need to focus on running my own race and not to be overly concern about what everyone else is doing.
I would recommend this life changing book to anyone who is ready to discover how to step into their God given destiny. Bishop Jakes did an excellent job writing about how important steps are in order to fulfill your destiny and to not hate the process of reaching your destiny. I realized that everything I have been through is not wasted and God will use everything for His glory. This book assisted me in trying to figure out my purpose and how to live in my destiny. I also really enjoyed learning about the actor, film, and TV producer, Tyler Perry and his personal story and how he lived in his true calling and overcame the odds. I’m extremely glad, Bishop Jake included it in this book to inspire others to keep fight towards your destiny. This book will great benefit people who are ready and willing to discover their purpose and destiny.
“I received this book free from Hachette Book Group/Faith Works.”