We have, in the last five days, discussed eight things the prodigal son did that delayed his destiny. Anyone who employed those things discussed might definitely walk in the path of delayed destiny. Today’s devotional will start dealing with steps the prodigal son adopted which saw him returned to his father and had his destiny renewed. Our LORD Jesus Christ ended His parable with the returning home of the prodigal son, depicting idea or repentance and the love of God for accepting any sinner back to His Kingdom no matter the weight of the sins committed. The prodigal son did not give up on himself and die in the strange land. He thoughtfully retracted his ways back home. The lessons in this sector of the devotional will help readers renew their personal destiny as well as career which seemed damaged.
He realized himself:
The prodigal son was able to think differently above the extreme hardship and the hopeless situation before him. The Bible said “But he came to himself….” This means he realize himself by reflecting back to his home. The Bible said: “When he finally came to his senses he said to himself…” (Luke 15: 17). He came to self-realization of who he is down to his father’s house. Realization is grabbing the concept of how things really are. Failure to have personal realization of who one is, the skill one acquired, what one is capable of doing etc. has caused many perishing at all angles. The prodigal son positively thought and realized who he is exactly. When applying self-realization over issues, we must be very positive in the thinking. The prodigal son by self-realization saw clearly that at home the hired servants of his father have enough food to spare. Why then will he be in strange land dying of hunger (Luke 15: 17).
He arrived at definite resolution:
What the prodigal son did here was to taking final decision and stood by it. Is not every person that can resolve in the heart about a definite thing to do while going through horrible crisis. Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary says resolution is “act of analyzing a complex notion into a simpler one.” The young man analyzed his complex problem but turned it into a simpler one. He was aware how he grieved the father, shunned his plea to stay but he refused. He knew the elder brother may object to his being back to the house. Yet, he said “I will arise and go to my father…” (Luke 15: 18a). Today, we may not be aware how grievous is your offense against your wife, husband or parents; take definite resolution to go back home. Everyone has had shameful or dirty experiences. You are not the only one. So, stop dwelling on your past life. Take decision to arise and go back to what you are running away from doing and start again!!
Pray and ask God to drop into your mind exactly who you are on the inside and energize your resolute mind to forget the past and revisit your destiny platform to do something better in Jesus name.