The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)
My Beloved Sister
Just a few short years ago, I lost my sister to a vicious disease. She was only forty-seven years of age. When she was first diagnosed with this arthritic condition that caused her to be legally disabled, I thought to myself, this is no way for anyone to live life, especially my sister. The disease weakened her muscles so that even her voice box could not function and she could not articulate words properly. One evening, I sat holding her hand as she struggled to communicate how she was tired of living with such poor quality of life. Then tears began trickled down from her eyes, at that very moment my heart was filled with sorrow for her and I began to weep with her. Just a few hours later she was gone to be with the Lord.
The Greater Grief
After I had gone through the roller coaster of emotions of losing my beloved sister, I began to think about my sister’s life—her accomplishments, her failures, the ups and downs throughout our relationship, and especially the quality of her life over the past twelve years. Knowing that she was created with a specific purpose, I could not help but wonder if her assignment had been completed. Did she finish her course? Was her life fulfilling as God intended?
After much recollecting, I concluded that there was no way my sister’s life was what it was intended to be. Suddenly, a different degree of sorrow and tragedy emerged—my sister had lived an unfulfilled life. She had not come close to living the abundant life Jesus spoke of in John 10:10.
This became the overwhelming tragedy in my observation of her situation. It was at that moment that it dawned on me that the greatest tragedy in life is not death by disease at a young age, but living life without a sense of purpose and the fulfillment of that purpose. As a matter of fact, I believe that was included in the circumstances that caused the disease in the first place.
As I began to see her death from God’s perspective, my heart broke and I began to weep all the more.
Then I began to ask these questions about my own life:
Am I living the abundant life that I am intended to live?
Am I maximizing the gifts and talents that I have been given?
Is my life being lived out according to the plan I agreed to in eternity past?
Am I empowering and leading others into the life that they are gifted, called, and equipped to live?
All of a sudden an overwhelming burden formed within me. I sensed an urgency to avoid the tragedy of dying without fulfilling the purpose for which I was created. This burden was not just for myself, it was for my biological children, my current ministry sons, and daughters, and those who need to receive the revelation of what I have learned.
I ask you to ask yourself these very same questions and answer them honestly. If you answer no to either of the questions, then take the actions necessary until you can say yes to every question.
It is not the will of God for anyone of us to die
without having lived the abundant life He destined for us to live.
With this new burden formed within me, I knew I must get to work and do what this burden was driving me to get accomplished. I began to see with greater clarity that I was to use the knowledge that God has given me to empower and inspire others to come into their Destinylife. I sensed a shift coming in my life as I perceived a greater clarity of purpose, direction, and destiny. The outcome of that burden is this book, “Mission Possible”. I pray you will embrace the revelation, join the Destinylife Mission movement to live life to the fullest, and live your Destinylife!
Awareness and Activation
The past month and a half my church family and I have been in a time of intense prayer and fasting and in great anticipation of the Pentecostal celebration that is to take place fifty days after the Passover Celebration. During this season of prayer and fasting, the Lord gave more clarity to the details of the ministry He has called me to establish in the earth. Two words echoed in my hearing, “AWARENESS and ACTIVATION”.
Central to my ministry function is to bring awareness to people of their giftedness and calling. It is also to instruct them in how to activate and appropriate their power (giftedness) into their daily lives. In doing so, this will allow for them to generate the income necessary to live life abundantly and supply the financial needs to their Destiny life mission. It will also enable them to have an impact on the lives of those to whom they are connected to and have an influence on the culture of their community.
Mission Possible is a declaration of a truth that we all need to hear. That truth is, all things can be done if there is a belief system strong enough to withstand the entropy of this age. Your mission is very much possible, BELIEVE IT! DO I!
Over the next few article’s we will be revealing the true end for why Jesus came to the earth. I guarantee you it will surprise you. The essence to why Jesus came is not what we hear preached from our pulpits, it was not to die on the cross and it was not to go back to heaven. The end for which Jesus is also the Key to you fulfilling your mission in the earth as it was with Jesus. The process of the redemptive plan of God must be seen from beginning to end to fully know why Jesus came. Knowing why Jesus came and went through all that He did is the necessary fuel to your faith which will enable you to finish your mission and hear those famous words of affirmation- well done my faithful love child. So stay engaged and get your Destiny Life mission mentality ready because by the time we are finished revealing this revelation you will be empowered to do the possible.
Demeris Johnson has trained and impacted the lives of thousands of athletes as well as business professionals. He has aided in the lives of countless troubled teens, turning their lives around to pursue their destiny.