Divine Definitions: (1) God is the ultimate and inevitable goal of all creation; the final accomplishment; (2) The promise of prevailing in one’s search for God; the definitive attainment; (3) The end result of giving in to God’s irresistible influence; triumphant and victorious; (4) Our refuge and our strength

Comment: If we had no free will, our future would be predetermined. But since He, in His infinite wisdom, did give us the gift of free will, we can choose our destination and how to get there. If we choose to align our will with the will of The Father, He has assured us we will fulfill our heart’s desire. God gives us whatever help we need but we choose our own fate.

Human Definitions: (1) developing according to a plan <destined to become>; (2) certain to meet <a particular fate>; (3) focused on a goal

Derivation: Latin, “to stand”

• It can only be true love when you enable your other half to be better, to be the person they’re destined to be. — Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng (1962-) Malaysian actress
• Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realize the great life. — Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (1931–2015) Indian aerospace scientist and statesman; 11th President of India

Reflection: If your goal is pure and heavenly enough it will be preordained.

Human Definitions: (1) having a meaningful goal or an important aim; (2) determined; resolute

• Life itself must be founded upon the infinite possibility for choice and accident; and if we cannot prove that it is, we must believe that it is. We must believe that we can change; that we can control; that we can direct our own destinies. — Anne Rice (1941-) The Witching Hour
• Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) Letter from Birmingham City Jail
• I know that most … can seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as obliges them to admit the falsity of the conclusions they have formed … of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives. — Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian Writer
     Note: In your struggle to help others “see the light,” it is important to understand the hold the past has on all of us; what we have experienced and fought for is often fused with destiny. Be sensitive to the truth contained in different beliefs.

Comment: Don’t miss out on your life. Destiny is always greater than you are at the present time. If you live up to it in your own mind, you will feel complete and satisfied, but only temporarily. There is always more.

Observation: No matter how good a person’s intentions are, things can go wrong. No matter how bad a person’s intentions are, things can go right. But if your intentions are pure, the outcome will more often than not be better than if your intentions are poor.

• Whatever you do, do it on purpose.
• Don’t hurt anybody or anything on purpose.