Engaging Your Destiny @ The God-Level

Your Destiny Is Either Set Or It's A Set-up: Is It Determined Or Dynamic?


The IDY Proposition:

How To Engage Your Destiny @ The God-Level?


There is a subtle but significant distinction between believing you “Have a destiny” and believing “In destiny.” 

Believing “In destiny” simply requires you to be alive and to exercise the ability to look back at events and say, “things happen for a reason.” That is a static and mostly fatalistic way to engage your destiny. Things happen; there is a reason; Yours is not to reason why. 

That is how to embrace destiny on fixed-level. Stuff happens, you do you best to fix them.


Believing you “Have a destiny” will require some serious value-add from you. One element of this value-add proposition is to believe that you have a particular part to play in life. A part you were made to play and a part only you can play.

Pursuing your part requires engagement @ the God-Level. You, God and a few people.


How And Where To Get Started


How To Start: Two requirements. 

  1. Don’t change anything you’re doing or pursuing. Come as you are, be who you are.
  2. Be open to love and to loving openness. Since the endgame is love, start with that end in mind. AKA “The Beginners Mind” 
Where To Start: Take in the 3 Modules


  1. Out Of The Big Blue: “You are God’s workmanship, not just a piece of work!”
  2. Embrace The Iceberg: “You are wonderfully and fearfully made.” Go forward in wonder, & have no fear.
  3. White Knuckles On The Bar: Your Rewardability In Eternity. “You will stand at the bar, the judgement seat of Christ. Will your life be rewardable?

There you have it, the start point of your IDY quest. Pick and Click a module.




Module # 2: Embrace The Iceberg.

Iceburging Your Way Through Life


Hey, roll with me on this analogy. You are an iceberg that calved-off from your glacier of origin and your are now a free floating, fully functional chunk of frozen fresh-water drifting in the vast earth-ocean. 

A small part of you is visible above the ocean surface, the most important part of you is hidden beneath the waves. Your unseen portion provides the buoyancy, the mobility and holds the intricacies of who you are. 

Yes, you’re a huge chunk of ice like every other berg, but no other berg can occupy your space, take your course or melt like you can. Once again, you had nothing to do with any of it.  


Merging The Analogies 


So far we’ve narrowed everything God is doing with everyone (Big-Blue) down to something you are here to do, with God. (The U-Print)

And we’ve turned you into a current-cruising chunk of ice adrift in the ocean of life, independent but still dependent on your surroundings and situation. 


The Summation:

You are alive, you are a complete person in a specific situation who is here to do something God created you to do.   


Welcome To The IDY Margin Tool.


The Sum Total Of Your Berg


The Berg is the personification of your U-Print. You are exactly who Christ created you to be. Nothing was left out, nothing new is needed. Some try to be bigger and better bergs, but it doesn’t work. Truth is, as you float through life you get smaller and more concentrated. Simpler, purer and less self-absorbed.


The Three Marginal Measurements


You have energy, you have recourses and you have inspiration. For instance when you are inspired to create or improve something you will need to access energy and allocate recourses. 

They all play well together until your inspiration runs wild and you draw down your energy and start to burn through recourses like diesel through a train. 

Inspiration and imagination and idea are wonderful gifts, but they require significant expenditures of emotional-energy and mental-recourses to manifest into something real and relatable. 


For example as I’m writing this I can feel the drain. I need to wrap this up soon or I’ll exceed my margin. I’ll have trouble shutting down for the night, I will most likely not properly replenish my “IRE” and that will ripple into tomorrow.   


The IDY-Margin

An example. "I want to teach finance to young people."

  1. Do this ignite inspiration?
  2. Is the best and highest use of your resources?
  3. Does this sustain or drain your energy?
  • YES. I have more ideas than I can even write down.  
  • YES. Because, what I’m currently doing is not.
  • YES I wake up thinking about what’s possible.

The IDY-Margin response:

  • Show some things that you can add or upgrade.
  • How will you measure the return on your investment? 
  • What % of your daily energy will this require?

When you burn the candle at both ends, all you get is dripping wax.


Respect your margins and you will be limitless within your limits


Module # 3: Your Rewardability In Eternity.

White Knuckles
On The Bar

The Question Is: How Will You Be Rewarded?


When you look back from eternity, after this life is over; what will continue on with you? 


  1. Everything Christ promised you and provided on the cross.
  2. Your soul, your essential-self will continue. 
  3. The love you share with God, people will continue.
  4. Your experiences, knowledge and relationships will continue.
  5. Your crown/status as a joint-heir of Christ.
  6. Your Kingdom collaboration will continue and expand. 


 The first 5 apply to every redeemed Christ follower: Heaven, your place in the worshipping throng and the continued comfort and loving presence of God, are all guaranteed. That is your continuing and eternal reward. No frills, no fanfare, no fear.



Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done On Earth As In Heaven… Matt 6:10



The 6th point applies to all Kingdom collaborators. Your Rewardability and continued eternal engagement will be based on your current collaboration with Christ. If you are doing the will of the Father here, you will have the glorious privilege of doing the Father’s will there, forever. 


So What Is God’s Will? More to come on that.


A True Story...

Rick Howard, my professor told this story.

He was in his office one afternoon when the wall in front of him opened up into a vast field. The field held row after row of people standing with their backs toward him.

At the feet of each person were different size piles of sticks, twigs and gems. Some people had piles of a few sticks and twigs with a visible jewel or two, others had bigger mounds of gems and sticks. Some were dwarfed by their stacks of gems and jewels.

He looked down the row to his right and saw Christ walking with a torch in his hand. The Lord stopped a few people down from Rick and lowered the flame onto that persons pile. After the flash, only charcoal and ash remained. That person looked away from the gaze of Christ.

The Lord stepped to the guy next to Rick and torched his stack. There were a few sparks and some smoke, and when the torch was raised the jewels and gems began to glisten and glow from the touch of the torch. That guy wept with joy! 

Then Christ stepped in front of Rick and with the torch between them said, 

“Tell my people about the judgement.” Then it was over.

To Not Pursue A Reward Is Highly Rewardable


  • When you’ve done what is required, for the Master, knowing you are unworthy. Luke 17: 5-10
  • Rewards can be lost and retained. “A cup of cold water.” Matt 10:42
  • Rewards can vary according to the reception given a person. “A prophets reward.” Matt 10:42.








Your Rewardability Is Put In Play Through Genuine Joyful Humility



  • Doing things for God does not obligate God to do things for you. 
  • Giving to God does not require reciprocation from God. 
  • Living faithfully for God doesn’t insure a rewardable response from God. 
  • Praying in public is all the reward your prayer will receive. Matt 6:2
  • A good and faithful servant who’s done well is rewarded with more to do, and as an immense Joy-bonus; that servant pleases the Master. Matt 25:23 







As you consider what is Eternal and Rewardable, Keep this is mind: Your INDIVIDULARITY is between you, God and the people you love. 


  • You will be rewarded for the good things you’ve done. 
  • Christ created the good things you are here to do.
  • You must evaluate what you do and pursue through Christ.   

How To Prepare Here For What Will Happen There


As you consider what is Eternal and Rewardable, Keep this is mind: Your INDIVIDULARITY is between you, God and the people you love. 

  • You will be rewarded for the good things you’ve done. 
  • Christ created the good things you are here to do.
  • You must evaluate what you do and pursue through Christ.   

Rewardability: The 3 Considerations.


  1. Does It Matter? Personally. 
  2. How’s It Working? Measurably. 
  3. Will It Last? Eternally.



Think of it in these terms: There are 1, Builders; 2, Buyers & 3, Browsers. You can be 1, 2, or 3 or any combination of the 3, but it’s the Builders who collaborate with Christ in his Kingdom. The experience the pleasure, joy and be rewarded for their life-work. (Faith + Works = Rewardability) 


Builders: Eph 2:20 Matt 16:18  Those who add, increase, build additions to the Perennate  Kingdom. On the foundation of Prophets and Apostles, On this Rock I will build. Laboring with Christ to build his church. Wise Master-builder. IDY specific stuff. Work designed for your from the foundation that you add to the expanding building of the body or Christ.


What they build is “Hell-Proof,” “Gate-breaking” ground breaking against evil, Freeing people from Satan’s strongholds. Good things done in the spiritual and social realms. 



Buyers: “And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.”  Those who invest and monetize their time – talent – money. Serve the “church.” People who spend their time, talent & money, check writers. Donations, tithes, endowments. Large gifts. 

Efforts that are weekend-work, fellowship groups, bible studies, men’s groups, work projects. Conscripts, those compelled and manipulated by leadership, family, govt, Christ is preached: Phil 1:18  Wage-earners, day-laborers, works done for God but not with Christ, participation in the non-permanent. 

Not sure if their investment will continue transfer and grow, or if it will fade, burn or have a diminishing return. Non DO – BE – LO.  To Circumcise or not to Circ? Gal 5:6 


Workman worthy of his hire; Ox treading out the grain: 1 Tim 5:18

Cause-chasers. The Politically passionate, cash-to-candidates. Environmental active and persuaded.  



Browsers: Those who watch, click and zoom-in, sit in the stands, buy tickets, spectate, selectively participate, conversant but not completely committed. Attend faithfully. Faith without works, “show me your faith, I’ll show you my works.” 

Content consumers. Led by “influencers.” News watchers. The aligned and uncounted. The Nielsen rated folk.




At The Judgement Bar Of Christ: Will you be a defendant or a recipient?



One of the great turning points in my life was the moment I understood that I will not be treated as a defendant when I stand before Christ. The Judgement seat will not be about my salvation or sin; it will be about the life I lived as a believer and as a human.

That means I will be a recipient of the Reward Christ has for me.



In 2 Cor 5:10 The scripture says we will give and account for what we’ve done, good or evil. Worthless is a better translation than the word “evil.” Worthless is what Rick saw burning away when the torch of Christ touched the pile of life-works in the opening “True story.” 


The 3 Eternal Turning Points


  1. We are all saved by grace through faith in Christ.
  2. You were created to do something God prepared for you.
  3. You will be rewarded for what you’ve done in life.


The big 3-pointer: How God is keeping score in your life. 


First: You’re saved by grace through faith in Christ. Your part is faith, God’s part is the grace of Christ. That score is settled, not negotiable or retractable.  

Second: You were created to do something good, only you can do. What you were created to do is prepared and ready for you. That’s what you can seek, find and do with your life. 

Third: Your Rewardability in eternity will be determined by the only thing that will not burn; what you’ve for the people you love


Rewardability Scriptures:   And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Heb 11:6   Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. Rev 22:12   To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Rev 3:21   Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 2 John 1:8   Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:10-11   I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Tim 4:7-8   Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Col 3:23-24   God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” Rom 2:6   Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal 6:9   His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matt 25:21   Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12   But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matt 6:3   But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matt 6:5   that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matt 6:18   I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:14                        
  1. Does It Matter? Personally. 
  2. How’s It Working? Measurably.
  3. Will It Last? Eternally.