When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.”
Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” – Luke 5:8, 10 NLT
Knowing the kind of life he had lived, Simon believed that he had no place in Jesus’ world. But Jesus was looking for someone just like Simon. Jesus did not see Simon through his deeds, but through his destiny.
Too often we limit ourselves because we look at ourselves through our deeds. But God has a call on you—He has a destiny for you. The difference between the one who grows, changes, and experiences victory and the one who is perpetually trapped in defeat is simply this: one sees himself/herself through destiny, and the other through deeds.
Perhaps you do not know what the destiny to which Jesus is calling. That’s okay. But you can know this: You have a God-ordained destiny. The key is not knowing exactly how that destiny will play out, but in living as if you have one.