Believers are called the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21) and as the righteous we are blessed with God’s favor (Psalm 5:12). To be favored means to be the object of kind regard, good will, or the recipient of benevolent acts of kindness.


Favor from God is always given in the pursuit of His purpose for our lives. Noah (Genesis 6:8), Joseph (Genesis 39:4, 21), and the children of Israel (Exodus 12:35, 36) were given favor to advance the purpose of God in the Earth. The path of purpose (to our promised land of destiny) is the path to finding God’s favor in manifestation in our lives. God prepares each of us for His purpose (Ephesians 2:10) and designs or puts into us the necessary equipment to fulfill it. Here are some clues to His destiny designed into you:


DESIRE – Psalm 37:4; Philippians 2:13; Hebrews 13:20,21 ((Desire can reveal God’s design and something He is working in you).

PASSION – John 2:17 interest, intensity, motivation; (Passion is a sign God’s placed something in your heart He cares about).

GIFTING – Romans 12:6-8 (Gifting indicates grace bestowed that motivates us and makes us notice needs others do not see).

PEACE – Colossians 3:15 (Peace aligns you with His leading, timing and opportunity).

FRUIT – John 15:16; Matthew 12:33 (Fruit manifests what’s inside).

AFFIRMATION – 1 Peter 4:10 (Mature leaders/believers should also see it if you’ve been a faithful steward of it).

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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