A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16

There is a preverbal door in front of all of us during our lives; the door of destiny. God has created you with a purpose and has designed intricate details into your life.

There are gifts that God has given to you that are unique. You might be saying, “Trust me, I’m not a gifted person.” But, I would have to disagree. There is something that God has breathed into your life – it knocks on the door of your heart, reminding you of your dream year after year.

When God gives you a dream or a ministry that is far beyond your capabilities and talents, it is on purpose. He is not in heaven making mistakes, mixing you up with someone else’s plan and purpose. He has called you to greatness, just as you are.

Gifts are not given to us in full bloom; they develop over time, so it is okay if you still have to grow.

God will never give you a dream you can achieve alone because He desires for you to depend on Him every step of the way. There have been so many times when God has called me beyond my capabilities and talents, only to prove His greatness when I step out in faith.

Would you step through the door of destiny today? Just take one step at a time and move forward in God’s purpose for your life. You have worth today and you are valued by God, regardless of what anyone else may have spoken into your life.

God wants to reveal His glory, display His provision, and operate His miracles in your life. When you see a door of destiny before you, step through it in faith and believe that God has made room for your gifting.

Prayer: God, I feel incapable to pursue the ministry that You are calling me to. I pray that You will help equip me and use me in my gifting. Show me the areas in my life that steal time away from my calling and help me make Your will a priority.


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.


  1. Veronica Baca Ibarra Reply

    Explain what you mean by” so many times God has called you out of your capabilities and talents”.
    At work? To stand before people and speak? To raise children? Or do something spiritual as in ministry?

    • There are too many incidences to mention, but one that comes to mind is when God called me to a pulpit ministry. Growing up, I was always so nervous to speak in front of people. In school, I would choose to accept a failing mark when it was time to do my oral presentation… I was so nervous and anxiety took control. When God spoke to me and told me I would herald the gospel, I begged Him to choose someone else and expressed why I was not the right fit for that kind of ministry. I always say, “God called me to my weakness and not my strength.” 🙂

      Since then (almost 20 years ago now), I am an ordained minister and a Pastor’s wife to a growing church. I would have never imagined what my “YES” would become, but I’m so thankful I listened to God, instead of my insecurities. He has equipped me and anointed me to do His work.

      You may feel a different nudging in your life and when you do you will say, “No, not me, God. I don’t think I can do that.” Oftentimes, you are right… you can’t do it, not without the Lord’s help. I encourage you to step out in faith and if you fall or if you fail, God will pick you up and encourage you to move forward.

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