Having success in life is impossible without strategic positioning or meeting the right people along your journey.
But in every great man’s success story, there is usually one or two people whose impact made a huge difference and were kind of what made everything else fall in place.
An attempt to describe these “special people” and their impact led to the coining of the word, “destiny helper.”
Who is a Destiny Helper?
A destiny helper is someone who comes into your life to assist you to get toward success in life. They play a strategic role whose absence will stop you from reaching your goal or desire.
A destiny helper does not necessarily know they are a destiny helper to you. They just live their life and do what they do naturally, but what they do has a significant impact on your journey which you might only realize after you reflect on your progress later.
While you might still get some levels of success without destiny helpers, just like they are called, they offer help. Their presence makes things easier and faster.
4 Types of Destiny Helpers
1. Burden Bearers
The first kind of destiny helper you need for extraordinary success in life is burden bearers. A burden bearer is someone who stays with you during difficult times and helps you with the situations you will naturally get overwhelmed by.
Burden bearers can come in different forms. They can be a neighbor that helps take care of your children while your wife is sick and you’re juggling between jobs.
It can be a relative that gives financial assistance from time to time until you are financially stable. It can be a University student in your city doing all the running around for you while you’re building your ministry.
The assignment of burden bearers is to save you from overwhelm.
If you don’t have people handling the little things for you, you might not have enough time, energy, and resources to focus on other aspects of the journey to success that cannot be outsourced.
One of Apostle Paul’s destiny helpers was the household of Stephanas who were helping with providing for his upkeep while he focused on the work of ministry (1 Corinthians 16:15-18).
The seven deacons appointed in Acts 6:1-15 also served as burden bearers to the Apostles.
2. Gifted Men
Gifted men are destiny helpers that are very skilled and have abilities to create realities that you desire. You can have many burden bearers but people can only give out what they have.
That University student may be so passionate about your ministry but if they can’t sing well, can’t design graphics, and have no knowledge of sound or publicity, their presence in your life will not meet those needs.
You need destiny helpers who can do the things you need.
For the success of your business, this gifted man can come as a cashier you employed but knows so much about digital marketing and branding.
Their input, therefore, creates a new turn in the trajectory of your organization.
But gifted men are not limited to people with talent and skills. People with spiritual gifts and unusual graces are also destiny helpers you need. They can speak into your life and hasten your progress or create seasons that wouldn’t have come on their own.
They can impact you with gifts that will announce you to your world or overcome the challenges you are facing.
Moses wouldn’t have succeeded in building the ark of God without the input of skilled me like Bezalel (Exodus 31:2). Prophet Elijah also needed the minstrel to help his ministry as a prophet (2 Kings 3:15).
3. Men of Influence
The third kind of destiny helpers you need to reach great success in life are people of influence. They are the kings of the earth, men who have gotten extraordinary results in their field and have earned the respect of their generation over time.
The names of these persons carry credibility that once they endorse or identify with you, their credibility is transferred to you.
Men of access and influence can bring you into their harvest and compress years of labor and sweat into a day.
You should understand that everything you desire and every level of success you are pressing toward in whatever field is someone’s current state and it takes them nothing to bring you to their level and end all your struggles.
However, people do not just pay attention to you unless they’re attracted. For these destiny helpers as men of influence to help you, they must be attracted.
Boaz was the man of influence Ruth needed that changed her life forever (Ruth 4:1-12). Nehemiah needed access to the king for the successful completion of the walls of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 2:4-8).
Joseph of Arimathea, an affluent man, was needed for the prophecy of Jesus being buried in a new tomb to come to pass (John 19:38-42).
4. Divine Connectors
Divine connectors at the fourth destiny helpers you must have. Unlike the remaining, they do not necessarily possess skills and resources that can change your life or make things easier. But they can connect you to people who do.
Divine connectors are bridges between where you are and who can take you to where you want to be.
The ministry of divine connectors is one many miss out on because in themselves they do not look like they can make any contribution. A divine connector can be the driver or house help of a great man you want to meet.
They can be the gateman of your dream organization. They may not be able to offer you an appointment letter but they can speak about you to the CEO whom they have built a relationship with over the years.
One would think that since divine connectors have access to these people they should be great themselves but it isn’t always that way. They can be living fulfilling lives in their low estate.
But you must see beyond their appearance to the possibility within their influence.
Esther needed Mordecai to connect her to the king (Esther 2:7). Ruth needed Naomi to connect her to Boaz (Ruth 3:1-4). Joseph needed the king’s cupbearer to enter the palace (Genesis 41:1-14). Naaman needed his maid to connect him to the prophet (2 Kings 5:1-25), and so on.
15 Examples of Destiny Helpers in the Bible
- Aaron and Hur were Moses’s destiny helpers when the Children of Israel were fighting (Exodus 17:12-14)
- Barnabas, John Mark, and Silas were destiny helpers to Paul in the work of the ministry (Acts 4:36, 12:12, 15:22)
- The household of Stephanas was also Paul’s destiny helper taking care of his needs (1 Corinthians 16:15-18).
- The seven deacons were destiny helpers to the Apostles that helped them focus on prayers and preaching of the Word (Acts 6:1-15)
- The minstrel was a destiny helper to Elijah (2 Kings 3:15)
- Bezalel was a destiny helper to Moses in the building is the Ark (Exodus 31:2)
- The king was Nehemiah’s destiny helper on the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:4-8)
- The cupbearer was Joseph’s destiny helper to get to the palace (Genesis 41:1-14)
- Joseph of Arimathea was one of Jesus’s destiny helpers that ensured His burial in a new tomb (John 19:38-42)
- Simon of Cyrene was another of Jesus’s destiny helpers when he helped Jesus carry the cross (Matthew 27:32)
- The twelve disciples were Jesus’s destiny helper to the success of His ministry (Luke 22:28)
- Naaman’s wife’s maid was the destiny helper that connected him to the prophet for his healing (2 Kings 5:1-25),
- Mordecai was Esther’s destiny helper that helped her get to the throne (Esther 2:7)
- Naomi was Ruth’s destiny helper that helped her get married to Boaz (Ruth 3:1-4)
- Ruth was also Naomi’s destiny helper that stayed with her when she was alone.
The four types of destiny helpers are burden bearers, gifted men, men of influence, and divine connectors. Once all these sets of people are present in your life at strategic times, they make your journey to success and greatness easier and faster than it will naturally be.
People who have so many factors working against them might not be able to even achieve success at all without these destiny helpers.
Olusegun Iyejare is a career coach and certified counselor. He helps individuals discover and maximize their potential to live satisfying lives regardless of obvious limitations holding them back.