When the phrase don’t settle is spoken, most of the time we think about relationships. On the contrary to what people believe life is more than romantic relationships. When the phrase, “Do not settle”, rings in my ear I begin to think about every facet of my life.
Most of us have lived a life of contentment. We are satisfied with our situations, but we are not happy. The world says that as long as you can provide for you family, have a little money in the bank and few monetary items then you are doing pretty good. But good and happy are two totally different things; Good is you making 100,000 dollars a year, but hate making the money. Happy is making a dollar a day and you absolutely feel fulfilled and blessed to be in that position. You can work all night long, every single day, but it does not matter because you are happy.
People have give up on their dreams and denied being what God called them to be all because of settling. All through out the bible we hear how the Isralites where always in trouble and settling in the lands that God did not ordain for them. The first thing we say, “They stupid, if God had that for me. God does have that for you, but what are you doing with it.
I have given up in my life so many times. I had cast aside my love for writing because no one else believed in it but me. I sat unhappy for ten years with someone who could not love me back all because I allowed the devil to tell me that is all I could have. Put off going to school and earning my degree because someone else was jealous of what I become. I ended up losing because I allowed MYSELF to settle for less. I allowed the devil to tell me rather than I telling him who I am.
Yet the wonderful thing about God is that He never gives up on you. He may lay off you for a while, but He never ever gives up. God called out to me and told me I had some spiritual cleaning to do and that is exactly what I did. I cleaned out all the negativity and malice in my life and I literally had to uproot my whole entire life. I left everything I knew in order to walk into what the Lord had for me and it’s been three years and I have not looked back not one time. Don’t get me wrong it was very hard at first, because I was comfortable in this foreign land, and I had learned all the customs to being there, but once I walked into my promise land I forgot all about that foreign place.
In order to have anything you have to get a pitbull lock on it. Don’t allow the devil to stop you or trick you into believing that you deserve anything less than the best. Clean out your spiritual closet and get rid of all the people, places, and things that are holding you back from walking into your destiny.
Alway remember if you take one step God will take two, but the key is you have to do something. Be Blessed.
Verses for today: Gen 12:1-3