Sunday, May 23, 2010
Don't Settle for Less
I thank God for bringing me through another interesting week and I’m still smiling. Praise God. I had to deal with some past emotions that were kind of difficult, to say the least. In the end, I realized that sometimes you just can’t go back. We should always strive to go forward in life and let God direct our path. God desires the best for us and will not give us anything less than the best. It can be challenging to let go of past desires to embrace the unknown future; however, God is the only one that knows our future. Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:4).
Do you know who you are? Do you know your purpose? It’s important to know who you are in Christ. Be encouraged and stand firm in Christ. Psalms 139: 13-14 reads “For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well”. God is saying that He created us in His image. We are His children and precious in His sight. He loves us. We don’t have to settle for anything less than the best. There are going to be times when people reject us, hurt us and leave us; however, if we stand firm in whom God has called us to be, we will rise above the situation. Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world. We were created for purpose. For those of you, who are unsure of your purpose, ask God.
While writing this blog, I receive a phone call from a friend. She has what many would consider a severe disability; however, from the moment I met her, I didn’t see a woman with a disability. I saw a woman of honor, strength, distinction and determination. She is an amazing woman of God. She is an over comer. She fights for the rights of the disabled; she fights for justice. She was at an event today where quadriplegic men and women competed in a painting competition. They use their mouths to hold the paint brushes to create the paintings. The paintings were some of the most beautiful paintings she had ever seen. Can you imagine that for a moment? These beautiful men and women aren’t letting their disability stop them from doing what they love to do; neither does my friend. They are fulfilling their purposes in life in spite of their circumstances. They aren’t settling for less.
There are so many folks walking around in perfect health, complaining and whining about this and that, not even taking the time to be appreciative of what they have. Let’s stop and smell the roses for a minute. Tell someone how beautiful they are. You never know how long someone is going to be in your life. Tell God how much you appreciate Him for creating you with a purpose. Define your purpose. Don’t settle for less.
Have a blessed and safe week.