What if you were meant for more but you are settling for less? What if you were called to stand out but instead you are comfortable fitting in?
To settle means to remain at a certain level. To “settle for crumbs” means to remain at a lower level than where you’re supposed to be. Whether it’s a job below a certain skill/pay level, a partner, a house, friends, etc., if it does not meet your standards, don’t settle for it. Remember, God does not do average so neither should you. “He made you the head and not the tail; he has put you on top and never at the bottom” (Deuteronomy 28:13).
KNOW YOUR WORTH
The other day I was having one of those father-daughter conversations with my dad about life decisions, and he said something that stuck with me: “God is not a God of crumbs”. How true is this?! That moment I stepped outside of the box I was in mentally in order to be able to look at myself from a different perspective – from God’s perspective. You see, too often we choose to stay in situations with no room for improvement, even when we are well aware that God always has His absolute best in store for us.
HIS ABSOLUTE BEST
But why do we still choose to settle for crumbs? Well more often than not, people either want 1. a quick fix; 2. are under pressure; or/and 3. don’t believe they will or can find something better.
When Job’s wife suggested him to settle by cursing God and die — after losing his children, his life-stock and his properties — he chose not to. And the Word of God tells us that therefore “the Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. And he also had seven sons and three daughters. Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. And so Job died, an old man and full of years” (Job 42:12-17).
With all this being said, settling for less, will rob you of God’s best. I love the story of Job, there are so many powerful life lessons we can learn, including the part where he chose not to settle. He did not go for a quick fix; he did not allow the pressure of his wife get to him and neither did he allow his current situation stop him from believing that God had something better in store. And I am convinced that his way of thinking developed the moment he said: “I know that You can do all things; no purpose of Yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).
When it comes to your life choices today, are you eating at the table or picking up crumbs off the floor?
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