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Don’t settle for less

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority, the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents. O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Psalms 8:3-9 There are moments there are those that feel that God could be swayed in their direction in granting the desires of their lives. So you try to impress God with your life through your activities that you feel that you are doing enough for Him and His church. Yet from text text, there is nothing that you can do for God to be impressed with even the most lavish human objectives for He is the One who created everything. So if you set a goal so big or attempt a task that you think is very significant, think again because God might have a very different idea for your life and might have a far greater work for you that He alone could do in and through your life. It is easy to be so caught up with personal achievements and to depend on these as the basis of acceptability with God. Saul of Tarsus worked harder than anyone else to amaze God with his efforts, only to discover that his greatest achievements were but garbage compared to God’s will for his life (Phil. 3:7-8). The problem is that you become too easily captivated with your own plans and achievements. Unless you have heard from God, you won’t be able to experience all that your life could become or all that God could accomplish through you. Remind yourself that God acts out of His Sovereignty for He sees the “big picture” and that His power far exceeds our limited imagination. “What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion" (Romans 9:14). So set aside your own agenda, however lofty and grand they may be. Also you must never become satisfied with pursuit of your own dreams, for they are finite at best. When you follow God’s direction, you will witness things happening in your life that can only be explained by His powerful presence. Don’t settle for less and seek what is best in God’s sight.


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