Daily Devotion

Stop Settling for Less than God's Best
 
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11
 
Morning folks lol!  I learned this lesson tonight, in the most beautiful way.  God has a way of teaching us that He alone knows what is best–and that we cannot rush anything that He is preparing for us!  He knows how to show us that we deserve the best even when we don't believe we do, that He truly does have great things in store for us.  God never intended that we settle for less.  We should not settle at work–although I strongly believe in staying in one place until that door of opportunity presents itself, not just in work/career, but in everything.  Do whatever it is with all of your heart as if you were working for God, because you are!  "Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord." Colossians 3:22 (NLT) Although this scripture refers to slaves, I believe it is relevant for any situation, especially work.  Consider your moves with patience but do not become complacent that you prevent yourself from growing.  We should not settle in relationships with anybody–significant others, friendships, whatever!  Yes, God may have you in that person's life for a reason, but don't extend the season once God said its over! Don't become unhealthily dependent on someone. We should always be striving and reaching for the plans of prosperity and hope in every area of our lives.  As the Good Book says, God's words shall not return void.(Isaiah 55:11)  So if you believe in Him, on Him, and in the promises of His word, why are you being content with mediocrity in any area of your life?  Keep striving and hold God to His word! Things will change, that job will come, that person will come along, whatever it is that God has in store for you will present itself. He promises us health (Jeremiah 30:17), joy (Romans 15:13), love (John 3:16), peace (John 14:27), prosperity, wisdom (Ephesians 1:8)…need I go on?  So sow that word seed into your hearts and reap God's bounty in your life.
 
Blessings and love,
 
Marquita
 
"Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers."  3 John 3:2
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