This past week I was thinking about something. You see, God had asked me if I wanted to have this one thing; I thought about it for days and realized that while I did like this thing, if I could choose, it wouldn’t be my first choice, it would be my… settled for.
God taught me years ago if what you are offered is not exactly what you asked Him for, it may be your settled for.
Now, some people may be content with their settled-for, but I am not one of them.
Lately I feel God attempting to pull me up higher in my thoughts and expectations. It is causing me to take a hard look at my thought life. I am seeing strongholds that need tearing down. I am seeing mindsets that don’t line up with the Word of God.
I am so thankful that He is doing this. That He is opening my eyes to wrong thinking. He could leave me like I am and allow me to settle for less than what He has for me. However, He loves me too much to allow that to happen. Therefore, He will pull me up higher until I see from His perspective. He will do the same for you.
I read a scripture today in the Message Bible in 2 Corinthians 5:5. It says, God puts a little heaven in our heart, so we never settle for less.
That is exactly what I am feeling. I am reminded of the scripture that says, He feeds us with manna and causes us to hunger.
What is this scripture saying? It is saying that God will put a little of His provision, His ways, His abundance, His will, in our hearts so we don’t settle for something less than what He has for us.
Perhaps you are thinking that it is not God’s will for everyone to prosper and enjoy God’s blessings. I beg to differ. God makes His will plain in Matthew 6:10 in this very familiar verse of scripture.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Let’s look at a few of these words. The word, kingdom, means God’s power and dominion, His royal power, the territory in which a King dwells and rules. The word, come, means to come from one place to another and to be established. The word, will, means what God has determined will be in His purpose to bless mankind.
In other words, God’s royal power and dominion will come from His place to our place and establish His desire to bless us. Bless us how? By causing things to be ON EARTH as they are IN HEAVEN.
In earth we have sickness and disease. In earth we have lack, recession and famine. In earth we have chaos and turmoil…not so in heaven. There is no sickness, no lack, no famine and no chaos.
It is God’s will for your life to reflect what is in heaven. That is HIS WILL for you. If you are living in anything less, it is NOT His will. His will is that things in your world line up with the way things are in His world. That you live in the Kingdom that Jesus died to give you, in SHALOM, nothing broken and nothing missing.
We should never be pleased to dwell in a level of existence lower than that which God has made possible for us to dwell in. We should instead strive to be the best we can be and reach the highest levels we can reach. To settle for less is to be unfaithful stewards of the life given to us through the cross of Christ.
On earth as it is in heaven…that is God’s will for us. Is that what you are seeing in your own life, heaven on earth? No? then press on, move upward, press in until you see it. It is His will and if it is His will then He can bring it to pass, don’t you think? Heaven on earth…settle for no less. Never, never settle for less than what God has said is yours…never.