They say “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”.
But, sometimes we get so comfortable with our lives that we began to settle. We settle when it comes to our jobs, relationships, or maybe even our religion.
Being thankful for what you have is one thing, but settling for mediocrity is another. Too often we become content with doing and having just enough to get by in life.
Making just enough money to provide for our household. Doing just enough work to hold on to our jobs. When in fact, God is calling us to do much more than that.
We secretly hope that God will understand and improve our job or relationship. Sometimes he does. But sometimes he’s telling us to move on.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. (Colossians 3:23)
Sometimes we get stuck in dead relationships because they have become familiar and we have become comfortable. We feel stuck or afraid to seek more fulfilling relationships. We may even feel that it’s easier to stay and deal with toxic relationships instead of leaving the relationship, not knowing if the next relationship will be any better.
Well I’m here to tell you, Sometimes things must come to an end so that better things can begin.
God loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to leave you that way. He wants us to continuously move forward, steadily growing in our spiritual walk, and keeping our mind open to bigger and better things. Often times, when He see us getting too comfortable with just getting by, He’ll step in and remove us from our comfort zone.
When loss hits your life, it’s hard to believe God has something better.
It’s almost impossible to believe that God has something better for you in times of life-shattering disappointment.
Often we settle for less than the best for ourselves. Whether it’s from low self-esteem or low standards for ourselves, we sometimes cling to poor choices. If we have been faithful, the Lord may remove whatever is unworthy because God has something better for us.
Many of us have experienced that with jobs. Several years ago, God provided me with a new job in which I had a Christian boss, greater challenges, and more than half again as much income as the job before. When I got laid off from that job, God helped me get an even better job that enabled me to help thousands of deserving people, provided good fringe benefits and a steady, solid income.
During the difficult transitions, was I able to say, “God has something better for me?” Truthfully, not always. I was pretty upset. But in fact God did have something better for me each time.
I always like to reflect on some of my low points in my life, and when I think back, all of them were probably because I had become too comfortable with my life. Not that my life was bad, But God had something better in mind. Something that took me out of my comfort zone, something that challenged me to be a better person, something that was going to blow my mind!
You may be going through something similar right now. If you’re suffering the loss of a job, or heartbreak of a failed relationship, or any other loss, just know that God has something better for you. Don’t give up, The best is yet to come!