Whatever You Do…Don’t Settle

 

Sometimes in life we can allow ourselves to get so stressed out and overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of our lives, and the daily grind of life itself, that we get complacent.  If we are not careful, I think sometimes that we will not take the time to stop for a minute and analyze our situation. We often need to pause, and ask ourselves, ” Is this what I want for myself? Is the path I’m on leading me to where I want to be?”  If the answer is no, it is time to change paths,change direction, change methods, or do whatever is necessary to bring about the change that you want to see in your life.  But sadly, we often don’t do this. It is easy to just say, “Well this is the way things are, and someday it will get better, or someday I will be doing what makes me happy, or have the life I need.”  What? Someday? Why not start today?

Life is too short to just settle for a life that is just OK. I want to live a life that makes a difference. I want to live a life that when I am gone, people will say, “I am a better person today, because he was here.”  But when we just muddle through a “Well this is the way it is…..guess I have to deal with it.”  kind of life, we spend our lives so beat down, and  so stressed out, that we are too busy trying to fix ourselves to be of any use or be a blessing to people around us.

I don’t want to settle for mediocrity. I want everything God has for me. I don’t want to just accept a life that drifts along and goes wherever  the waves take me. I can not control the waves of life, but I CAN adjust my sails of my ship to go the direction that is best for me. But if we never “readjust” our sails in life, we will just keep drifting along, with no control over where we go. Albert Einstein once said, ” Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”  If you want a change in your life, you have to do something different.

I want to do the things God wants me to do. I want to go the places God wants me to go. I want to say the things God wants me to say. I believe if we ask God, he will reveal to us what he wants for our lives.  I also believe if we will seek his direction, HE will “readjust” the sails of our ship the way they need to be, to take us the places we need to go.  And when that happens, we will live the life that we were MEANT to live. And we will not have to just settle, because will will be living the dynamic life that leaves us fulfilled, and it will transform us into people that can change the world.

So, don’t just settle. Whatever situation in life you are in, if you are not fulfilled and happy…..you do not have to stay. Ask God …..”God, what do you want for me?” The Bible says in Proverbs 3:6…..In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall  direct your paths.  YOU have  a choice! You can choose to EXIST…..or you can choose to LIVE.  As for me, I don’t want to just EXIST, I want to LIVE. Life is good!

Thanks for Reading!

Until Next Time,

Mark