This guest post come from Robin Bright, a follower of Christ, single mom of three and Nana of one. She has overcome the trauma of sexual abuse, homelessness, poverty, and addiction to become an advocate for recovery, an entrepreneur, and a community chaplain. She has been a ghost writer for over a decade and is coming out with her own book later in 2019. She is also the Founder at SOZO Recovery House. You can follow her here: Facebook.com/robinana
Are you tempted to settle?
Do you feel like compromise is inevitable?
Are you about to get cozy with something (or someone) that’s less than God’s best for your life?
It’s easy to compromise our standards when we’re feeling lost or discouraged or thrown off course. It’s easy to look around and not see anyone holding out or even holding on.
The enemy wants you to settle.
He wants you to ignore the red flags…
“But it’s ok if he puts me down; at least I’m not alone.”
“It’s ok if I’m a little sexually harassed at work. Isn’t everyone?”
“I guess I’ll listen to them and pursue a safe career instead of putting effort into my dream. I’ll probably never make it anyway.”
Please staaaaaaaahp !
The Bible gives us clear direction about losing our focus and letting our standards down.
Galatians 5:7-8 says “You were running well, what hindered you? It wasn’t the One who called you!”
God is saying, “Nope. It wasn’t Me who told you that you couldn’t have it all. That’s all in your head. Those are self imposed limitations.”
If you’re compromising off your path because you started to believe your expectations seem unreasonable, that’s the enemy…because I’m here to tell you
IT’S OK TO NEED 100% OF WHAT YOU NEED!”
You don’t have to settle for a crappy or abusive marriage just because you want to be married.
You don’t have to settle for being mistreated at work. You don’t have to settle for less than you were created to be!
You were formed with a God-given purpose and your being was infused with gifts and talents and a personality that should not be squashed.
Girl, please don’t settle.
Do not shrink back from what you were called to do.
The world needs you.
I need you.
Know your worth and walk in it because I promise you, the steps God has mapped out for you are marked with abundance.
Never settle (and don’t apologize for not settling).