5 Signs You Are Settling For Less

 

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Ever wonder why you are not further in your Christian walk?

It seems like you started out on fire for Jesus, but over time it just not the same.

But you look around and others are.

They seem to have that passion that you had when you first started.

So what is the answer?

I believe the answer might be that you have settled for less.

5 signs you are settling for less

  1. You don’t have a desire to go to Church.
  2. You don’t have a desire to talk with God through prayer and scripture.
  3. You don’t have the same desire to learn about God and grow spiritually.
  4. You don’t have the same desire to see others come to know Jesus like you did.
  5. You don’t know if your Christian walk is as necessary as you once thought.

Notice I described most of these as a lost for desire.

People settle for less in the Christian walk not because there isn’t more to find, see, and experience in Jesus. It’s because they have shifted their desires to something else.

Your heart only has the capacity to love so much.

Your desires can only be directed in so many directions. When you first surrendered to Christ, He was your all. You just couldn’t get enough. You found yourself amazed at the unexplainable Grace that He had granted you.

But somewhere along the line, things and schedules began to get in the way. You began to push prayer time and bible reading aside. You missed a few church services because there was just so much to do. And with all this your desire for Jesus began to dwindle.

John in Revelation 2:4 gives us a glimpse into how God sees it, “But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.”

You have abandoned your first love. You have shifted your desires in so many directions that there isn’t much left for God.

So what’s the solution?
How can you keep from settling for less?

 Take the Elisha approach

1 Kings 19:19-21 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”

 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.

Elisha slaughtered his oxen and burned his plowing equipment, which is symbolic of his total abandonment of his former life.
He did not want to leave anything standing that might draw him back. Elisha had a good life, but he didn’t want to settle for what he had.
He wanted more. He wanted to be completely surrendered to God and the call God had placed on his life.
If you don’t want to settle for less, you have to Battle complacency. You have to burn all those things in your heart that pull you away from pursuing Jesus completely.
You don’t settle for good. Instead, you pursue the one who is the greatest – Jesus.

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