Did you ever accept less in life because you didn’t think you could have better? Sometimes when I look at an old, bitter person I wonder if they spent their life accepting less; if they accepted less so often that expecting better was no longer thought about.
Thrive vs. Survive
God’s plan for us is not to plod through life just surviving – but to thrive and flourish.
True, there are seasons in life where we may feel we’re just surviving and not thriving – but some let it become their whole way of life.
They forever accept misery, boredom, blandness, illness and general all around crap.
Accepting less in life often comes from the idea that one can’t do or have better.
How often do we hear about people who hate their jobs – maybe they’re trapped in cubicle hell – but don’t do anything to change it?
Or someone who allows the same kind of people into their lives over and over, who keep them down – the same loser crowd or the same type of boyfriend/girlfriend?
A Change in Thinking is Required to Stop Accepting Less
The ‘I can’ts’ have to go.
The ‘I’m not smart enoughs’ have to go.
The ‘I’m not good enoughs’ have to go.
When we learn to see ourselves and the potential for our lives through God’s eyes it is easier to change our thinking.
God Can Change Your I Can’t to I Can
Even Moses didn’t think he was up to the task of going to Pharaoh – he didn’t speak well. But he had to change his ‘I can’t’ into an ‘I can’ to do what God was asking him. When he started seeing himself as God saw him then he could do it.
I wonder if Moses, Joseph, Esther, Gideon, and David were the first ones God asked – or were there ones he asked but they continued to say, “No way, I just can’t,” and therefore accepted less in their life.
How we think about ourselves will determine the paths we take.
The ‘I’m not good enoughs’ will plod along on the ‘life is crap’ path.
The ‘I’m worthy of the good things life has to offer’ folks will more likely find joy and thrive on life’s prosperous path.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ~John 10:10