What do you think of when you hear the word Settle?
Me……… my immediate thought is negative.
What does that say about me? Mainly, what does that say about my past?
If you look at the picture of the brick cracking. It is doing that because it’s foundation has started to settle. When it’s footing and the firm ground underneath it gives way, the seams that held it together also give way.
There has been many times that I have felt my life giving way because what I had built my home, my life on, the firm ground, was giving way. My footing was slipping out from under me and my home, my life, was crumbling before me.
We don’t always have control of the atmosphere around us, the rain, the cold, the heat effects our ground just as the people around us do. I had settled for something and someone that I believed was firm and sure footed. But it wasn’t!
I had settled into a routine, building my own dream home, until one day, I finally heard him say clearly, “Behold, I am doing a new thing”.
Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
The things that I had settled so comfortably in did not have a firm foundation. Did not have solid ground. The atmosphere was unstable and the cracks became clear all around me.
I do not have to settle. God has given me everything I need. Jesus gave up everything for me. He is my firm footing. His word holds strong under the pressures of the greatest storms. As long as I stand straight on His truths, the people and atmosphere that wants to surround me can not make the ground underneath me give way. The seams of my soul will stay in tact and I will make a way in the wilderness and there will be rivers in the desert.
Do not settle because Jesus made a way to move forward.