SETTLED FOR LIFE
Upon looking up the word, settle, in the dictionary I found it has numerous meanings. Arguments can be settled and so can your affairs. You can settle a debt or settle on a place to live, settle for the best or for whatever comes your way…
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to settle for a meager life letting things fall where they may.
I want to live life to the fullest, to discover new things, to know myself better, to follow my dreams.
Unexpected Events Can Bring Disappointment
Sometimes unexpected and unwelcome events can bring disappointment. They can interfere with my plans and often cause me to come to a halt and wonder if it’s all worth it. I might even be tempted to give up some of my dreams and passions.
Then I remember that setbacks and interruptions aren’t necessarily bad. They give time to think, to review and make changes if necessary. A lot depends on my attitude. If I am upset easily when things go wrong, maybe my priorities are in the wrong place.
Unexpected Events Can Bring Opportunity
On the other hand, if I look at each interruption or setback as an opportunity I might learn something valuable. I need to be flexible and not so settled in my comfort zone that I can’t be open to changes.
How can I learn to have an attitude of anticipation and excitement as events in my life unfold?
What gives me courage to go forward even through hard times?
How can I have joy in the midst of trials, disappointments and grief?
A Life Settled in Jesus Christ
The person of Jesus Christ is my answer. He loved me enough to redeem me and make me a part of His family. Because of this I can have confidence to step out of my comfort zone. Even if I make mistakes, even if I fail, even if each day is harder than the one before, I know Jesus is with me.
Through Him I can find the strength I need to live an authentic life, to be a real friend, to love and encourage those around me.
My roots go deep and my life is settled in Christ.
Winds may blow, storms may come, but I will be steadfast knowing that He holds me in the palm of His hand.
My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish.
No one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father,
who has given them to me, is greater than all.
No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.