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SETTLE FOR LESS?

“I am desperate.” I think this is the strongest phrase anyone can use.It is often said that desperate times often call for desperate measures…but,where is desperation going to lead you to?

Sometimes,desperation can lead one to a ditch and sometimes it can rescue one from a ditch.I have two amazing contrasting examples I would love to share with you just to get this point home.

In the midst of a crowd,a crowd so rowdy and noisy,hurriedly following a man,a man who they felt they couldn’t let go of.Pushing and shoving,some stepping on each other to a point of stampede.The man felt it,he was overwhelmed by the many people who kept grabbing his clothes,touching his hands,shouting his name!…I mean,He was indeed overwhelmed. Looking at the situation at hand and her situation at hand,she felt she had to take the risk and get to him.In desperation, she squeezed herself through the crowd,her breath getting louder and louder,her feet growing weaker and weaker and her eyes becoming frail,sweat dripping down her fragile being… “I have to do this,this is my only chance…If only I just get to touch his hem,then I know I will be made whole.” There was hope,she could see his feet beating the ground so confidently and his garment swaying back and forth.She managed to touch him and there and then,after 12 years of consulting specialists,gynaecologists,physicians,taking scan after scan,test after test,it took desperate faith for her to finally be made whole and free.This is the woman with the issue of blood(See Luke 8:43-48)

On the other hand,there was a man who was thirsty and desperate for more.He wanted the fame,the recognition and of course the money!He decided to go conspire behind the back of his closest friend.That night,he traded his loyalty for money and gave his friend away with a kiss,not knowing that giving him away meant he had to be crucified!He was innocent,without blemish,without fault and yet Judas Iscariot was too desperate for fame,he ended up killing himself by hanging because it was too late for Him to reverse the damage he made!(See Matthew 27:1-10)

You see what I mean?As much as we get to a point of desperation,it is important to involve thought.What effects or results will desperation result to?Will you look back and be proud of yourself or condemn yourself and wish you never made the decision?Above all is your desperation drawing you towards glorifying God or defying and denying God?…

I love how Abraham Lincoln talks about this,He says, “When you reach the end of your rope,tie a knot an hang on.

Hey,do not settle for less because there is more that is found in Jesus.Ask the woman at the well,the woman who bled for 12 years,Blind Bartimaeus,Rahab the Harlot and ask me too!It pays to just fall at His feet and lay your desperate faith right there!It helps a great deal!As much as it does not immediately work out,trust me,it works and all you need is a moment of telling yourself, “I will not settle for less,I know there is so much more found in You!

Hang on and hang in there!He got you!

“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Listen to the beautiful words of this song and be uplifted!

Have a blessed week ahead!

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