โญ๐ŸŒผ NOT SETTLING ๐Ÿ™…๐ŸŒผ

Every good thing is given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes].

James 1:17 (AMP)

During the Sunday sermon in Church, the words “don’t settle” were said by the pastor and this prompted this theme.

Looking back at the years past and the number of times I have been faced with choosing between His will to wait and the voices of “Are you being choosy” or “Mercy, consider this well, etc.”. The truth is all these and more, were stated by folks because of their concerns for me. But looking past that, I had to heed to the He in me. And to tell you the truth, I don’t regret choosing His in all these.

I really don’t know what has been the usual statement around you or said concerning that decision or choice you need to make. Please don’t settle for anything other than His will. And just as we read in the referenced verse, Perfect gifts come from Him. And His will is always good and perfect. It has no variation or blemish. It has no look-alike.

I love this verse:

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

Romans 8:28 (AMP)

Many things may look like His will but dear, look keenly and stick with God. He still leads and we are not settling for anything other than His will. His will may seem difficult, strange, unusual but I can tell you for a fact that you won’t regret choosing His words rather than the voices that are alarming you and causing you to fret.

Above and beyond, grow your relationship with Him. And in this, His voice becomes clearer and He becomes more real and His will becomes more than ever before, your priority.

Let His word be your only Influence!!

Settle not for anything less than His definition of Perfect. You won’t regret choosing Him, I attest to this. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ฏ

Have a graced week. โค

๐ŸŒŸ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒŸ

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Test every decision against God’s word. If it doesn’t line up, don’t do it!!

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    1. Absolutely ma’am. God’s word should be the base of our decisions. ๐Ÿ’ฏโค

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    One thing I like to point out when I teach from John 2 and Jesus turning water into wine is the fact that the wine Jesus made from water tasted better than the best they served in the beginning, so- Everything Jesus does for us is better than our best. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Wow. Love this share bro. True, He does it all for our good. A greater good. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿค—

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  3. vicklea says:

    excellent advice!

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    1. Thank you ma’am. โค
      All to Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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  4. Queen Karen says:

    Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ. Godโ€™s best is what I will wait upon. Indeed, we shouldnโ€™t settle but in everything we should seek the Lord. He is the giver of perfect gifts and He wants the best for His children ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Absolutely dear. We can’t afford to choose the least when He is calling us to the most!. ๐Ÿ’ฏโค

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      1. Queen Karen says:

        Praise God ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ. Thatโ€™s the truth.

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        1. All to Him. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          ๐Ÿค—โค

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  5. Israel says:

    ๐Ÿ‘

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  6. So true…He knows what’s and he gives the best!!!

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    1. Yes dear. Assuredly. Nothing less than that. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿค—

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  7. Hephzibah says:

    God never disappoints anyone who wait upon Him and are ready to do according to His will. He makes all things beautiful in His time!! A ready and willing heart, to obey, is all that God desires!! Great post sis๐Ÿ’

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    1. Yes dear. I do ascertain that – He won’t fail us. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Yes sis. A willing and ready heart. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad to sis. Thanks โค๐Ÿค—

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      1. Hephzibah says:

        โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

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  8. Amen! Great post. Never settle for less than what God has promised ๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ

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    1. Thank you. โค
      Yes sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      We are made for more!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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      1. Amen! My pleasure.

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        1. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  9. Dawn says:

    So true little sister. We donโ€™t have to settle. God has amazing plans for us, His children. Waiting for His best is so worth it. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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    1. Smiles. Yes big sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      It is ever worth the wait and while. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

      P.S: Hope the week has been great sis? ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Dawn says:

        Itโ€™s been a great week. All is well. How are you little sis? ๐Ÿค—

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        1. That is nice. Glad to know that sis. ๐Ÿค—
          Smiles. Thank God.

          Good sis. Had a mostly indoor weekend filled with its to-dos too. โ˜บ

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        2. Dawn says:

          Sounds like you were able to get some things done so thatโ€™s good. ๐Ÿค—

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        3. Yes big sis. I was.
          Smiles. Thanks ๐Ÿค—

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  10. Holly says:

    Sister, my goodness, yes and amen! It is hard to add anything here because you have said it so beautifully. His will and way is always perfect. Even when we don’t understand, we still need to follow Him. Yes, the way can be VERY dark and scary but grabbing ahold of His hand will keep us steady.

    I can personally attest to the fact that when we choose to do it our own way, thinking we know what’s best to do, it doesn’t go well. I have been in seasons where it was extremely hard and I ‘thought’ (key word: thinking!) that I knew what was right. I was wrong. It led to so much unbelievable pain, heartache, confusion and setbacks. It’s hard to get back on the right track when you’ve veered off onto the wrong. God can do it because He can do anything and He loves us. But staying on track to begin with saves a lot of time and hurt.

    Thanks for this wonderful reminder my sister that God has it all in His hands. What He says do, we do. When He says go, we go. Even, and especially, when we don’t understand. Otherwise, we will live a life of regret wondering what plans of God we missed. Yes, He is still merciful to bless us and get us back on the right path – but why go through the pain to begin with?

    God bless you! Your posts are always an inspiration to so many, including myself. โ™ฅ

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    1. Smiles. Yes ma’am. His will is ever so perfect and grace filled.

      I do agree. It can seem all insane even at times. But its always worth it. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Hmmm. I do agree. It pays to stay with Him really. If not it could cost us more than we ever envisaged. Thanks for sharing this. โค

      Yes He does. He has a perfect and well laid out plan for our lives.
      True. Its best to just stay on course with Him.

      I really love your input on this ma’am. โค

      Amen. Awww๐Ÿ™ˆ
      Always glad to. Thanks ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค

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      1. Holly says:

        ๐Ÿค— What a precious reply. Thank you! โ™ฅ

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        1. Smiles. You are welcome. โค

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  11. Jenny Furse says:

    I love this, Herry! I have never heard “don’t settle” described in quite this way before – going ALL IN with Jesus. Now it is a new goal of mine โค

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    1. Smiles. I’m really glad reading this. ๐Ÿค—
      Love this. โค๐Ÿค—

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  12. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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  13. Michelle says:

    This is wonderful advice! Thank you!

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    1. Smiles. Thanks ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      You are welcome. โค

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  14. gaillovesgod says:

    A great message, Herry! May we follow God all the way. God loves you!

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    1. Thank you ma’am. โค
      Amen. This is my earnest prayer and desire. It pays to be at the center of His will for our lives. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๐Ÿค—

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