Hopelessness made me do it: Settle for Less

More often than not we are willing to forfeit our blessings, opportunities and better possibilities because of hopelessness. I struggle with knowing my worth so I settle for things that are less than what I deserve. Surely that phenomenal, fantastic and larger than life thing is too good for lil ole me.

It’s crazy because the entire time I’ve been praying, begging and pleading with God to give me better and rescue me from my current limiting position. As soon as He reveals a glimpse of better, my knee-jerk reaction is to shy away from it, question myself and ultimately doubt God.

Our perceptions of our worth is what shapes our realities. If I believe that I am less than, I speak things that are less than, accept things that are less than and I will ultimately live a life that is less than. “For as he (she) thinketh in his (her) heart so is he (she)…”(Proverbs 23:7) KJV.

Girl you truly do know you are settling until you are shown what you ought to have, what you could have and what you should have. By spending time with God He washes away those broken and self-sabotaging perspectives and replaces it with hope.

By spending time with God He washes away those broken and self-sabotaging perspectives and replaces it with hope.

Kalyn H.

The beauty of hope is that it ignores the present struggles and gives you a chance to believe for better. Most of the time, God calls you to do things that are so BIG, so POWERFUL, so IMPACTFUL and usually UNPRECEDENTED. His instructions are typically step by step and each time you take a step you move further and further away from your comfort zone.

Our comfort zones have many different names fear, doubt, excuses, self-deprication, anger etc. We know that alone we would never accomplish that masterful plan God has for us so we abort the simple instructions and instead conceive hopelessness.

The pilot of my mind is hopelessness and the despairing destination She is flying me to is the capital of Settleland. If I continue to let her control my mind she will constantly reroute my destiny every time God leads me in the direction of promise, of purpose, of prosperity and of hope.

If I continue to let her control my mind she will constantly reroute my destiny every time God leads me in the direction of promise, of purpose, of prosperity and of hope.

Kalyn H.

I feel good knowing that I am not the only one who dealt with this. In Numbers 13 and 14. You find Moses and Aaron in Kadesh, the wilderness, after regaining their freedom from Pharaoh. They are moments away from entering Cannan the promised land. Moses instructs 12 leaders to search the land for 40 days surveying the soil, the crops, the security, the people etc. GIRL, THE TEA WAS HOT WHEN THEY CAME BACK.

Kermit The Frog meme courtesy: Pinterest

We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country– a land flowing with milk and honey…but the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak!

Numbers 13:27-28

GIANTSSSSSSSSS in my Souja Boy voice! Like Goliath’s cousins? Oh no, no, no. All of the hope they had about leaving the wilderness, starting fresh, leveling-up was completely thrown out the window. There was no room to consider the milk and honey, the long journey they endured prior to getting here, and how God delivered them from Egypt. All they could think about is how small they were, how unqualified they were, how they were lacking resources and how insignificant they were.

Iconic Soulja Boy meme courtesy: Youtube

Do not envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord, You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.

Proverbs 23:17-18

They were convinced that they were less than so they decided going back to Egypt, to live as slaves was better. But Joshua and Caleb believed they could conqueror the giants not because of their own might but because they put their hope in God. If God is for them who could be against them.

I do not know the masterful plan God has for you. I do not know what wilderness you may be facing in this moment. I do not know the pains from your past. What I do know is that your future is demanding you to have hope. It’s time to take hold of what God has for you, believe that He will bring you through it, believe you have all that you need because He is with you and that your are worthy.

Repeat After Me:

I, insert name, am worthy of better. I deserve better. I will only accept things, people, and situations into my life that will make me a better person. Lord, I am sorry that I let my negative perception of myself block the many blessings you have for me. I will no longer walk in hopelessness. I will put my hope back in you God. No longer will I settle for less than I deserve. I am excited about my future.

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