June 12, 2014

Good vs. Great


I once heard Joyce Meyer say "often times the enemy of great is good." How true is that? How often do we settle for something good and miss out on what is great?

We settle for a relationship that is good. A relationship that is comfortable with no major red flags. I mean you're not head over heals, but he treats you good, you don't fight, and dating again is just too daunting. So you settle for what is good and possibly miss what is great.

You have a good job. You don't love it, but you don't dread going to work everyday either. Plus, it pays the bills. You have a passion to start your own business, but chasing after that would be irresponsible, right? So there again, you miss out on great because you settled for good.

I wonder in my own life how many times I have I missed out on something great because I am too comfortable with the good. I am certain that we settle in life far more often than God would ever intend. We don't serve the God of "good enough." We serve the God of abundance, multiplication, and miracles. {:Ephesians 3:20:} I think the enemy sometimes uses what is good to keep us from what God has that is great.

I have a good life. I have a cute 3 bedroom home with a perfect sized yard. I have a good job that I enjoy as a kindergarten teacher. I have the cutest fur baby on the planet, Gracie. I live close to my family. And, I am blessed with so many amazing friends that I couldn't even fit them all in my house if I tried. All of this is good, but I believe that by selling my house, quitting my job, leaving my friends, and moving half way around the world I am refusing to settle for good. Yes, my life is good but I know that through being obedient, God is going to do something great in my life.

Refusing to settle for what is good means shattering the boundaries of your comfort zone and reaching out for the GREAT God has in store. Jesus didn't hang on a cross so you could live a good life. He hung on a cross so you could have a full and great life. {:John 10:10:}

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2 comments:

  1. That's just so wonderful that you're following the calling for your life right now! I can't wait to read more about it!

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  2. Craig Groeschel does a great series called Better. It talks about the same things giving up something good for something better. you shoudl check it out.. Please post everything!!

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