The ONLY thing you can do outside of God’s presence is SETTLE!
I don’t want to settle. I don’t ever want to get to a place where I’m satisfied with where I am. I’ve said this to our team before that “I want to ALWAYS be content but NEVER satisfied!” You might think those words mean the same thing, and according to the dictionary you could possibly make a case, but to ME they are two different things. Here’s how I explain it:
Contentment for me is saying “God, if this is ALL you have for me I’m ok with that. I’m at peace in YOU. But Lord if there is MORE, I want it. If there is…More STRENGTH. More COURAGE. More BOLDNESS. More HOLINESS. More TRANSFORMATION. More LIFE CHANGE. More of YOU God, I want it! I’m NOT going to settle. WHATEVER it takes God!”
Satisfied for me is saying “God, I know there is probably more, but I’m ok with that. I’m comfortable. If there is more, I don’t need it. If there is more…more strength, more courage, more boldness, more holiness, more transformation, more life change, more of YOU God…I want it…but not that bad. I’m just going to SETTLE. I don’t have what it takes.”
But if we are going to live IN the presence of God we CAN’T SETTLE!
Genesis 4:16 says So Cain left the Lord’s presence and SETTLED in the land of Nod.
I think there is more to that word “settled” than “that is where he made his home”. The ONLY thing you can do outside of God’s presence is SETTLE! So…have you settled?
I want to be ALWAYS content but NEVER satisfied.