Have you ever hear something whisper within you? As I walked this morning I heard the whisper of something. And as JBR points out in her recent post, God’s Other Name, that something is better defined as someone, who is God. I must have used the phrase something told me to do this or not do that. When I listen to that inner something, I find that it always speaks truth to me. It attempts to guide me through or around things that I don’t even know awaits up ahead.
So what was that inner voice speaking to me today? As I took Bella (my doggy child) out for a morning walk, I heard the unexpected whisper saying you were created for more. Although I wasn’t sure just what the phrase meant I knew I needed to pay attention. The phrase sounded vaguely familiar perhaps it’s the title of book or maybe I seen a post some where along the blogosphere of the same title. I can not place where I have heard before but I know I heard repeated to me several times this morning.
You were created for more so why do you insist on settling for less? That was the question posed to me this morning. But what is the more that I am created for I thought. For life seems pretty good. When is it that good is not enough? Good is not enough when it’s less than God’s best.
The more we are created for has nothing to do with more trinkets, treasures, or stuff. For stuff has a strange way of weighing us down. I was created for more peace, more life, more victory, more joy, more love. These scriptures came to mind as I thought about being created for more.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal , and to kill , and to destroy : I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 (KJV)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Rom 8:37 (ESV)
Are there places in your life that you have settled for less? What does the phrase created for me say to you?
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