Years ago, I was told by a lady that came into one of our churches that she had found out that her husband was having an affair. What stuck out to me was the fact that she said, “he’s having an affair, but at least he pays the bills and takes care of the children”. This type of scenario is happening all around the world. I call it the pandemic of settling for less. That lady needed to understand that God promised one man for one woman and vice-versa, not a third person. But her attitude was “at least”.
It’s like many others who survive on government benefits and say “at least I have some food, and at least I have a place to stay.” But truth be told, the place is not theirs and the the food has little or no quality, and the benefits that they have are not what is promised in the Word of God.
I am not criticizing people that need assistance. I would never do that. The Universal Church is all about assisting those in need and respect and appreciate the organizations that are in place to help the needy. But that doesn’t mean that a person should settle for a life of always needing help. At some point the situation needs to change, because God is great and powerful. And that some point is now!
Many years ago, God’s people were suffering in a great state of misery. Things had gone from bad to worse. And one of the people of Israel got angry. He even spoke harshly to the Angel of God and asked why his people were living in misery if God is so great.
The interesting thing is that God was not upset with him at all about it. God actually said this to him;
“Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?”Judges 6:14
Because of his revolt and the challenge he made with God, he saw results!
One thing you should be aware of is this fact; Only those who are living in obedience have the right to challenge God and His Words. But once you are obeying Him, you must be bold enough to challenge His Word in the sense of demanding that it becomes reality in your life.
Don’t fall into the pandemic of settling for less.
May the God of the Bible bless you.
Bishop Joshua Fonseca