Accepting Nothing Less
“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you” (Matthew 7:6). You have pearls. They represent your talents, gifts, abilities, personality, unique character, and experiences. Walking day by day, you must be careful to whom you give your pearls. The question, however, is who…what…when…where…why? God’s best for you is better than anything you've ever imagined. It isn't based on your abilities; rather, it is dependent on the power of God.
People struggle every single day to recognize the best God has for them—whether it is a job that they thought they should have had, a relationship they believed would never end, or an opportunity that they saw with great potential. This brings me to the pigs. During the time of this bible story, pigs were considered unclean animals. I feel like God is wanting me to tell you that you are so special. Your pearls are valuable, and he doesn't want them to be thrown carelessly away to unholiness. God understands the impact it will have on you, and his leading and goal is for you to avoid anything but his holiness and life. Be joyous, for God’s best for you is a job that you will shine from, a relationship in which you will grow, and opportunities that will blow your mind!
God’s best for you doesn't always seem better than your plans, but his best is good because he sees things differently than you do. When you see a trial, he sees an opportunity. When you doubt there’s purpose, he reminds you it’s still there. Even when you are in a place in your life where the progress cannot be seen, you must believe that it is happening. Life isn't easy, but it is a powerful journey when placed into the hands of God. When it doesn't go your way, know it’s going God’s way. Never allow your perspective to be complacent with anything less than God’s best for you.