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Stop Setting for Mediocrity

Stop setting for mediocrity. Too often, we get comfortable with where we are and we use that as an excuse to remain in mediocrity. Stop setting for mediocrity. My parent were poor, we say with a pout. Before them, my grandparents were poor. Nobody in my family has ever amounted to much, as I guess I won’t either.

Stop setting for mediocrity. Do not believe that lie. God is progressive God. He wants you to go further than you parents ever went. He wants you to be the one to break out of that mold. Maybe you were raised in a negative environment. Anybody around you was negative and critical, depressed, down in the dumps and discourage. Stop setting for mediocrity.

No doubt, you are tempted to use your negative upbringing as an excuse to live the same way. But you can be the person to change your family tree. Do not pass that junk down to your children and keep than negative cycle going. You can be gather one to break the curse in your family. You can be the one to raise the bar. You can after future generations by the decision you make today.

Stop setting for mediocrity. My dad came from the poorest of the poor families. His parents were cotton farmers and they lost everything they owned in the great depression. Stop setting for mediocrity. My grandmother worked fourteen to fifteen hours a day washing people’s clothes, earing ten cents an hour. Many nights, they had come home and not have enough food to eat. Daddy often went to school hungry with holes in his pants and holes in his shoes. Stop setting for mediocrity.

Stop setting for mediocrity. My daddy came from the wrong family in the wrong part of town. He did not have any money and he had very little education. Stop setting for mediocrity.  In the natural, he had no further, no hoe. But God is not limited by environment, family background or present circumstance. God is limited only by our lack of faith. Stop setting for mediocrity.

Stop setting for mediocrity. Daddy held that dream close to his heart. He had a hope that one day he was going to rise above that mentality of defeat and mediocrity. Stop setting for mediocrity.  Not surprisingly everybody amount him tried to discourage him. They said, John, you are never going to make it out there on your own. You better say here with us and pick cotton. That is all you know how to do. Stay here where it is safe. Stop setting for mediocrity.

Stop setting for mediocrity. But I am so thankful that Daddy did not listen to all the naysayers. He was not satisfied with where he was. Stop setting for mediocrity. And because he stayed focused on that dream and was willing to step out in faith, because he stayed focused on that dream and was willing to step out in faith, because he was willing to go beyond the barriers of the past, he broke that curse of poverty in our family.

We affect generations to come with the decision that we make toddy. If you are not experiencing God’s abundant life, let me challenge you to believe for more. Do not merely sit back and except the status quo. Do not travel the rod for the next fifty years and en up at the same place you are at today. Make a decision to rise out of that rut. Do not simply settle for what your parents had. You can go further than that you can go more, have more, be more. Stop setting for mediocrity.

Stop setting for mediocrity. Friend, do not ever get satisfied with where you are. Maybe you came from family like my dad’s, where they did not have much materially. Stop setting for mediocrity.  Or maybe you came from a family with tremendous wealth, prestige and position. Regardless, you can experience more than the generation proceeding you. Stop setting for mediocrity.

Stop setting for mediocrity. Maybe you hail from a long line of divorce, failure, depression, mediocrity or other personal or family problems. Stop setting for mediocrity.  You need to say, enough is enough. I am not going to press these negative attitudes down to my children. I am going to break out this cycle and change my expectation. I am going to start believing God for bigger and better things.

Stop setting for mediocrity. She said, enough is enough. I refuse to pass this lifestyle down to my children. I am going to make a difference with my life. I am going to fulfill my God given destiny. I am going to be person God wants me to be. And she rose up and started believing for bigger and better things. Stop setting for mediocrity. She started excepting the supernatural favor of God. She got rid of her former thoughts of defeat and failure. She developed a can do mentality.  When time were tough, she did not give up. She developed a can do mentality. When times were rough, she did not give up. She just kept on keeping on. She did her par and God did His.

Stop setting for mediocrity. Phyllis got a job at a school cafeteria collecting meal tickets. The job paid minimum wage and Phyllis was thankful for it. But Phyllis was not satisfied with that. She knew God had better things in store for her. Stop setting for mediocrity.  She had a bigger dream for her life. She did not just sit back and accept the status quo. She decided she wanted to go back to school and she got her high school diploma. But she still was not satisfied.

Stop setting for mediocrity. She wanted to go to college. She worked all day at the school and then attended college classes at night. Stop setting for mediocrity. In just four years, she graduated from College with honors. But Phyllis still was not satisfied. She went back to college and got her master’s degree.

Stop setting for mediocrity. Today, she reaping the rewards of that effort. She is not on welfare anymore, she is a principal in that same school district eh she used to collect meal ticket. Stop setting for mediocrity.  She, too, broke the curse of poverty and lack in her family. Phyllis says, I went from welfare to faring well.

Stop setting for mediocrity. You can do something similar. Stop settling for mediocrity. Quit settling for the status quo. God has more in store for you. Stop setting for mediocrity.  Much more. Dream bigger dreams. Enlarge your vision. Live with expectancy. Make room in your thinking for the great this God wants to do.

Stop setting for mediocrity. Your best day are ahead of you. God wants to do more than you can even ask or think but remember, it is according to the power that works to you. Stir yourself up, step out of complacency, do not be satisfied with past glories.

Stop setting for mediocrity. God has more in store for you. But if you are going to believe for bigger and better things, you will have to break some barriers of your past. Come on, I will show you what I mean. This is going to be exciting. Stop setting for mediocrity.

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