" Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Europe was amazing. God is amazing. If you ever get the chance to travel do it!. Even if it is four hour road trip to a flat cornfield... Well that doesn't actually sound too good... Sounds like Iowa...
Anyway, two months later and Rachel and I are back home in MN. All moved in to our new home together. We finally feel like a married couple, because we finally have our own place, and bed, and plates and bowls... Rather than sleeping on strangers couches and spare bedrooms, or in a car for a week straight... The point is it is fun to finally be able to start fresh and settle in to our new lives.
But that whole theory made me realize: We should never settle. Never be comfortable with where we are or what we are doing. I am not saying to abandon your home and move from place to place and job to job every six months. I am saying, however, that we should continue to grow and improve in all aspects of our lives. There is always room for improvement. Even Michael Jordan, arguably the best basketball player ever, practiced and practiced and continued to perfect his game.
My goal in this new stage of life of "settling in", is to never settle in, but to press in and look to God for growth and guidance. What is my purpose in life? I don't know, but I do know it is not punching in nine to five and living for the weekend and vacation days... We are on this earth for a reason, to chase that reason and "path" is our calling in life. To live short of our full potential is to live short of all God has called you to be!
So please, settle in nothing, but continue to seek God's plan for you and love everyone as Christ loves you. Share the love!