I know, I know, the title is almost off-putting, but I'm on to something here.
When we settle with our current reality; our vocation that isn't quite what we dream of, or financial state, or attitude, or lack of date nights with our spouse, or impoverished faith... when we nestle in and pack down our bedding, we've settled. In most of these circumstances we could make a plan, envision a new future, shift our priorities, pray and instigate new habits and attitudes.
But we've settled in.
On the other hand, we have the opportunity every day to settle our plans. To position our values, goals and action steps into the most engaging arrangement for success. Establish order in our lives for the best chance of success.
For you that might mean working a job you don't like for a season as you save and pay off debt and develop your dream job on the side.
Or maybe you're slowly shifting your schedule to engage the family rhythm you dream of.
Or maybe you're finally pressing into that novel you've been planning on writing for a decade.
Whatever our current reality let's be sure to step back and take in the whole picture. Don't just settle in, settle on... Unless you're done growing, dreaming, dating your wife and simply discovering who God designed you to be and what adventures He has waiting, then by all means, settle in.