And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
God never wants us to settle for that which is less than His original plan for us but most often than not, we prefer to settle for less. God’s plan for you is to live in abundance, never in lack. God’s plan for you is that you should always have more than enough and to spare. God’s plan is not for you to be running your expenses on a tight budget. God’s plan is that you live in plenty, not in impoverishment.
In the Scripture above, God brought Lot and his family out of the land of Sodom and Gomorrah before He destroyed the cities, and told him (Lot) to escape to the mountain so they won`t be consumed. But Lot said, “I am sorry my Lord, that one is too big for me to handle. I just need a little place where we can manage for a while until this is over. If I go there, something bad might happen to me.” So, Lot obviously knew better than God, Who is the Omniscient, the All-knowing God, Who was in a greater position to him what to do and where to go. Like some people would do, Lot rather settled for something that was little, something he could easily control, what he could define with his senses. And guess what? God did not argue with Lot; He allowed him to go ahead with the choice he had made.
Wherever you have found yourself today is a function of the choices you made yesterday. Sometimes, people blame God for the situation they found themselves, meanwhile, it is possible they never sought for God’s direction or even if they did, they chose to follow what they thought was convenient for them, what they could take at the moment.
God is telling you go to the topmost top and you are telling Him, the topmost top is too high, I can’t get there. Can you just give me a more comfortable place, something small that I can handle? Lot said, “Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one…”so Lot was going for what was easy, what was near; the goal that seemed easily achievable. That was not God’s agenda for him; God’s agenda was something much bigger. Even so, God’s agenda for you is something much bigger; it is something beyond you and it will only take God to pursue and surmount it. Never settle for something less.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
OLD TESTAMENT: PSALM 38 – 40
NEW TESTAMENT: 1 CORINTHIANS 11