MEDIOCRE

 

  There's this thing that has been on my mind for a minute. I have thought on it,meditated on it and have come to a conclusion. After careful thought I have determined that it is not easy being mediocre.

  Yes, I said NOT.

  You see out of my own frustrations of falling, of failing, of not being where I want to be, I had to take a hard look at what it would take for me to be mediocre. I had to see if it would be easier for me to settle for less and not go through the struggle of wanting more, of being more. I needed to know what it would take for me to just be mediocre. In all honesty it would take a lot of work. Now I know that's not what we have been told, that in order to be mediocre all you have to do is nothing. But, I need you to hear me out and let me make my case.

  I submit that it takes work to be mediocre. In order to be mediocre I would have to work  at not having a dream, at not being a dreamer. I would have to put in my mind that I am less than who I am, and that's it's okay to be mediocre. I would have to work at convincing myself that I am not able to do no more than just enough to get by.

  I would have to work at believing that all that God has for me to do is to live and die. To be mediocre I would have to have no faith that God has a plan for me to contribute and distribute to others what He has given me.

  In hindsight because we know the end of the story, it is easy to chastise those in the exodus from Egypt who wanted to go back and be slaves again. They did not know it would be that hard to get to what was promised, but they knew what to expect in Egypt no matter how harsh. Now they would have to work at being less than what they were. They would have to put in their minds that it was okay to be less than what they were. They would have had to convince themselves that being mediocre was okay. That takes work, convincing yourselve that you are less than what you are.

  After careful consideration I looked closely at what it would take for me to be mediocre, what it would do to me mentally. I have  studied the pros and the cons and have come to this conclusion.

  I would rather struggle for more than settle for less. I could'nt live with myself any other way. I don't want to say, "What if" because I did'nt do all I could to be all I know God wants me to be.

  I would rather struggle for more than settle for less.

  I would rather struggle for more than settle for less.

                                       Reginald

                                 Ephesians 3:20,21

 

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    I can truly relate to what you are saying. To me settling for less is like just being satisfied with good when great is within your reach. We know that good is greats worst enemy. We must use all the gifts that God has given us to the best of our ability and allow God to give the increase. No, we will not settle for less!

    I can truly relate to what you are saying. To me settling for less is like just being satisfied with good when great is within your reach. We know that good is greats worst enemy. We must use all the gifts that God has given us to the best of our ability and allow God to give the increase. No, we will not settle for less!

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