Bigger and Better: Am I settling for less in life?
In college I played a game called “Bigger and Better”. The goal of the game was to drive around from business to business asking if they had an item they were willing to give up for free that was bigger or better than what we currently had. We all started the game off with nothing and had to return at the scheduled time with our final item. Some of the items brought back were amazing! (a big screen TV and a neon Pac Sun sign topped the list!)
Sometimes life can be like a game of Bigger and Better. It can be tempting to settle down into our routine and think “This is just the way life is so I need to suck it up, keep my head down, and plow forward.” But is that what God wants for us? Does He want us to walk drudgingly through life, settling for something less than our best?
Look at what CS Lewis, in his sermon entitled “The Weight of Glory” says about our desires and our focus.
“If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
Too often that is me! I need to remind myself of Psalm 16:11 where it says “there is fullness of joy; at