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I know that there are many of you who are just like I was. You will always find a way to convince yourself that you cannot do any better. The next time you have that thought, try dreaming bigger. When you dream bigger you grow bigger. Settling is easy, but growth requires hard work and determination. I received inspiration for this topic earlier this week. I was very shocked when I caught my 22 month old daughter pulling leftovers out of the trash. The moment I saw her reaching into the trash to pull out leftovers, I screamed “Hey what are you doing, you don’t have to eat out of the trash.” I said it with so much authority, because I knew that she deserved better than food that had been thrown into the trash. However, she was okay with it, because she did not know that her parents work hard every day to provide her with a better quality of life. She did not even know that she was settling for trash. At that very moment, I broke down in tears. I thought about how I had settled for trash for so many years. I thought about how God must have been observing me from heaven and wanting me to understand that I was settling for trash. For years, I settled for unhappiness, poor treatment, and low self-confidence. Are you settling for something in your life? Whatever you do, please do not settle for trash. You deserve better. You have what it takes to live a satisfying and fulfilled life. I challenge you to evaluate whether or not you are settling for less than you deserve. If you are settling, take action today. Until next week……

Dr. Jessica Houston

http://expectingvictory.com