[x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″]It really bothers me when things linger, unsettled. Unsettled issues have a way of hanging over your head, creating frustration as you wait for something to be completed. For example, if you have ever had any legal matters to deal with, there is something wonderful about the matter getting settled. It causes pressure to lift from you. This is also true with financial issues, family issues, work related issues, and so on.[/x_custom_headline]
Whether you know it or not, there are some things that have already been settled by God, and He considers them to be done deals. In fact, His part in the deal is irrevocable. He will never go back on His Word.
However, these things may not have been settled with you, and that is what is holding things up. So the problem isn’t on the sending end, it is on the receiving end.
Let me show you what I mean by looking at this verse below.
[x_blockquote cite=”Psalm 119:89 KJV” type=”left”]“For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”[/x_blockquote]
For such a small verse, this one is absolutely power-packed. Let me take a moment to explain exactly what this verse is telling us. This verse is saying that as far as God is concerned, every single promise He has made to us that we can find in the Bible, has already become a settled matter from Heaven’s prospective. And it is settled forever, meaning that God will never, ever change His mind about it!
In other words, God already considers it done. So then, it is just a matter of you and me settling what He promised us in His Word in our own hearts, and then releasing our faith in that promise. But if what He declares as already settled isn’t something that you have determined to be settled as far as you are concerned, and if you are not fully persuaded that what God promised belongs to you is already yours by faith, then you will never have it.
So the point is, in the same way that God has settled it, you will have to settle it, too. You will have to take God at His Word to the point that your circumstances, your emotions, the gymnastics your mind will begin going through, do not move you off of the promise. Settle it once and for all that what God promised is your, is really and truly yours. And to be clear, you will have to do this before you will ever receive those things God promised you in His Word.
This is exactly what Abraham and Sarah had to do when God promised to give them a baby when He was one hundred years old, and Sarah was ninety, and had been barren her entire life. They had to take the Word of God, the promise He had made to them, and settle it in their own hearts to ever receive a manifestation of what God promised to them. And you will have to do the exact same thing.
[x_blockquote cite=”Romans 4:17-21 KJV” type=”left”]“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”[/x_blockquote]
Once you’ve settled it, even though you may be tempted to think thoughts contrary to the promise, (and you will be tempted to do that), it is much less difficult to control your mind than before you settled it.
Once you’ve settled it, even though you may be tempted to speak words that contradict the promise, (and you will be tempted to do that), it is much less difficult to control your mouth than before you settled it.
And once you’ve settled it, your expectations will completely change. You will no longer be sitting around calculating the odds as to how things will turn out. Instead, you expect nothing less than what the Lord Jesus has already settled in Heaven forever.
And once you’ve settled the matter as God already has, then you will face today, tomorrow, and all the days moving forward with a glad heart, rejoicing in the goodness of the Lord in your life. This verse below describes exactly what I mean.
[x_blockquote cite=”Proverbs 15:15 AMP” type=”left”]“All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].”[/x_blockquote]
If you are still vacillating on whether or not what God promised you in His Word is true or not, then as far as you are concerned, it’s not settled yet. So I want to encourage you to do something about that, today. Settle it! And by doing so you will experience the peace of God like never before.
So, settle it.