A Standard

Have you ever been told that you think you’re “too good”? Have you ever been told that you’re “too much”? Have you ever been told that your standards are too high? Have you been there? I know I have, and I’d assume a lot of you have, too.

Yesterday over brunch, my sister and I were having a conversation and she said something along the lines of “at first, I was wondering if my standards were too high, but I remembered the Lord’s promise to me…to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that I could ever ask or think. That means he’ll do MORE than what I’m asking for (Ephesians 3:20), so how can my standards be too high?” …A MESSAGE in and of itself! A standard is a level of quality or attainment. That means that your standards are the level of quality you require. And if God is able to EXCEED your standards…EXCEED what you desire…EXCEED what you could ask for or think…what is too high?

Why are we told that having standards is considered a bad thing, and that we have to lower them to bring and keep the right people in our lives? Let me tell you something: you’re 100% allowed to have standards. High ones at that, because you don’t deserve mediocrity, just okay, or decent. You deserve the best. Don’t apologize for or lower your standards. Because those who really love you and want to be in your life will rise up and meet them. And honestly, if people don’t want to rise up and meet those standards then that’s fine, let them stay where they’re at. But their unwillingness to rise to the occasion doesn’t mean you’re not worth it.

Is it a bad thing to be good? To want good? To be amazing? To want amazing? To have morals and goals? NO, IT ABSOLUTELY IS NOT! There is nothing wrong with wanting the best for yourself. You should want the best for yourself. So please, don’t ever settle for anything less than that.



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