When God begins to stretch you spiritually, it can be quite uncomfortable at first. Amongst all the other pressures of life, it seems like another burden added onto your shoulders. But as you surrender to God’s instruction, you notice that your capacity has nearly doubled.
In Isaiah 48:5, it says that God announces His plans in advance. It is through these announcements, that God prepares you for what’s to come. He can announce His plans directly, or He can use His instructions to hint at them.
By God instructing you to stretch, He’s revealing that something great is en route to you. Don’t get so lost in the stretching that you miss what that stretching is preparing you for. No matter how uncomfortable it can get, you must trust that He is preparing you for greater.
“Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities.”
Isaiah 54:2-3 NLT
Song(s) Meditation: Comfort Zone by Marvin Sapp
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What is “the stretching” preparing you to receive?