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Stretching is necessary

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday to you all!

TFTD: Stretching is necessary

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

This morning I want to offer a little bit of encouragement to someone.  I don’t know who you are, but I know this word is for you.  Stretching is necessary to get to the next level.  There will be times when you need to stretch your faith, stretch your vision, stretch your resources, stretch your time, stretch your gifts and talents in order to get to the next level. 

The Lord has a plan for your life and in His plan He plans to prosper you and to give you a hope and a future, but that will not come by staying comfortable.  You will need to be stretched.  You have to stretch your way of thinking.  You have to look outside of what you are used to and embrace something different.  God is calling you to go higher, but He will need you to stretch!!!

When you stretch physically, you loosen up your muscles and increase your flexibility.  This flexibility allows you to reach further than you did before.  When you stretch spiritually, you loosen up your doubts and increase your faith and begin reaching new levels that you never thought you could.  Stretching is a necessary part of life and we need to embrace the temporary discomfort that will lead us to greater spiritual flexibility. 

God has placed something on your heart and you have been wondering how it will get done in your own strength, but I say don’t worry about the how, just get ready to be stretched to new levels.  Greater is coming.  Embrace the plan and stretch towards God’s face and watch Him blow your mind!

Have a blessed day!

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

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