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Learning to stretch…..

August 17, 2012

 

 
It's as if God is the coach and I am the trainee and the one thing he pounds into my head is the NEED to stretch.
 
The need to go beyond my comfort zone where things are hard and sticky and downright unpleasant, and allow him to pull, to twist, and to stretch me beyond what I think I can handle.
 
 

and just when I think I can't handle anymore, he stretches me and shows me that by stretching, I am preparing myself—He is preparing me— to become strong.

 

The stretching isn't easy. I hate it at times. It's tiring and it wears me out to where I'm bone tired.

 

And yet, I'm getting strong. I am strong enough now to see Him in a light that I didn't see Him in a year ago, and I love what I see.

 

Instead of fighting the stretching, I am learning to let him have his way….I am learning that He knows what's best and that all this stretching makes me more like him…..and that, my friend, is my ultimate goal.

 

** I'm linking up for five minute Friday and today's word prompt is: stretch.

 

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  1. August 17, 2012 6:41 am

    Oh, how I know that feeling – of stretching beyond your comfort. Those times when you just can’t take another moment, they are painful, but they are where He is working overtime!

    Very nice, thank you!!!

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