Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are having a Blessed day today! I was able to get my spreaker episode about expansion out yesterday, but I wanted to add a few additional thoughts here as well. As I mentioned on the podcast, the idea of expansion is largely about being able to enlarge our spiritual territory and, at least for me, this has involved a process of spiritual weight lifting. I have had to face fears as well as deal with outside spiritual forces resisting and opposing the will of God in my life. It has not been easy at all, however I have seen some rewarding progress, and I hope and pray that if you have been going through something similar to me, that you have seen some progression as well!
I hope you have been seeing new strengths emerging for you, especially in areas where you might have felt particularly weak or atrophied. The process of transition itself has involved for me the uncomfortable feeling of being stretched by God, sometimes far beyond what I felt were my natural capacities! This process has inevitably brought out fears within me, some that I was not even aware I had! It has also brought out insecurities, and touched on areas where I had a distrust of God. However, as I was being stretched and often to what felt like my breaking point, I now realize that all that stretching and resistance has produced a deeper capacity for me to expand outward in ways I don’t think I could have before!
I have also noticed a new and more flexible shift in my perspective that I believe is a fruit of God pruning away old things that were not allowing me to more readily and easily embrace new ways of seeing things, or at least enabling me to not resist some of the ideas and new direction I feel God is giving me…things that in the past season I might have rejected. Through this progression, and subsequent perspective shift, I am now starting to feel some genuine excitement about how certain projects are coming together, and even though the beginnings might be small, I can still feel how they are moving and growing little by little, especially as I am hopefully not resisting the process of new growth and expansion! May we all keep moving forward by the grace of God into all that He is calling us to, after all expansion is all about moving into our inheritance!