One of the many definitions for the word STRETCH is “a difficult or demanding task”.
Now you ask what is this all about? Here’s a brief history.
My husband who is now deceased was diagnosed with colon cancer in February of 2004. From that devastating visit to the doctor’s office when we were given that diagnosis I felt our lives were about to change in areas we were not ready for. This was uncharted territory but I knew I had to trust God.
God reminded me of an article I wrote in October 1999 entitled Yet Will I Trust Thee.
Below is an excerpt from that article:
God has a plan for your life even when there is doubt on your part. Because of my lack of faith I was forced to deal with some issues, which I had tucked away in a hidden closet in my heart. Suddenly, I could sense my Spirit man standing tall. Things did not bother me. Situations did not overcome me. People did not bother me. Praise began to take on a new meaning. God had me to look around at nature. He asked me if I doubted the changing of the seasons or foliage? I did not doubt it. I just knew it would happen. I finally understood! God had gotten through to me! How do I know that God will handle all things? I JUST KNOW IT!
So now what is STRETCH all about?
On November 2, 2005 I was awaken at 2:30 A.M. by God. I lay there waiting for whatever He wanted to say to me. With pad and pen in hand I wrote the the word STRETCH. That’s it God? STRETCH? Now what? He had me to write Standing Tall Reaching Every Task Christ Has.
WOW! Standing Tall Reaching Every Task Christ Has. What did God want me to do with this? I tried sharing this in the weeks and months that followed but God let me know it was not time.
Now it’s time!
- If you are feeling overwhelmed with life read on.
- If you have too much on your proverbial “plate” read on.
- If your “to do” list continues to grow read on.
- If you are ready to give up read on.
Whatever your “IF” may be, YES you are being STRETCHED! YES you do have great demands placed on you! YES God knows this. You are not in this alone. When you think you cannot be STRETCHED any further remember this:
God knows you better than you know yourself. He knows what you are made of and He knows how far you can be STRETCHED so…. Stand Tall and Reach Every Task Christ Has given to you.
You’ve been commissioned!
Matthew 28: 18-20 (NLT)
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”