Topic: It’s Time to Stretch [Joyce Meyer’s Devotional Monday June 11, 2018]
For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good—whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit). Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it, and let him do right. Let him search for peace…and seek it eagerly…. — 1 Peter 3:10-11 (AMPC)
Stretch means “extended; exerted to the utmost.” When you follow God into something new in your life, you may feel stretched.
Perhaps you receive a job promotion, and you know you don’t have all the natural skills and knowledge you need to do the new job well.
Then you become worried because you think you’re in over your head.
The job may be over your head, but it’s not bigger than God. If He leads you into it, He will help you fulfill the responsibilities that go with it. God’s power and presence enable us to do things we can’t do on our own.
It’s important to remember God is on your side as you go into new situations, because fear and doubt will always be lying in wait to try to keep you from following Him.
Don’t let those things hold you back. Remember that God is with you and He’s bigger than any problem you may face.
Don’t be afraid to stretch your faith because it will give you greater capacity to fulfill your God-given potential.
Prayer Starter: Father, help me to lean on You and walk forward with faith when I feel “over my head.” Help me to stretch and be all that I can be in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.