Build now for later
Expansion is something we can all seek. We want to increase our effectiveness, expand our future. We may pray for more opportunity, to take new ground. God wants to give us increase. Yet like every good parent he wants the growth you gain to be the growth you keep. He wants his kids to grow in strength not just height. He wants our lives to increase not just in opportunity but more importantly in maturity. Whenever growth and expansion comes it will create a stretch in our lives. It will stretch our attitudes, discipline, mindset and willingness. The stretch of expansion also exposes what is often hidden within us. Ambition, pride, hurt, wrong motives, insecurity, jealously are all revealed in the intensity of increase.
The apostle Paul told Timothy, growth is coming so you need to get ready and build your life, deal with your inner world. Jesus told his disciples before you go out you need to look within, he challenged their priorities, rebuked their unbelief and questioned at times their motives. When Noah was told a flood was coming he had to first build an arc. We like Noah need to know how to build for the future. We need a life that can handle the coming rain. We need to build now what will help secure our future later. It’s hard to build when your not even sure what’s coming. But it’s better to build a life now for increase than get to a place where the increase sinks you. So where can you get in shape before the stretch. Don’t wait until the door opens to get your shoes. Don’t wait for your moment before you deal with your motive. Work it out now, work out the negativity, envy, doubt.
Don’t allow expansion to expose you, but rather let its pending arrival propel your preparation…
Just some thoughts from here!