Picture the last time you touched your toes. You know that feeling that hurts a little but you know it’s good for you? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling not just a little stretched right now but a lot stretched. At one point just yesterday, I really wanted to scream to the top of my lungs out of frustration. Maybe I shouldn’t admit that to you but it’s true. I had to reach down deep and grab some patience, peace and joy and doing so kept me from a moment of cray cray I almost yielded to. That’s how it works, guys. When we train our spirit, we can in those moments, choose to yield to stress and worry, or peace and joy. Not that I always yield to the right thing but I am here to tell you, it was a moment that I chose to lean into the stretch and it kept me from breaking. You can do that, too!
Stretching after we exercise actually prevents injury. When we choose to be flexible in this time which we must choose to do for it to go well for us, we won’t break.
Ask God how He is asking you to lean into the stretch and let Him stretch you like in Isaiah 54 where He talks about how we need to stretch the curtains and lengthens the chords of our tents and strengthen our stakes. He says do not spare. So it isn’t a time to shrink back but for us to enlarge who He is calling us to be. He wants to help us grow during this time & prevent us from “injury”. When we stretch, our muscles lengthen so if you are hurting a little right now or even a lot, just keep stretching and you are going to look back and see that God has worked in your life and helped you grow like never before!
I’m praying this over you: nothing broken, nothing missing, completely whole and happy, the blessed life. Though I realize there may be loss we are experiencing, and in that loss, that God will restore to you all that has been stolen and that His comfort will sustain you.
PS….this past week Love ANYWAY launched and is on Amazon now and still available on AdrienneCooley.com The course is also available! Check them out and join in the fun! Thank you to everyone who already joined the course and got the book.
PSS….TERRI SAVELLE FOY will be with me this Wednesday on my new Woman Crush Wednesday! We will be on Facebook Live at 9am Central. Don’t miss it. It’s gonna be so fun!