It’s a popular verse, so commonly used (especially when talking about growth), but it is still the Word of God.
Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities.
There’s many aspects of athleticism and coordination I struggle with, but one in particular has always been flexibility. I was reminded of that tonight when Mel and I went to the same session at the gym which involved some stretching. She took the opportunity to prove how she is much more flexible then I am. With the entire gym on their backs, using a resistance band to pull their leg up to a 90 degree angle (stretching the hamstring), my technique looked more like a poor attempt at an interpretive dance then a stretch.
But there’s somethings I noticed:
- I’m more flexible then I used to be. Stretching often will do that.
- Stretching hurts.
- In the end, it makes me stronger and faster.
The same attributes of physically stretching our bodies relate in the same way to our minds, expectations and faith.
- The more we stretch ourselves, the more flexible it will be.
- It’s never easy. Getting out of our comfort zone, taking a risk, creating a new discipline – they all hurt.
- But once stretched we become stronger, faster and more agile.
Try something different. Even if it is just a small stretch.