One thing I didn’t expect to come along with breast cancer was an EXPANDING waistline. Yes, I’m gaining weight, ugh. At least my doctor told me that can be normal. Honestly, I was hoping to lose a few pounds during this process. Problem is, there are few things that sound good to eat and the ones that do are not necessarily on the “diet list”. I’ve had decide that a few extra unwanted pounds will not steal my joy!
Thankfully my waistline isn’t the only thing EXPANDING. My spirit is EXPANDING at an even greater rate than my body. But, it’s a good thing. My ability to fight the good fight of faith has definitely expanded. More than that I’m asking the Lord for more. I want Him to increase my capacity, to expand my capacity for more of Him. I want Him to expand my vision for what He has for my life (I can think so small compared to Him).
One of my favorite preachers, Rick Renner, recently said this, “As long as we think we can handle something by ourselves, we will be limited to our own ability. But when we realize that our new assignment in life is just too big to handle by ourselves, then we have no choice but to move beyond ourselves and into another dimension — into the dimension of God Himself.”
I want my thinking to be EXPANDING to something greater than myself. When we can take our eyes off ourselves and look at the bigger picture, we can see that no matter what things look like now, God has a plan – for each of us! A plan so big we can’t see it with our “tiny” vision, that is why we need to expand.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (AMP) “But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny].”
My prayer today is that even though I may be going through a battle right now, I want my heart to be EXPANDING so I can see more of Him and what He as in store for me.
Love you more than having a good reason to not be on a diet,