As I sat with the Lord today He began speaking to me about a stretching that many of His people are facing. This stretching has happened on many different levels. Many are feeling an intense shaking happening at the moment. The Lord is using it all to stretch His people. The stretching and the shaking is requiring deeper levels of trust in Him and surrender to His perfect glorious ways and timing.
Don't misunderstand the stretching that many of you are feeling for having done something wrong, or missing something. The Lord is stretching His people right now into deeper levels of trust and dependence in Him because He is bringing a divine upgrade.
As I worshipped the Lord and heard the words "I have stretched you to upgrade you", I saw the people of God "growing up". Growing up into what He is releasing. Growing up further into maturity. Growing up further into giftings, anointings and callings. Growing up into revelation. A growing maturity of dependence on Him, maturity of trust in Him, maturity of surrender, maturity of character and integrity, maturity of gifting, maturity of sensitivity to His Spirit and His leading.
What the Lord is doing and releasing in your life may feel bigger than you could ever imagine. There may be fear all around. There may be insecurity all around. What He is doing in your life may be a mystery. What circumstances are going on or the opposition or curveballs that have been thrown at you may be discouraging and perplexing because of the lack of breakthrough. WHATEVER it is you are facing, new opportunities, trial, opposition, struggle, incredible breakthrough, WHATEVER you are facing, the Lord is using IT ALL to bring a STRETCHING, but NOT for your HARM, for your GOOD. He is stretching you because He is bringing an UPGRADE and INCREASE into your life while growing you up further into maturity in Him. In the shifting and in the shaking, in the stretching the Lord is bringing the roots of His people DEEPER into His love and revelation of His GOODNESS.
He is upgrading us as His people as we give Him our YES! We are being positioned for more. Don't view the stretching as a bad thing, He is stretching to bring upgrade! Making room for the NEW!
You are being positioned and led into MORE!! Encounters with His heart, favour, breakthrough, seeing the power of God flow in and through you, provision and increase, but moving into the MORE with DEEPER ROOTS and GREATER MATURITY and DEPENDENCE on Him in new and fresh ways.
This is the season to step out further than you have ever been and encounters with His heart, the beautiful heart of Jesus await you at every step. You do not move out ill-equipped, but you move out from the place of encounter with Him that will cause you to fly.
He is building strength in Him in you to last the distance! The stretching is the preparation and pathway for the imminent promotion, upgrade and increase of favour. Embrace it! What He wants to do and is doing right now as we say YES to the stretching is building what is needed to not only remain in the breakthrough but continue to go from strength to strength, from glory to glory in it with great momentum overflowing from the place of intimacy with Him. Deeper roots in intimacy with Him to be able to carry and sustain and flourish in the abundance He is releasing and entrusting His people with that are staying nestled in His heart.