Enlarge the place of your tent,
and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;
do not hold back; lengthen your cords
and strengthen your stakes.”
We all want to BE that guy – the one who has overcome and is “on the other side”. The one who has been through life and is now enjoying the fruit of their labour. Hardly any of us want to BECOME that guy. Becoming means going through, enduring, growing and enlarging. It’s the stretching, challenging, obeying, faith-building that separates the dreamers from the “be”ers.
So how do we become? How do we enlarge and occupy new territory? It’s actually not a complex process. It’s simple. And like most things in life, it requires walking closely with Jesus in order for it to happen. You know those moments when the Holy Spirit speaks to you, and in His loving, gentle way points out an attitude, behaviour or mindset that He’s not pleased with and He wants to change?
It really is that simple. Obey the Holy Spirit. Don’t do what He’s asking you not to do, and do what He’s asking of you. Every time.
When you walk in obedience, essentially you’re taking your stake out of the ground, reaching out beyond your current territory, and victoriously placing the stake back in the ground, enlarged, and now possessing new territory.
Take a moment and dream with Holy Spirit about this year. What territory is currently just out of your reach that can be in your possession by the end of this year? Lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes, and get ready to enlarge the place of your territory.