Failure makes you stronger.

Have you ever pushed the limit? Put in the work, seen the progress, and done something you didn’t think you could do? If not, let me tell you, it feels so good! Since I started working out again (after a 15 year hiatus!), I have seen great increases in the amount of weight I can move. The interesting thing about lifting weights is that you will never know how much you can lift until you push yourself beyond what you think you can do or what you have done in the past.

What I am learning is that when I push myself to the limits of my capabilities, I am forced to trust God more with every moment, decision, and step. When I am cruising through life doing just what I know I can do there isn’t a lot of room for God to work. Sure He is still working – I’m still living and breathing – but am I really living my life to its full potential? Am I just existing or am I thriving? Am I really trusting God or am I just trusting my abilities?

Spend some time today praying and asking God to show you some areas in your life where you need to reach a new level. Ask God to stretch you and push you out of your comfort zone.

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