Friday, August 17, 2012
Five Minute Friday ~ Stretch
I'm participating in Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo of Gypsy Mama. We write for five minutes flat on a word that she gives us each week.
Our word for this week is ...STRETCH
I don't like being stretched. I tend to stay in my comfort zone. It hurts when I am being stretched.
I recently tore my rotator cuff. That's what I get for lifting heavy garbage bags and heaving them into the garbage dumpster with one hand. My left shoulder suffered the consequences to the point where it was hard to sleep at night. My shoulder would ache. I couldn't reach back with my arm.
I am almost finished with two months of Physical Therapy. And believe me ...I've been stretched.
I learned that the muscles around my shoulder needed to be strengthened. I had to build them up. I also had to stretch out my shoulder muscles. The whole process was painful. But I am now sleeping through the night. I can actually reach back with my arm. I have almost no pain.
I realize that in my life I need to go through some stretching to move forward.
God has a plan for my life.
If I stay complacent and in my comfort zone, I may miss out on all He has planned for me.
So I give in to His stretching. At times it is painful. But I know it's for my good and His glory.
Are you allowing God to stretch you?
Blessings and love,