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What’s needed to go to the next level? What tools will I need,  do I have what I need, what needs refining? This is a question which I’ve asked over numerous season of life.  Whether it’s because I’ve returned to study again! (I seem to love writing essays – its seems a little strange even to me😊) or because I’m starting a new work, ministry or life adventures.

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In times of expansion it’s easy to look at what we seem to be struggling and failing at – but there is also a whole other side to it. What about the excitement that underlies a time of expansion.  Sure, there can be plain tiredness and brain hurt, but there is also this drive, a push to achieve all that is laid out before you. It’s exciting and exhausting wrapped into one and it causes us to laugh and smile at the huge workload because we know that it’s being used to grow us unto the next season of life.

Did you know that you, yes you, can achieve so much more than you’ve ever given yourself credit for? You have this untapped potential! You are growing into an amazing person.  You have exponential potential, expansion is going to show your friends and family and maybe even you what you are made of! But, I know this for sure, God is never going to be surprised by the array of things you can achieve. You know it doesn’t matter now many times you’ve failed, quit or struggled with things in your life, because God sees the you, the real you are under all the junk, expectation you heap upon yourself and trials. You are valuable beyond compare!

It is God who I credit for an expansion season, because in my doubt, concern and worry- He simply says ‘I’ve got it covered!’. Without Him, I’d be a mess. I’ve no idea what comes next, but I know God goes with me and therefore the unknown is an adventure awaiting me. He goes with you too.

When life throws you a season of expansion, grab it with both fists, for you never know, the wonder you’ve always desired maybe just over the horizon.

Ps Erinruth Smith