Hmmmm ... I am certainly being stretched at the moment - "good stretched" though. I am looking at my life and realising that staying in a comfort zone too long is actually quite uncomfortable - weird thought hey, but it is quite an epiphany for me today! I am ACTUALLY asking God (dare I say it out loud!!) to re-focus me ... even re-position me if necessary. Oh my word - that is a brave prayer. I know how much God likes to act on those prayers ... but the truth is ... I want to be re-positioned to be where He wants me to be serving and living most effectively. If I am to be so busy, I want to be busy with the things that give way to LIFE! Maybe that means to continue doing what I have been doing all this time ... but somehow in my heart I can already sense change.
Work-wise, I am stretching myself in training to facilitate new course material -both corporately and in a ministry outlet. I am learning new skills and feel so out of my depth at times, but what thrills me the most is to be around people who might not actually know the Lord - and for me to use that opportunity to portray God's glory (not necessarily through what I say but through how I live) excites me to the core. I have realised that as a Christian I have lived quite unbalanced for quite some time - always in Christian circles - but not in contact with those who so desperately need to meet their Savior. This is an area I know that God is giving me an opportunity to grow in this year.
How is God stretching you? Are you also seeking His re-direction? Let's encourage each other with our personal journeys with our awesome God!