God May Use Distress to Expand Your Influence
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I might not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10
The story of Jabez is one of a man who wanted his influence to be enlarged. God can stretch you, as well.
If you ask that God enlarge your influence, be aware of this: In Psalm 4:1, the psalmist says that God enlarged him when he was “in distress.” You can expect that God may use distressing circumstances to do that in you. And the pain will be worth it all.
When God enlarges you, He does so to fill you with more of Himself. Don’t be satisfied with God only filling a small place if God wants to fill a larger place.
Are you ready to say, “God I want more. I want You to enlarge my territory. I don’t want just a blessing. I want a blessing indeed”? We need to pray big prayers to a big God.
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