Did you know that the hermit crab looks for a shell that fits him, then lives in it until he outgrows it? At that point he has to search along the ocean floor and find a bigger one; it’s a process that repeats itself throughout his entire life. Are you clinging to something that no longer fits you, just because it’s easy and familiar? David said, “You…freed me when I was hemmed in, and enlarged me when I was in distress.” Ps 4:1 Amp. To develop and grow you must be willing to move out of your comfort zone and deal with a little “distress.” What worked for you yesterday may not work for you today. Maybe it’s a job you’ve outgrown, a relationship you need to reexamine or a behavior you need to change. Regardless, of what it is, never become so “settled” that you can’t let go and move on when you need to. When God says it’s time to move on, it’s because there is a another shell out there that will fit you even better. But you can’t inhabit that new home until you vacate the old one. So, how about it? Are you ready for bigger things in 2012?
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