God will never give you more than you can handle, I can’t tell you how many times I hear that and it always makes me cringe. I completely disagree with this. Sure, it sounds good but the reality is that it’s just not true. I would dare to say the opposite is true, God always gives us more than we can handle. He does this because when we are in this place we can only do one thing and that is rely on Him to show up. To be honest, I think we live most of our lives in a place of either “I can do everything on my own” or “God has to show up or everything is about to fall to pieces”. There are many times in the Bible that when God showed up to do something great the people didn’t have everything they needed, hardly anything at all! The reason behind this is because God wants to put us in a position where unless He shows up, it is absolutely impossible and a miracle is our only option. If God does it then there is no way we can take credit for it. The problem most people have today is that we think spiritual maturity is getting to a place where we have everything we need to be able to make it happen but true maturity is when we rely on God more to show up and realizing we cannot do it without Him. If you are living in a place where you think you have enough of what you need then you aren’t living God sized dreams. God sized dreams are always going to stretch you and challenge you. Think about when God told Noah to build a boat when he had never even seen rain before. How crazy does that seem! He gave him exact details of what it should like down to every animal that should get on the boat. I don’t know about you but that would be more than I could handle! Yet, even though God gave him more than he could handle, He equipped him in the process. God always equips us when we say yes! Yes, it may start out that we have more than we can handle but the moment we say yes God gives us the supernatural ability to do all that He has called us to do. If God has called you to it, He will equip you for it! Too often, we get stuck in this mindset that if God gives us what we can handle then I have to wait until I have everything in place before I do what God has called me to do. The truth is every person in the Bible that did something great for God had to have God show up! And did He show up, blessing upon blessing!! God gives us what He can handle because His provision is more than enough and His grace is more than enough!! He gives us what He can handle, not what we can! Instead of saying God I can’t do this, look towards Heaven and say that God I know that when I don’t have enough, you do! Friend, God will never give you what you can handle, only what He can!!

XO