Stretch To Success

Rubber bands come in different sizes and different colours and different shapes, but they all work on the same principle: they must be stretched to be effective. Like rubber bands, our personalities, talents and potentials are different; we’re also not effective unless we’re stretched. If you’re not stretching in your own personal walk with God and in your leadership abilities, then you’re not going to be able to be as effective for God as you really need to be.

Leonard Ravenhill relates that a group of tourists were in a village in Europe, and one of them asked an elderly villager, “Have any great men been born in this village?” The old man replied, “Nope, only babies.” Every person who has ever achieved anything had stretched for it. There’s no such thing as a self-made person; there’s no such thing as a person who comes into the world fully equipped…

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