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“Use the capacity and talent given to you by God to go and subdue the world given to you by Him.”

Sunday Adelaja 


One of the biggest fears I have as I’m aging is not having enough energy to do what God has called me to do. I know in my head that whatever assignment God gives me, He will equip and supply me with what’s needed to fulfill it – including energy. My heart though, is slow in believing this. I’ve come to accept and appreciate that God has made me a “low capacity” woman, unable to juggle a lot at any given time.  


I’m sensing that what the Lord has ahead for me will require a greater capacity than what I currently possess. God encouraged me with these words: You’ll have it when you need it Norma. He reminded me of my concern when I was pregnant with our second born. I wondered if I’d have enough love for him as well as our first-born daughter. At that time, I believed I had a limited capacity to love, like I had only so much I could give away or share between the two of them. After our son was born, God surprised me by enlarging my capacity to love. Nothing subtracted from my love for Lindsay because God gave me additional love for David. God expanded what I thought I was capable of. 

A year and a half ago a friend prophesied that she saw “the Lord adding to me,” through word pictures – Him adding ingredients to a recipe and adding plants/flowers to a garden. She wondered if He was enlarging my capacity. I’m encouraged by Isaiah 54:2: “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” My tendency is to do the opposite, to hold back. 


I must believe that if God is enlarging my assignment, He will also provide a greater capacity to carry it. He promised me there will be such grace, ability, revelation, and wisdom and that my faith will arise to what He has up ahead for me. 

Rest assured, dear reader, God can and will expand your capacity to meet what He’s assigned to you! 


“The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours.”

John Piper 


Relevant Reflection: 

In what area do you need God to add to your capacity? Ask Him to expand your faith for it. 

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