God speaking through Isaiah the Prophet was telling the people of Israel to get ready for the growth and increase that was ahead in Isaiah 54:2:
"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.”
We need to prepare for our own growth. Just like the Israelites, we encounter trial and suffering where we have to come to an internal stance between us and God and decide ‘yes I will persevere’. There will come times where you may feel that God is stretching your tent curtains and lengthening your chords but zoom out and look at the bigger picture at what He is making your into.
God hasn’t called His people to smallness. He calls us to bigness! Receive stretching with joy and gladness! God is increasing your capacity for a reason. He is growing your character and spirit for a whole new season.