Cara Wood was only 17 when she worked as a waitress at a local restaurant near Cleveland, Ohio. She was hard worker, bright, and cheerful. One day a customer came in whose name was Bill Cruxton. Bill, a widower with no children, went to the restaurant every day for his meal. He always sat in Cara’s section and, after a while, took a liking to her. He said that if he had had any grandkids, they would have been just like her. Bill and Cara became fast friends and Cara even helped him around the house and ran errands for him.
At the age of 82, when Bill died, he made sure Cara was the only beneficiary of his half-a-million-dollar estate. Cara was able to pay off her college education and went on to make a living by investing the inheritance.
Friend, just like Cara, God has increase, promotion, and means for you that you do not know of.“May the LORD cause you to flourish, both you and your children” (Psalm 115:14 NIV). See, it is God’s plan to increase you. But you have to believe and embrace it. Just because you don’t see a way doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have a way. Simply thank God that promotion is coming, healing is coming, wealth is coming, and salvation and deliverance are coming for your family.
The 1960 Summer Olympics were held in Rome, Italy. 20-year-old Wilma Rudolph made history by winning three gold medals in track and field. People lovingly nicknamed her “The Tornado” – the fastest woman on earth. Wilma was acclaimed to fame but her life didn’t start off that way. She was born prematurely at only 4.5 pounds and the 20th of 22 siblings. At the age of four, Wilma contracted severe polio. Doctor told her parents that she would never walk again. She spent two years bedridden.
With the help of a special leg brace and a shoe Wilma learned how to walk again. At the age of 11, without her parents’ knowledge, she began to take off her leg brace and play with other children. Her passion was running. One day she caught the eye of a coach from Tennessee State University. He invited her to try out for the team. Wilma not only qualified for the team but, at just 16 years old, went on the win a bronze medal in the 1956 Olympics. Four years later, Wilma Rudolph became an international sensation by winning three gold medals!
Let’s not limit God. If anybody could have made excuses, it should have been Wilma. But she didn’t and neither should we. Wilma remained willing and open to new possibilities. Her faith was so strong that she defied medical science! Friend, you too were created for more. If you stay in faith, you will climb new heights and go on to make history!
Today, I encourage you to stir up the dreams God has put in your heart. Don’t say, “Can God?”Instead say, “God can!” Jesus said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” (Luke 18:27). I pray and declare that your best days are still out in front of you. With God’s help, you will climb to the pinnacle of your success. God is with you and more importantly, He is for you. You are created for more!