Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
Are You Tall Enough?
Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?
Matthew 6:27 (ASV)
Do not fret. It only causes harm.
Psalm 37:8 (NKJV)
On this side of Heaven, worries won't cease. When we focus on potential problems, Satan is happy to keep the list... l-o-n-g.

Wanna-be models worry if they're short. Wanna-be gymnasts worry if they're not.

God says don't worry about anything. He designed us to His perfecting specs. Our impossible dreams are His delight, as He makes a way for no-way winners.

At Shine, we've seen crazy-unlikely stars rise and shine beyond all expectations. Here's one reason:

They weren't worrying about anything. Instead, they kept their eyes looking ahead.

They kept believing their dreams would come true.
They kept practicing their industry skills.
They kept growing each of their talents.
They kept expanding important contacts.
They kept submitting and auditioning.
They kept pressing and pushing through trials.
They kept refusing the label: failure.
They kept speaking the most positive words.
They kept enjoying their wondrous journey.
They kept walking with great determination.

They fully believed their dreams would succeed, while mountains of obstacles disappeared.

Does every impossible dream come true? Yes! If the God-inspired dreamer holds the course. Earth's Master Timekeeper won't tell us when, nor reveal all the glorious details.

But He always rewards perseverance.

Therefore, don't fret about the narrow path, slim gate, far shot- or the smallest of odds. The impracticality of your hope is no challenge for your mighty Father. He sent His Son, Jesus, to seal the deal.

So when worry comes knocking at your door, don't answer. If he catches you off guard, send the demon back to his home in hell.

And always remember your home in Christ.

He's the model height no human can reach. But when He came down, He lifted us up. Through Him, we will always be... tall enough.

## Are You Tall Enough?

NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Are You Tall Enough? series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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