Most people don’t think about this...by Holly Lanesmith
I think a lot of people have the wrong idea of growth...
Perhaps that sounds wrong of me to say... but in all honesty, growth is a process, and one not many understand. I know that I— for a long time— had the wrong idea about what can take place during stages of the growth process.
So, can I just share something about the growth that perhaps we all need to be reminded of?
Growth is a process with highs and lows. That’s right- highs and lows.
One idea I’ve learned and am passionate about teaching is this: the truth is not always in the appearance of things.
Just because you aren’t gaining instant results doesn’t mean you aren’t growing inside. Perhaps the conditions and circumstances around you would indicate that everything is going wrong… perhaps what’s going on around you is affecting you inside.
Even when life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, it doesn’t mean great things can’t happen within you. And it also doesn’t mean great things won’t happen around you.
How easy is it to allow the turmoil in our lives to destroy our inner peace?
Just think about how easy it is for a bad day to rob us of our joy. It can make us feel like we aren’t where we want to be on our journey. And maybe that’s true, but just remember that growth begins within.
I want to encourage you if you’re going through a difficult season right now. Just remember to consider the Law of Gender. According to the Law of Gender (one of the Universal Laws of Creation), everything goes through an incubation period.
Think of a plant that hasn’t spurred from the soil just yet. There’s still growth taking place under the ground— it just hasn’t exactly broken through the dirt yet. And remember, right before it breaks through, it is met with resistance.
Perhaps you feel like you’re being met with a lot of resistance lately.
I want to encourage anyone who feels like they’re going through a difficult season right now but is trying their best to grow, nonetheless.
Don’t let what’s going on around you discourage you from pushing forward.
I believe there are great things in store for you ahead, even if you can’t see it taking place yet.
I actually touched a bit more on this topic last Saturday when answering one of your questions in our Fully Resourced series. If you happened to miss it, you can click here to watch the replay of that episode.
Before I go, I also want to invite you to join me this Saturday as I teach a new lesson in our Fully Resourced Series, where I help you take the next steps on your journey of growth.
You can join me on the Empowered Living page this Saturday at 9:30 am (ET), right here.>> www.facebook.com/empoweredlivingcommunity