I think I’m having growing pains and I learned this because…
I finally journaled.
I know that may sound awful. I’m supposed to be WAY MORE intentional than that. I should have an extensive prayer/journal/awesome reflection routine – well, if I’m being honest, I basically suck at it a ton of the time!
But that’s okay, because guess what?!
1. God loves me anyway
2. It makes me way more real and relatable (at least that’s what I like to tell myself.)
Want to know the coolest part(s)?
I remembered why I need to journal more…
This was not some sort of marathon journaling session. In fact, my former self would be ashamed by the short amount of time I spent letting the pen just flow on the paper, half focusing on the words, half letting them come out. But time is more precious these days than it was during the days when- well quite honestly- I didn’t have as much to do.
I learned something about myself…
I learned today that I’m growing and more than just my pant size (thank goodness!) I learned that I’m actually growing personally, spiritually, emotionally…all that non-fiction and prayer and reflecting (or that little amount) is ACTUALLY paying off.
I also learned that there is a reason they talk about growing pains, both the physical and the metaphorical ones. It’s hard to grow. It can feel super awkward, uncomfortable, and downright scary because we know who we were and it can be hard to be okay with who we’re about to become.
I mean, damn, we don’t even know that person yet.
I learned something about you, too…
Creepy, right? I’m like that. Ha. But really, I learned that whatever nudge you feel you have, that nudge is often coming from God. You know the one, that little voice saying you need to remember to….
call your mom
take a walk
So take a minute and listen and see what happens.
I don’t know what it is for you exactly, but you do!