When God wants you to grow, He makes you uncomfortable.
I used to hang from the monkey bars in 4th grade, hoping that the gravity would help me grow taller. I was always one of the smallest kids in my class, and I remember being slightly taller than my best friend, Sara M., who was 6 months younger than I. At night, I would put my arms over my head and stretch my legs, pointing my toes and command my body to grow longer. I remember complaining to my Mother that my legs hurt, and she would say, “Oh, that’s just growing pains. You must be growing.” I’d be so happy that I could possibly be getting taller. I’m still petite, I stand at 5’2″, but they say that the best gifts comes in small packages.
In the first trimester being pregnant with my Jenna, my second baby, my “rainbow baby” after having a miscarriage when my oldest, Chloe, was only 1 years old, I was so so sick, extremely tired, and anything and everything would make me gag with nausea. I welcomed it because it meant that my sweet little baby, was growing. I found comfort in being uncomfortable.
Facing challenges in my career this past year, has been incredibly frustrating and uncomfortable. I look at it now, that those bad experiences was preparing me for a big change. The above quote, truly resonated with me. Because, it’s so true. I needed to go through a season of trials and uncertainty, in order to prepare me for a blessing.
Being uncomfortable also pushed me in growing my business and developing my skills to be an entrepreneur and blogger. Meeting and talking with new people is always uncomfortable, but when you step outside of your comfort zone, you will be amazed at what you will learn!
Life is unpredictable. It changes with the seasons. Even your coldest winter, happens for the best of reasons. And thought it feels eternal, like all you’ll ever do is freeze, I promise spring is coming, and with it, brand new leaves. – EH
Change can be terrifying and beautiful all at the same time. Learning to trust during whatever season you may be in, know that there is a reason for all of it.
Photography by Taylor Elizabeth Photography, Houston, TX
Location: Frenetic Theatre, Downtown Houston, TX
Mural Art: Hummingbird Wall by StudioFlop