Growing Pains SUCK.

“Something will grow from all that you are going through and it will be you.”

-Toby Mac

I love this quote because I believe this 100 percent. I look back at my life this far and every hardship, tragedy or hard to deal with moment has grown me like the wildflowers grow in the spring across the desert in the valley of the sun.

However, why does growing feel so hard?

Why does it hurt sometimes especially if it is good for us?

I think back when I was little and I vividly remember waking in the middle of the night screaming because my legs hurt so bad. My Mom would rub them and say “it’s okay they are growing pains and your body is growing and it gets achy.”

I think that is life.

I think we get achy, run down, discouraged and sad when our growth hurts. Looking back, when were young and our bodies were literally growing we had to go through the hurt to reach our height, our weight, our adult being.

Same goes for our internal growth. We have to go through the achiness to get to our true state of living free, living as YOU were meant to live.

The way God intended your presence to be here on earth. The way He wants to use you while He has you here.

Internal growth spurts are challenging. It hurt and it was hard and I wanted children’s Tylenol to help ease the pain.

I worked through it.

I saw a therapist.

I put God first and pursued Him actively.

I am still working on a lot of inside stuff and I think I will never stop until the day I am called back home to Him. I know the feeling now. It won’t be easy everyday but where I am today is a hell of a lot better than where I was last year.

I want that for you.

I want you to grow, evolve and lean into the pain of growth as it will serve you so well when you see where you are headed and the potential inside of you if you let this happen.

Don’t be ashamed. Everyone grows at a different pace. Like the girl in grade school that got her period before you...or boobs before you...yes, see, we all grow differently.

So, today, I am here to remind you if you feel stuck, if you are hurting, if you feel like you are going to be this way forever, you are will grow from this.

You will nourish your soul with good things today to help you move through the pains.