Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. - Arnold Bennett
The process of growth and discovery is laden with struggles and discomfort. Earlier this week I experienced a moment where I went back to my old thoughts and feelings. In an instant, I was consumed by my past mistakes and feeling of unworthiness. I was feeling like a failure and unworthy of any goodness in my life. My past struggles haunted me and I felt like I had accomplished nothing. I felt suck on a page from my past and unable to move on.
As we grow and change, sometimes there will be moments where we feel like we took a step backwards. Moments where we feel hopeless and of no value. But we must accept how far we have come and let the moment pass. Change doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process and sometimes we will have days were we feel like we aren’t moving at all. But we can’t let those times get to us. We must let the moment pass and move on.
Just like cheating on a diet, that one piece of cake does not remove weeks of hard work, unless you decide to give up on your progress. We all have set backs and moments of discomfort, but the key is to find a way to get over them quickly. Having someone to support you is important. We all need someone to remind us of the progress we’ve made. We all need someone to cheer us on and keep us moving forward. We all need someone to remind us that God is on our side and He has a bigger plan for us.
God sees our struggles and he knows what we need to go through to get to the other side. So don’t let a bad moment or a bad day keep you from moving forward and becoming the wonderful person God created you to be.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.- Napoleon Hill