Growth is defined as a stage or condition in increasing, developing, and maturing. Lives experience have propelled me to grow, and I am still growing. Allowing yourself to grow is beautiful; a friend asked me if my ex-husband was okay with me blogging about him; I said he was, and she said to me when there is growth, it’s easy to understand each other.
When I sent my ex-husband a copy of the blog, he told me it was a great piece; we joked that he was going to be popular, we laughed about the whole thing and went on with our business that day, that is growth. Maturity is not about being right or proving a point. Honestly, it’s about being an advocate for peace. Change can be very uncomfortable and full of unexpected feelings, but it’s necessary. Growth sometimes will involve you dying to yourself and putting your ego aside.
Once upon a time, I used to get myself so upset over other people’s ignorance; they were so immature to the point that I, unfortunately, allowed them to sulk me into their world. I had to renew my mind quickly because I realized their ignorance and immaturity would land me into trouble if I continued to sing their song.
This person was so toxic and narcissistic; all they enjoyed doing was arguing, proving their point always being in the right. When I realized that me having palpitation and exhibiting certain character traits which I didn’t even know I had was not worth all I have fought for, I decided to mature and evolve into a better version of myself. That was the best decision I made for my children and me. I always tell my friends, I don’t see myself walking on the surface of the earth without fulfilling purpose. For me, I realized that to fulfill my purpose, I needed to let a lot of things go.
Fulfilling purpose here on earth is everything to me. I don’t think I also want to trade this particular season because in this season came an awakening, I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that life has afforded me so far, but I am also so proud of myself for everything that I have overcome and how hard I have worked to arrive in this exact stage of my life.
Let’s talk about spiritual growth; in biblical terms, “Spiritual growth is the process of inner awakening, rising of the consciousness beyond the ordinary, everyday existence, and awakening to some Universal truths. It means going beyond the mind and the ego and realizing who you are” (Remez Sasson )
2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
The growth of God doesn’t mean God in Himself grows; it means God grows and increases in us. To grow as a Christian means the life of God grows in us. We become more like him.
My word of advice to anyone going through any challenges in life that rob you of your peace is to let that thing go; letting it go will save you from a lot of turmoil. I said earlier growth could be very uncomfortable, but the process is worth it. Anything that brings the worst in you is not from God.
My prayer for you today is to continue to grow in wisdom and the knowledge of God. To let go of everything and anything that derails you from fulfilling purpose and destiny. Shalom