Are you going through? Or are you growing through? The thing about going through is that the destination is undetermined. You don’t know where you will end up. Growing through, however, leads to a positive outcome. Growth frequently means progress. Growing through results in enlightenment and revelation. Growing through results in a better you.
Growing through leads to a life built on Christ. Growing through leads to you looking like Christ, thinking like Christ, and speaking like Christ. Growing through makes you better, more refined, and wiser.
The issues of life will continue. In this world, we will have trouble-the Lord says so! But know that you are an overcomer! Know that you are more than a conqueror. Sister, you are not going through-wandering aimlessly or without direction, you are GROWING through! There might be tears, frustration, and pain but you are going to be better, stronger, and more determined when this is over. You are growing, cementing your roots in Christ!
So the next time someone asks you what’s going on, how’s everything going, or when you are dealing with a rough circumstance-tell them you are growing through!
If you think back to grade school, there is a chance you’ve created something such as this:
You take pieces of colorful tissue paper, crumple them up, glue them together, and create your masterpiece. As time goes on, inevitably some pieces fell off. Perhaps you tried to re-glue them or maybe your caregivers tossed it because inevitably you were going to bring home another one.
Sis, there may have been points in your life when you’ve felt like you were unraveling, coming apart, or just like a hot, funky mess. We are here to tell you that you won’t be thrown away because the glue that holds you together is the One and True Living God!
“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17
If you feel like you are unraveling, reach for your glue! Feel broken? There is a glue more powerful than gorilla glue! God, through Jesus Christ, has carefully crafted you and will fix you any time you so desire! You don’t have to feel like a hot mess. You don’t have to continue to come apart, reach for the Glue! Reach for the One who “holds all things together”!
Be the beautiful masterpiece that you are in Christ Jesus. You, my dear, were handcrafted by the One who created the very universe! The glue that holds you together is the world’s most powerful version, nothing compares!
Beautiful masterpiece, trust in the glue that is holding you together…