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!
In order to get to your next destination, you must go. The destination represents progression and growth. The destination is one step closer to your goal and the completion of your mission. You will never know if you don’t go and you must go to grow.
Yes, we know there are some obstacles you would rather not conquer. There are some doors you would rather simply go around rather than enter, but you must go to grow. The loss of a loved one teaches us how to endure. The rejection prepares us for the next achievement. The closed door helps us appreciate the open doors.
We must go to grow.
Our moments of weakness and life’s difficulties teaches us to depend on Christ more than ourselves. The insults position us to find our identity in Christ. The persecution guides us to His safety. Going through helps us to grow through!
The Word encourages us with the truth:
The knowledge gained trumps the trial. The wisdom gained supersedes the tribulation. The problem is not bigger than your Lord. Your hurdle isn’t bigger than the One who holds the world in His hands. Going through positions you from victim to victor!
So go to grow! Grow closer to Christ. Grow closer to dependence on Him. Grow in your confidence that He can do exceedingly and abundantly all that you ask. Grow to know that His way is perfection. Grow to know His voice, His comfort, and His strength.