Growth is a basic life process.
I was chatting with a friend the other day and she told me she deleted the candy crush game from her phone. Of course I laughed out loud. The way she said it was very funny. She had once said she dreamt of finishing and passing some levels in her sleep. Lol. Babe just pulled on some brakes and deleted the game.
A short while after that conversation I thought back to when I also first started playing candy crush . I was hooked. Not dreaming hooked sha o…. but hooked all the same. Played it countless times a day, late into nights… Thought about it when I was away from my tab where it was on. I realized I was hooked and had to decide that this thing wouldn’t consume me.. I later came to a point where I had to consciously know when to chill and leave the game in its own place.
As I was thinking about it all, in that moment I realized I hadn’t played it in more than 2 months.
It struck me then that I had grown in my walk of self discipline I had started. I started looking at other areas I had been working on and started seeing different levels of buds and sprouts along the lane of my life.
Growth was taking place!
One of my earliest memory of me growing physically was when I was about 9/10. I had a dress I so loved and thought I would wear forever. It was originally a birthday dress that transformed into a Sunday Best. I picked it up to wear one Sunday, as usual, and it had become tight and appeared to have been cut short. I remember grumbling, I wasn’t that eager to hand it down. We had this tradition every end of the year to gather and box clothes we wanted to give out, when I didn’t want to put the dress in , my mum was like “but you’ve outgrown it ,aren’t you happy you are growing ? ” Well, I grudgingly put it in.
Growth happens to us all in different aspects of our lives. Sometimes its not so obvious or we do not know/feel it happening.
For growth to occur ,there has to be some nurturing or tending to. Even unwanted growth is somehow nurtured too! The random weeds that grow and makes a garden look unkempt received sunlight and rain to some extent.
watering working on your Plant?
If you are putting In effort in an aspect of your life, with some discipline , expect to see results.
When growth is not that obvious at first sight , you have to LOOK to see it. That is , you have to take a deliberate and closer look at the area you are expecting growth to see if there are any buds there.
In looking be patient , take stock , measure achievements, note mistakes, celebrate victories… There are always lessons in every growing process and most times if we don’t pay attention we loose the attached nuggets to that particular journey.
Gen 1:31 And God SAW everything that he had made, and behold it was good. And the evening and the morning was the sixth day.
Seeing positive growth encourages us to do and be more. Don’t be too quick to say My life isn’t moving forward, my business isn’t thriving, my prayer life isnt growing. Take a moment, look and learn.
And If you look and see weeds, remove them!
Its growing !