Do you ever look at those little games online where you are supposed to notice which word pops out at you first? Well, I did that this year just to see what word I would see. Grow was the very first one. Not gonna lie I was like well that’s a lame word for the year…a couple days later a dear friend said she has loved seeing me GROW in faith. Then today in Church is was all about how to Grow as a disciple…I think someone is trying to tell me something.
I really do try to be the best version of myself. I think we all do. Sometimes the not so great version pops out and says something I regret immediately. I get frustrated and annoyed like any other person on the planet. I loose my patience. I have a tendency to procrastinate and I really dislike working out. Those are just a few of the areas I could use a little help in the growth department. Nobody is perfect, especially me. There is always room to grow.
Hearing this morning about how we can all use this year to grow, was the final kick in the rear I needed. All resolutions or lack there of, aside. I really do want to grow. I want to be like a plant reaching up towards the sun. I want others to leave a conversation with me feeling better about themselves and where they are in the world. I want to be a reflection of God’s love to lift others up.
I know I will never be perfect and I am not a saint, there will ALWAYS be areas for me to grow in and that is part of being human. But I do want to try harder. I do want to be more. I want to grow in areas that really matter, even if I never stick to a workout and still get mad after telling people to do the same thing after the 10th time, I can still try. I can grow a little more each day where it counts.
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