It's kinda funny, you know. Looking back at who we once were and being aware of the fact that we've changed. I'm not the same person I was years, months or even weeks ago. Change is inevitable, we all know that for a fact. But, growth? Growth is a choice, really. We can choose to stay the same, always wondering what we could be. Or, we can choose to grow and learn from each experience. Leaving what we've always known and reaching towards something greater. I don't know about you, but staying the same doesn't appeal to me much anymore. Embracing change, however, seems to be a daring adventure. One that I'd like to experience day in and day out.
"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
Karen Kaiser Clark
I used to be one who despised change. I loved routine. I clung to it like a baby holds tight to a security blanket. I found safety in the ordinary. Until I came to the conclusion that God hasn't called me to live that way. Life is always changing, always adapting. So, I shouldn't be afraid when these changes impact me. On the contrary. I should be thriving in every season, welcoming change with open arms (and an open heart). Coming to that realization has helped me.
Now I find myself craving opportunities for personal growth. I'm pushing myself to go further, to reach higher. I don't want to waste the days that I've been given. The changes I face will only mold me into a stronger and wiser individual (if I allow them to do so). I want to be all that I can be and do all that I can do. What a shame it would be, to look back on this life and realize I was too afraid to grow. I refuse to live like that and so should you.