Stretch Marks


More and more I am discovering just how uncomfortable growing really is.  It’s a tug-of-war; old self vs new self and it leaves stretch marks I must warn you.

Each time we are in a season in which we are being stretched everything in us wants out.  Out, back to a place where we can be confident, back to a place where we are self-assured, and we reason that we’re ‘just not as strong here’ or something along those lines.  The trouble is, real growth never happens when we’re comfortable.

Real growth happens when we are just getting through by the skin of our teeth.  Real growth happens in the fire.  We often so long to be better than we are, smarter, of greater character, but these traits all come with a hefty price tag.  Wanting growth without stretching is like wanting to lose weight without making any lifestyle changes.  Unlikely.

So wherever you are in this season, if you’re uncomfortable; embrace it.  Know that in this you are growing… even if only in patience.  In business patience goes a long way, so don’t underestimate what you might be gaining this very minute, as you sit at your desk, gaining stretch marks.


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