It is my nature to seek personal growth, which is an open-ended invitation for life lessons! When given a lesson, it has been my experience that I will have it for days, weeks, months, or even years. . . depending on how long it takes for me to recognize the lesson and choose to begin to follow the steps needed to learn what I am supposed to learn! All this brings me to now, as life seems to have grabbed me and pulled me, kicking and screaming, for several months, down a path of opportunity to learn not one, but many new lessons. What I know is this; My "Source" of strength has deemed me ready and able for this challenge . . . hence, the title "growing pains!"
So for today, remember . . .
"By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and, third, by experience, which is the bitterest." -> ->
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.