From Intent.com: Being New

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“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”
― Cynthia Occelli

 

Change is innately scary.
There are elements of it that involve things falling away, things passing on, things ceasing to be. If you stay focused on that side of change, you can be frozen in place. Staying the same doesn’t necessarily mean everything is good though. What living things are known for never changing? Part of life and part of health means growing and developing. The most beautiful gardens require pruning and tending not because they are falling apart but exactly for the reason that they are constantly growing. 

So are you staying still because it’s a season of stillness or because you’re afraid of changing? One of those things is perfectly acceptable. The other will have you defeated before you even begin because staying the same is unfortunately never the same. We can’t force the entire earth to cooperate with our desire to never move. Winds blow, birds fly, our hearts are beating and pumping blood from head to toe. The desire to never let anything change is usually more closely tied to our fear of accepting something new.

What could happen?!
Everything could fall apart!
It could all be terrible!
We could all die!
I could spend the rest of my life miserable!

These are all possibilities every time we step out the door.
But on the other side of the door is also the opportunity for growth.
There is a chance we might find something we didn’t know we were looking for.
It’s a time where we might put down something heavy to pick up something new that will lead us in a brand new direction.

Today we invite you to step into something new.
It doesn’t mean you don’t have to be afraid. That’s okay.
We’re going to invite you to take the step anyway.
Because it might not be your complete destruction.
This might be the moment of your growth!

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