As usual I hope that your week has been going well!
Guess what today is? It’s our anniversary!!! Again! lol we are three months in. I don’t think that any of you all will ever be able to comprehend how excited I get every time the 22nd of any month comes around. The accountability, the growth, the reassurance, the encouragement has been nothing short of amazing and it’s why I feel so honored to continue to do what I do. At the end of the day I don’t want to do anything except fulfill the purpose God has assigned me and I believe this is a part of that!
So yeah today we’re going to talk about growth, and the difference between growing and changing as it relates to my personal experience… Whenever I’m writing to you guys I always feel like I’m among friends and family so I’m always pretty transparent. The other day I was talking to a dear dear friend of mine (that reads this blog), and we’ll name this person Ryan. Ryan stated that they felt like they couldn’t really be who they were anymore as it regarded to me because of the changes they’ve seen in me as a result of the journey I’m currently on. (That was not verbatim)
My first thought was: what?!? I can’t believe you think I’m that person!
My second thought: you’re REALLY giving me too much credit/power
What came out of my mouth: uhhh I don’t remember bc I was mostly in shock, but since I know Ryan will read this, if I didn’t explain myself properly here it goes…
I would never want you to compromise who you are as a person to please anyone else. ESPECIALLY ME! I would never force my growth on anyone, and I think you’re pretty awesome the way you are =). And although you used the word “change” (which hurt my feelings a little bit lol) in the essence of who I am…I’m the same person. Change means “to make or become different,” and at the end of the day I’m still the girl in the back of the room with the shades and the beanie on pretending to not listen while surveying the room and observing. Now have I grown… DEFINITELY!
Growth means to develop, to mature, to GROW. And I have grown in these last 3 months tremendously. My mindset, my knowledge, my wisdom, my word count lol. Me growing has nothing to with me changing as a person. Now if Ryan fell in love with who I was because we were splitting the checks for drinks at the bar (which we were not haha) then I’d understand Ryan being upset with me not being a drinker lol.
But seriously… I love who I am so I’m 99% sure I’d never change who I am at my core… but I am on a quest to grow. And just like I told Ryan, I make no apologies for becoming better… more refined. Yeah I like refined lol. I’m just trying to spread truth and love and… light.
Anyway… I hope I cleared up the whole difference between growing and changing. I love you all and I hope you have the rest of a great week and a wonderful weekend. I leave you with this…
Ephesians 4:15-16 NLT
15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. 16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)