One lesson I learned pretty early on in life was to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Sounds like a mouthful right? But it’s so true! The only thing consistent in this life is change, and if we continue to resist the ebb and flow of it, we only sabotage ourselves. For further clarification, the ebb and flow of change is discomfort. You can’t grow without being uncomfortable, period.
What happens when you do this, but struggle in a new season of uncomfortableness? At some point what once was uncomfortable becomes comfortable again right? But what about when the level of uncomfortability changes, what do you do? How do you navigate the transition from one season to the next?
Well first, you have to recognize that things have changed. Naturally, you will resist these changes at first, but upon recognition, you should pivot your perspective. Your pivot point will be based on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He is there for a reason! Ask questions on how to navigate and include Him in on everything. From there, your new season of discomfort becomes manageable and fruitful. Bringing you both new skills and growth.
“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:11-13 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What is your current season of discomfort? How are you finding balance/contentment where you are now? If you aren’t, what is your plan to get there?