Growth is uncomfortable. It requires you to continue to press forward and fight through doubt and fear. It’s the tension you experience that facilitates growth. Muscles grow when they are forced to withstand a weight they have not been conditioned to bear. That weight causes the muscle to tear, but it builds back stronger. It may have been caught off-guard, but the tear will mend and that muscle will have the ability to withstand the same weight with more ease next time.
The same goes for you. Being stretched beyond your comfort zone forces you to grow. Your circumstances my weigh down on you but the new muscles you develop will amaze you. Stay the course and see how you will flourish.
"Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." - Romans 5:3,4
Vimbai E. is a writer, journalist, ghostwriter and the founder of The Weight She Carries. With hundreds of articles publishing online, in print and for broadcast, her love of language and storytelling shines through every piece of writing that bears her name.