“Real change is difficult at the beginning but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step outside your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Who wants to be a caterpillar? What about a butterfly? Perhaps none of us raised our hand to be a caterpillar. Why? Our sight is focused on an ugly worm making it difficult to see the transformation to a beautiful butterfly, with an array of colorful wings, flying into new territories.
The image below was posted on Facebook by my sister-in-Christ, Teen. Her image prompt me to write this impromptu blog encouraging others to step out of comfort zones, and not allow anyone, or anything, to hinder us from following our dreams, and living a life in the arms of our Lord, as He, no one else, deem for us!
When I was younger, I had a low self-esteem due to past situations causing me to suffer from a lack of self-confidence. It was difficult to vision my own story being so engrossed with how others defined me, or their expectations of how I should live. “If we don’t let the past die, we cannot live in the present.” Author Unknown
By the grace of God, I was removed from situations that distant me from those who lives did not coincide with my transformation in the Lord. If we refuse to come from among them, we are not yet ready to be used for His purpose and glory. Instead, we continue giving others permission to write the end of our story within parameters of their approval. “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10)
As a Christian blogger, from a spiritual perspective in a previous blog, I parallel diamonds formation and qualities to lives of Christians, particularly women. We, too, can become diamonds and butterflies outside of our comfort zones even under extreme pressure. We have embedded qualities awaiting to be mind, cut, and polish to transform us to explore new territories.
I know it is often difficult to deviate from comfort zones. However, it is imperative that we know our self-worth to remove barriers, people and things, that hinder us from transforming to the end of our journey that has already been approved by the Lord. (Judges 18:6)
Conclusion: The difficult change for me stepping outside my comfort zone to blog has definitely made me feel like a beautiful butterfly, with an array of colorful wings, flying into new territories giving God all the praise and glory.
What about you?
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF AWARD NOMINATION