The other day I sat outside in a park while on the phone with a friend. He shared with me a recent situation at work that got him upset. He was happy with how he handled the situation. He stated that in the past he would've reacted in a different way. I know him. So I agreed with him 100%!
We then began to acknowledged the growth in certain areas of our lives. We were proud of ourselves and each other.
The thing about growth is that it can be measurable, visible, and even tangible. Self growth happens from the inside out. Before it becomes measurable, visible, or tangible it's emotional, spiritual, and mental. You recognize the growth when you can internalize it. That can happen unexpectedly.
When I got off the phone with my friend, I sat in the park thinking about a quote from T.D. Jakes that I began to relate to our conversation.
Bishop T.D. Jakes said this during one of his messages. I listen to his sermons often and appreciate the wisdom he shares. This quote speaks to the power of you knowing who you are in this world and the things you are capable of achieving. When you know better, you do better. When you're able to identify your natural talents and learn to control your reaction to adversity, you position yourself for things to fall in your favor.
The more you learn who you are, the stronger and more powerful you will become. You identify and choose to accept your purpose.
When I became spiritually and mentally aware of who I was, I knew that I could and would accomplish everything that I sought out to do no matter what trials I encountered. Making a conscious decision to control every one of your reactions makes you victorious.
Yearn to learn you. Discover areas in your life in need of growth and work on them. Become aware of your unique self and your social responsibility to the world. Understand that you have all you need to succeed inside of you and all you have to do is let it out without any fear at all.
Learn and love you.
Shared over a cup of tea,
...From My Thoughts To Yours, Jamara