Brittany 👒 Small Town Betty
I never thought I would look at a struggle as a blessing.
But just as He promised, God has always been faithful with cutting off every branch that does not bear fruit and finely pruning those that do so that the fruit can grow beyond expectation. .
So many of my bad habits and dead branches have been painfully brought to light, and I’m actually thankful. I have always been a big procrastinator and if you gave me an inch, I’d take a mile - most likely two. I never changed unless I REALLY had to. .
I was Miss I-do-everything-on-MY-time. I put everything off until the last minute. I underestimated the amount of time and dedication it would take to reach the goals that I have for my life and the dreams that God put into my heart. I was WASTING so much of my life doing NOTHING that I had convinced myself was SOMETHING.
I finally realize how important it is to just put one foot in front of the other….AND NEVER STOP. That’s the key - don’t give up on yourself, despite how challenging it gets. Keep moving, keep going. You fell off the wagon? Get back on. You feel lost? Find yourself. You feel like you have control? Gain some. .
There ARE actions you can take TODAY to create the life you really, REALLY want to live. The one you think about before you fall asleep at night.
For me, today, that is giving every ounce of what I’ve got in my 30-minute workout, busting my buns in my business during the pockets of time that pop up today (that I’m so thankful for), and caring wholeheartedly for what I already have (and spent years praying for). .
To sum it up: Growth hurts. It isn’t comfortable, it isn’t cozy. It isn’t going to come at a convenient time. Pruning can be painful business - but it does lead to really beautiful fruit.