Join Thankful for… blog party Contributor, Krissy, as she discusses being thankful for the process.
Definition of the word PROCESS: A series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.
I like looking up definitions of words. Maybe it’s just me but I really like understanding the meaning behind words.
You may not realize it but we have many processes that occur throughout our lives.
It’s not a new thing.
However, most of them happen without us thinking too much about them.
For example, we are born, we grow into children then into the teenage years until finally we make it into adulthood. Then, onto the golden years of life until we finally take our last breath.
Whether we realize it or not life itself is a process. A slow consistent day by day process. Filled with good days and bad days, and even some really ugly days here and there.
Another example is we enter preschool, move up to the next level into kindergarten… then elementary, followed by middle school and finally high school. Then when we finally graduate.
OK, I’m sure you’re asking, “What’s the point?”
Answer – It’s a process.
Even though these examples are general and completely thankless parts of life, they still occur as a process.
They are very real. There is a level of understanding and growth that takes place during each stage that in turn promotes us to the next level throughout each of these examples.
The overlooked process.
Today I feel pressed in my heart to talk to you about a process that is overlooked and often misunderstood. The process I’m talking about is the process of coming into your purpose.
Grab your cup of hot tea, or coffee because we are about to dive deep. It’s just you and me, and we are about to chat it up at our local cozy coffee shop.
Something that I didn’t realize till I was faced with a huge problem that I couldn’t fix on my own was that I’m really not here for me.
I have a specific purpose that Yah has put inside of me and the enemy has tried so hard to keep me from discovering it, growing in it and walking in it unapologetically.
Even from when I was a little kid the enemy began injecting his destruction through situations and circumstances and even through a few people. Maybe that happened to you too and your trying to make sense of it all.
Perhaps you have asked the question of why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing?
I know what it feels like to have a deep burning feeling that life must be something more, something meaningful, something that has a purpose.
Can I let you in on something?
YOU have a purpose!
Despite how you may be feeling at this very moment, everything you have been through is part of that daily consistent process. Little by little it all adds up.
The truth is you and I were both created by the Most High. The ultimate creator of the universe planned it all out. No matter what you have been told or what bad things you have endured, YOU MATTER!
Everything you have been through may have been tough and challenging, to say the least, but that’s a good thing. It gives you something special. It gives you experience.
We have all been put here on this earth in this very time for a specific purpose – with something very particular in mind. Yah desires to take us each through a process.
What’s so interesting about this is that we don’t really get a brochure of how it will all turn out or what’s actually involved. The one thing that must happen for sure is we have to trust Yah in this process of discovering our purpose.
So often we get wrapped up in the day to day of our physical human needs that we say, “Oh tomorrow I will pray, tomorrow I will do this for you Abba.” When in actuality it’s the slow daily consistent walk that ultimately gets us where we need to be-
in that sweet spot where we can’t turn to the left or to the right.
In that place where you may be finding yourself in right now. Where the only step to take is forward by planting one foot in front of the other without knowing exactly how everything will end up.
Sometimes it’s messy.
And guess what? That’s OK.
Today I wanted to let you know that I am thankful for that process.
I’m thankful for the good, the bad and [yes] even the ugly.
I’m truly thankful for it all.
What I have come to realize is that without going through every last bit of it I wouldn’t be here talking with you. I wouldn’t have the experience I have now. I mean who seeks out a marriage therapist who has never been married?
Seriously, experience gives you depth and wisdom. It gives you something that cannot be bought with money. It can only be given to us through that daily consistent process.
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What if we began to look at this whole thing from another perspective?
Apparently the Japanese do. In the Japanese culture they practice something called Kintsugi, otherwise known as the art of fixing broken pottery with gold. It really spoke volumes to me when I found out about it.
Most of us want to look so good on the outside while masking the broken pieces. But after studying the art of Kintsugi I learned something interesting.
Rather than masking the breakage to make the pottery look like it was never broken, they restore the broken pottery incorporating the damage by using gold, and a type of resin that when added to the broken pieces it actually creates something even more beautiful than the original.
It adds experience and a story to the pottery.
Maybe today you are reading this and thinking that you are just here by chance and that life really has no rhythm or meaning to it. Well friend that is simply not true.
You matter, your story matters, and your broken pieces are just part of the process that eventually lead to something so beautiful.
It leads to you discovering your purpose embedded in you by the Most High.
And that my friend is all worth it.
CHIME IN: So how is your process going? Are you thankful for it yet? I can’t wait to hear all about it. Leave a comment below! 🙂
Krissy Scoon is a Jesus girl, a homeschool mom, blogger, graphic designer, and virtual assistant. She started her little slice of the internet to share all sorts of fun things with you. Connect with Krissy at Sweet & Savvy Mamma!