Giving birth to a “baby (Purpose, Business, Ministry…)” is a privileged, miraculous, unforgettable experience that should not be taken lightly. The moment you find out that you are pregnant, your whole world shifts. Your mind starts to think differently. You ask yourself many questions. Am I ready for this? Do I have what it takes to pull this off? Will it hurt? Do I have the proper support? Do I tell anybody? Who do I tell? What do I do now? You start to imagine your life after the birth of your baby and all of the possible changes and effects this “baby” can have on your life. Your emotions start to run rampant, for some of us it’s excitement and anticipation and for others it’s fear, fear of the unknown or fear of all the myths and horror stories coming true in our lives. You hear stories all of the time about people who have given birth before you and all of their successes and failures, but remember everyone’s experience is different and nobody can give birth to YOUR “baby” but YOU. Their process is not your process.
I love finding messages in the simplest things. I found a time lapse video by: LoungeV sudio that blessed me and I had to share it with you.
I love looking at the sky. I call it God's Daily Creative Work of Art. It reminds me that He still is... When we look at the clouds and watch them on a minute by minute basis, we see the clouds moving very slowly. There are days where it seems like nothing is happening, the clouds are just siting there. When we look at life on a minute to minute basis, sometimes it looks like the clouds, like things are moving very slowly and for some of us it seems like there is nothing going on, like things are not moving at all. We ask the question "why aren't things happening for me", or we say to ourselves "I keep trying and trying and I'm just not getting anywhere" and we quit. We don't realize that our lives are constantly being shaped and formed into a beautiful piece of art. Our lives are masterpieces right out of heaven. We have to learn to celebrate God's handy work even when we can't see what He's doing in us.
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I have learned that out of all of that struggle, frustration,
waiting and waiting and waiting,
pushing and pulling for change,
trying to take one step forward to fall two steps backwards,
repeatedly making a list of whys and ways of giving up,
constantly questioning HOW DID I GET HERE?
The ground was being tilled and seeds were being planted.
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The butterfly represents transformation, resurrection, overcoming obstacles and embracing life's expected and unexpected changes.
When we look at the butterfly from afar we think “how pretty”, but the real beauty is when you see the butterfly up close, when you can see the gorgeous detail that God created it to be and you can see the true outcome of its life purpose. What you don't always see is its humble beginnings, its struggles, the work and patience it took to get to this glorious stage of living. If I watched the whole transformation, I would appreciate the outcome more because I understand its process and I know the process contributed to the beauty of the outcome.