When we are called to new levels in our life, it requires us to leave the areas of comfort to branch out into the unknown. It becomes very challenging moving from familiar to the unknown. The mind is a creature of habit. Anytime you're faced with anything outside of the normal way of doing things, you'll find yourself in the "fight or flight" zone. The emotions of fear, anxiety, uncertainty will start to set in.
When a mother finds out that she's expecting a child, many times those same emotions of fear, anxiety and uncertainty will arise. She will go through a 9 month process in her pregnancy and will experience many uncomfortable aches and pains. Her skin will start to change and she may experience dark spots, acne and stretch marks due to her stomach stretching in preparation of her new arrival. She may even experience morning sickness and crave unusual foods that she normally would not eat. After 9 months of enduring all the changes in her body and enduring the pain of birth, every uncomfortable experience she had is erased from her mind when she holds her lays eyes on her baby in her arms.
Just as a mother has to go through the process of having a baby, when you're called to grow and expand, you must be willing to go through the necessary changes required and rise to the occasion. If you can endure and get out of your levels of comfort, you'll appreciate the growth gained from the experience. There will be many lessons to learn along the way and if the process is rushed, or steps are missed along the way, some will need to be repeated. You'll later realize that every part of the journey is important and every experience you encountered prepared you for where you are now and for even more to come.
Whether it was a positive or negative experience, both will leave an impression subconsciously that will stay with you for a lifetime. We live in a “right now” world and when our desires don’t manifest instantly, impatience, doubt and frustration sets in. But if you hold on to the vision, have patience and remain steadfast throughout the journey, greatness will be your reward. Learning to trust the process will exercise your faith muscle and no matter what you go through, you'll grow through the lessons and all of your hearts desires will come true.