“To get to the next level your spirit has to be stretched. Don’t be discouraged by the growing pains. Promotion is a process.” Thelma Davis
Growing pains can be…well, painful. There are times when we get discouraged with growth as it often brings personal and congregational challenges.
Understanding the process involved is critical to achieving the desired result and the more we can keep our focus on that result, the more likely we are to succeed.
The strength to achieve that success is built upon stretching the spirit, extending ourselves to take occasional risks, expanding the depths of our thinking inside and outside the box, and considering where we are, where we want to be, and how we plan to get there (how we know when we arrive).
Applying proper strategy in each of these areas develops a leadership meant to reach new heights of success.
Be open to stretching the heart and mind.
Stay focused and encouraged during the growing pains (there is a goal).
Remember patience is needed while experiencing the process.
The results will speak for themselves and will be worth it all.