Written by Beatrice Schultz

Personal Growth

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16 Nov, 2022

I remember sitting in Natural Science class in grade 5, that year we learnt about how plants grow and the processes that take place for a seed to germinate.

The environment had to be ideal, from the soil, to the water content to the availability of sunshine. The seed had to have enough moisture to crack open for the root to emerge and anchor the plant.

Ooohh let me not dive into a science lesson . Why is this important? I shared earlier this month that there was a time when I forgot who I was and I had to remind myself who I was by returning to myself.

Knowing who you are is what anchors you, it’s what keeps you rooted. If you don’t know who you are it makes it difficult to plan for the life that you want to have because you focus on being what other people want you to be. As we enter the last month of the year a lot of us are still processing what happened in 2020. So much has changed, from our way of life to our family and friend circles.

Some loved ones gone…

Some loved ones “different” …

We are truly not the people we used to be 3 years ago. And that is not a bad thing at all, because as much as the pandemic brought chaos it has also helped us realign our priorities. It has allowed us to cherish human interaction and seek for deep meaningful relationships. To have intentional conversations and connections. To truly want to engage with the people around us. Simply because we really don’t know when it will be our last time with them. Returning to yourself is a journey and a process… so be kind to yourself and enjoy it. For me it meant returning to my roots literally and spending time in Ghana.

It meant returning to the foundational truths of my beliefs. It meant returning to my younger self and telling her it’s ok to be quirky and weird and not for everybody.

May you be filled with joy, with peace and abundance and may you always be surrounded by love.

16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (NLT)

-Ephesians 3:16-19


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