“Nothing worth having comes easy’ Trust the process.”
-Napz Cherub Pellazo
Imagine living in a world where everything you ever wanted you could have in an instant, all you had to do was ask for it. What are the things you would ask for? How would your life look different than it does currently? And how different would you be as a person? These are the questions I sometimes ask myself and it helps me to remember that there is purpose in the process.
The process of life and journey to your dreams is not always pretty, sometimes it messy and often despised because, it isn’t the picture or apart of the plan that you envisioned for your life. Sometimes the process is painful, hard, humbling, frustrating and down right discouraging but even through all those emotions and feelings it could still end up putting you on the path to the most beautiful times of your life, if you don’t give up.
Think about the hard things you’ve had to do in your life and how those hard things changed you for the better. Sometimes you don’t realize what you have on the inside of you, until the process begins to bring those things out. It’s easy to lose sight of your end goal while you’re in the process but you have to realize that it’s preparing, polishing and perfecting you into the person you need to be in order to reach the end goal.
I remember being in middle and high school and wanting to be apart of the marching band. I always enjoyed watching different marching bands and just the excitement and energy they brought into the atmosphere. On the outside looking in it looked glorious, fun and exciting but what I didn’t realize was the amount of work that went into everything. I ended up joining the marching band and I had to learn everything from scratch. I had to choose an instrument to play, learn to work the instrument, read music, follow directions, marching techniques, practice, long distance walking, and so much more. In the beginning I wanted to give up because of how hard everything looked and how frustrating it was to learn so much because the process was hard. Instead of giving up I just pushed myself through it because I remember how much I enjoyed watching the marching band and I wanted to be apart of that excitement.
Over the years I eventually learned everything and became great at playing the trumpet and even learned to play the French horn. I enjoyed being apart of the band so much that music became a huge part of my life. I had some of the most amazing experiences of my school years being apart of the band, including going to Disney world and marching in a parade. That time and season brought so much life to my younger years and I still get excited to this day just thinking about my experiences.
As I look back at that time it reminds me of life’s process and learning to trust and work the process. I had to learn to keep trusting that I would learn to play the trumpet and how to read music and do all the things that were required in the mist of the frustration and discouragement I felt in learning at times. There were times where I wanted to give up because it was too hot to be marching outside in the hot sun in a full uniform, marching for long periods of time. The process was hard but the fruit of all of my hard work and labor made things so worth while. The hard things I learned through the process ended up producing some of the most beautiful and fun times of my life. Looking back this whole process reminded me that, “Hard things and good things can coexist”.
I just want to encourage you today to trust and work the process. Don’t give up on something you can’t stop dreaming or thinking about. You may not understand the purpose of everything that you are going through now but someday you will. Everything you go through is preparing you for something bigger. Don’t give up, you may be a lot closer to reaching your goal than you think. Thanks for reading I hope this encouraged you.
What’s something that you’ve learned from doing hard things in life and how has it changed you for the better? Comment below. I would love to hear your testimony.