The Aches of Inner Growth

When inner growth aches for outward expression breakthrough is near.

I love to study my trees, especially in early spring. Each day when I get home from work, I step outside and start inspecting. I’m hoping to catch the first glimpse of outward growth. 

For the first few weeks, I’m usually disappointed. But, even though I can’t see the visible effects, I know the surface of the branch will break open and spring forth a new shoot soon.

If you’re on the path of personal growth, then expect to experience seasons of inner growth only. You will go through seasons that don't produce tangible results. Don’t lose heart. Give it time. Inner growth is part of the process, and so is the aching for outward expression. Next stop, however, is breakthrough. It's outer growth that can be seen by you and the outside world.

Carry on. It will happen to you.