When I was a child, I remembered running into my parent's room for a  measuring tape. Just to see if I had grown any from the day before. Each year I would hope that I was getting closer to my mother's height, but of course never quite getting there. All while secretly wishing that one day I would be taller than her. Until I turned sixteen, and that's the year I reached my peak. I stopped growing. Oh, the disappointment I had when I found out that I wasn't going to be taller than my mom. Do you remember being excited to know that you were growing, but then becoming disappointed when you stopped? That's the thing we never truly stop growing. We may stop growing physically, but we continue to grow spiritually. Just like the physical, there are stages and levels that we have to go through for spiritual growth. Also like the physical, it takes time. We are in a constant daily motion of dealing with whatever life throws at us. When this happens, we become so distracted to the point of not taken the time to see if we're spiritually stable within ourselves and with God. Remember not to be distracted by life but to be connected with it. Being connected spiritually will take more than a  five-minute prayer. Not that I'm saying there's anything wrong with that because there isn’t. It's just that this connection requires your time 24/7 to see real growth. We have to spend the time to learn and be closer to God, which will allow us to see the true meaning of life. It's during this time where we will learn about who we are, discover our purpose, and start to understand our journey. Every single one of us has a different journey in life, and it's important that we understand that. So many of us get caught up in other peoples process instead of focusing on our own. Trying to compare ourselves with this person or that person in hopes to gain something of theirs. Remember I said that there are different stages and levels of spiritual growth? Well, let me tell you about my experience. I was going through a time where I felt stuck, and nothing was moving forward. So, I asked God to provide an answer, and He did. One thing for sure is that when you ask God a question, He will answer it. However, it will always be in His timing. So be patient. During that, "Still Place," God was trying to get my attention. For me to recognize that I was going through a spiritual growth spurt. See God kept me still to prepare me for my next step and level in life. See God kept me still to prepare me for my next step and level in life. He wanted me to let go of what happened in the past. We can't continue to hold on to our past and still want to move forward at the same time. To allow our spiritual growth spurt, we must forgive people and forgive ourselves. Once we do that, we become in tuned with pretty much everything. The situations that usually upsets us no longer has that effect. We start to understand that people's opinions are just that, opinions. One of the most beautiful things during this entire process, besides being closer to God, is that you start to love who you are. You no longer care to compare yourself or worry about accomplishing goals because you know that God will lead you to it. Our perspective changes, to the point where we understand that it's not about us, but about being connected to each other. Honestly, these are just the beginning stages of a growth spurt. It's amazing the wisdom you gain when building your spiritual relationship with God. You just have to be willing and ready to grow. 


I hope this helps someone, and if anyone has any questions don't hesitate to ask. 


Thank you for Reading! 
Remember to smile, and be Purposely you! 😀
By: Racquel Bianca John 

Photographer: Pam John 


16 comments

  1. Love the coat, such a fashion staple :) xo~ Lena
    www.thewanderliste.com

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  2. Your blog is so creative, love your style and work!

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  3. It's a amazing true talk ! Thanks you so much for sharing it. I love your jacket too so funky <3
    FashionDRA

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    1. Absolutely! It's important to share life experiences with each other. Thank you so much! :)

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  4. I was actually really sad when I became taller than my mom, I always wanted to be the same height as her! On a different note, I love this outfit, your sweater looks so cozy!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. You know, I totally can understand that as well. Thank you so much! :)

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  5. Yes, if it's meant to be, God will lead you to it and He will lead you THROUGH it! :)
    www.sincerelymissj.com

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  6. Love the look! absolutely stunning! :)

    http://parkesandmemoirs.com

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  7. I LOVE the message behind this post. You are such a babe! Thank you for reminding us to be mindful

    Xoxo,
    Desirée | www.fashionlingual.com

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    1. Thank you for reading! I'm glad you find this message helpful. :)

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