This year has been filled with so many great blessings and tough lessons. This year we truly learned what it meant to grind. This year's hardships caused us to look a little deeper into ourselves and find the strength and ultimately the solutions to get us to the next place. We didn’t get it perfect this year,but the blessings never stopped coming ( I’m so grateful for that). This year was completely dedicated to the process!
Process is a word most of us hate but claim to love. You’ll often hear people talk about they’re here for the journey ,but truth be told they’re only there for the journey when it’s moving at the pace they want ... Oh but when it doesn’t , there’s surely Hell to pay! Process most times doesn’t go at the speed we would like. Everyone’s process is different and takes a different amount of time to reach where they need to be and want to be. We often try to push past the process and get straight to the rewards. I was taught that if you can’t appreciate the journey to the reward then you don’t deserve the reward. I totally agree with that, the journey is the most important part , the reward is just the reminder of all the many lessons you’ve learned and experiences you’ve had. The reward is also a symbol that you’ve succeeded and now that you have, you can help someone else through. This year we’ve experienced some of the toughest situations and been given enough grace to endure them and have ultimately been blessed in return. Those hardships caused some break downs, some heartaches, some sleepless night, some teary eyes, some broken dreams , some suicidal thoughts, some lost hope, and so many other things. Through all of that we are still here. We made it! we completed the process! After all of those losses we were able to receive such great blessings … things like, Joy, peace, love, visions, purpose and so on. Some of those blessings came through material things and others internally but no matter how it came , I know I speak for everyone when I say we are just grateful that it came!
As this year comes to an end it will be the end of a process for many. Many will start the new year with new jobs, or promotions, new homes, new cars and so much more. All of these things will be very enjoyable and will be the reward of a process well done. But remember that rewards are just the beginning of a new process so never forget the value of the reward. If you haven’t seen your light at the end of the tunnel yet, just hold on you’ve almost finished your process. Enjoy the journey, the reward is waiting for your arrival.