That’s how I would describe these last 39 years of life…beautifully designed and fine as wine.
But no one truly knows the process it takes to get that sweet, savory taste that resides inside…beyond appearances, beyond accolades and recognition, beyond all that the eye can see and the heart can feel. Buried deep…in darkness…only to be made known at the appointed time. Oh, the process.
See, I’ve been crushed and even a little bit bruised and kinda, sorta “forced” to embrace the process. And though this was very challenging at times…most of the time…it was very necessary for growth, maturity and self-worth to take place. So knowing what I know and having been through what I’ve been through, I am now allowing…
”perseverance to finish its work so that I may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”James 1:4 (NIV)
I’m not perfect at it but I do know that if I jump out the process too soon, I’ll never discover what I could’ve been and what I’m truly worth. And that risk far outweighs the temporary discomfort.
So ladies, allow the squeezing and the shaking and the pressing to work as designed and over time you will see the beauty that springs forth is far greater than anything you could ever imagine.
Loving. Living. Growing.
~ Forever Trina
“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
Isaiah 55:8 (MSG)
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV)