Dr. Laura Shackelford
Dr. Laura Shackelford Assistant Minister

You may not like hearing this, but it is okay to be at a place of struggle.  Struggle is just another word for growth.  Did you know that even the most evolved humans find themselves in a place of struggle from time to time.  But struggle to them is a sign that they are expanding.  They look at it as an indication of real and important progress. 

The only ones who don’t struggle are the ones who don’t grow.    And safety is not the thing we should be looking for in the future.  Joy is what we should be looking for.  Security and joy may not come in the same package.  Sometimes they can but not always.  There is no guarantee.  If your primary concern is a guarantee of security and a life without struggle, you may never experience the truest joys of life.

So today be daring.  And if you are struggling right now with something, see it as an incredible sign and celebrate your struggle.   you are growing into something magnificent.  Remember, out of all chaos, something wonderful is trying to emerge.

1 Comment

  1. Ms. Linda Starr on October 10, 2020 at 11:16 am

    This message really hit home in me. I have struggled for 16 years of the almost 33 years now residing in CV. I truly appreciate all the fine souls since so long ago I stepped into the Center. It has helped me to grow on my own path. I am working with my own beliefs of what I visualize for my own future. Even during my long struggles, I will always find in my heart the happiness it has given me to care about others.

    Thank you all for caring about me.
    Stay safe and healthy my friends that have great great value!
    Linda Starr- StarLady

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