There’s much wisdom in preparing for our journey ahead. But many things we can only learn on the way. And we often stunt our growth when we try to figure it all out beforehand. Growth often happens best in motion.
To be sure, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel, and there are many things we can learn from others before we start our journey.
But often we get so stuck trying to figure things out that we don’t move forward in life. For instance, we might continually weigh our options of starting a new job, moving to a new city, pursuing a relationship, or otherwise living our faith out loud.
And certainly, these decisions deserve much thought, prayer, and consideration. But living by faith means we must also take meaningful action in our life as well. And our growth is often dependent on being in motion.
For example, it might not be until we start a new job that we discover our deeper work and how this particular position plays a part. And we might not discover how important it is to live in a particular place until we start to take steps in a different direction. Likewise, it’s often in the crucible of our relationships that we discover our triggers, unhealed wounds, and those areas in us still needing to grow up.
Time and again our faith is exercised and we’re forced to grow while we are in motion.
Waiting on perfect clarity keeps us stagnant and merely drifting through life. And the answer is not trying harder to understand, but faithfully acting on the understanding we do have – trusting we will learn the rest along the way.
Take the time needed to deeply consider the path before you. But don’t get stuck overthinking it. Growth often happens best in motion.