It is easy to think of transformation as a dramatic event. To external observation, it often appears so. The truth is, however, that transformation is packed full of the common and often even the mundane: the every-day decisions and action that most of the time go unnoticed in comparison to the big moments on life's stage.
I was reminded of this today at church when the speaker highlighted a number of recent births for families in our congregation. With more births on the way too, including one in our family, I began thinking about how these miraculous events do not happen in an instant. While giving birth is an ordeal in and of itself, so too are the 40 weeks / 280 days / 6720 hours (give or take) leading up to that point. Those months, weeks, days, and hours are full of common and often uncomfortable things. Without the mundane, however, there wouldn't be the birth of new life.
Don't underestimate or undervalue the grind; don't sell yourself short of the big changes by cutting corners in a thousand small, seemingly insignificant ways. Right now is, after all, the only thing you will ever have. The question of what you will become tomorrow is being decided by what path you choose to walk today.
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