When you aren’t happy where you are, whether that is in your career or business or in your relationship or in your body, the last thing you want to do is accept where you are.
That feels like resignation.
Everything in your screams – I want to change this. I want it to be different. Now. Why would I accept it?
You go into refusals which, oddly enough, reinforces your current unsatisfactory state.
Acceptance is not defeat.
Acceptance is acknowledging your present state. That’s it.
Acceptance allows for humility to take some space from pride.
Pride is what is shouting – I got this. I will change this. It’s all up to me. Watch me!
And the battle against yourself begins.
It’s not all about you.
That self-dependence is what has created the stuckness in the first place.
When you can acknowledge and ACCEPT you don’t have to do it on your own, nor are you meant to, a huge burden is lifted.
When you ACCEPT right where you are exactly as it is, that is when you open yourself to new possibilities to change.
In acceptance, you stop fighting against yourself. The anxiety decreases, which opens up your creativity. The pressure to change ends and the freedom to explore begins.
You begin to discover what you really want and why and ideas for what that look like come flowing in.
You begin to play and experiment instead of hustle and force.
It all starts with acceptance.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8