Sometimes the Best Things are Unseen

I was having lunch at The Cheesecake Factory with my best friend, Melissa, on Friday [BTW: never look at their nutritional's enough to send you into an eating disorder], and she said something so profound: Sometimes the best work that God is doing isn't something you can see at first.

Think about pregnancy. Some of my best girls are preggers right now: Melissa, Cassidy, Sarah Beth, Betsy. You can't totally see what's changing inside of them, but you know something is being birthed in them that's life-changing. Life is being created within them.

Think about your greatest seasons of growth. Could you see the transformation at first? Could you articulate what was happening inside of you? Did your life at first fully reflect the change occurring beyond the naked eye? I doubt it.

Such has been my journey. The best things that have happened to my soul's growth and my character's formation have been unseen at first. It's part of the mystery of God that I so adore now. It's part of the cocooning of a caterpillar into a butterfly [see one of my first posts]. It's part of that connection to the Creator of the Universe that shapes me more into his likeness. It's part of the healing and humbling process that allows me to be more of me and less of an imposter.

I have to agree with Mel - sometimes the best things are unseen.

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April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.