The very thought of this topic sends an eye roll from one side of your neck to the other.
Stretch marks are eye sores for those who have experienced weight loss and especially truthful for those who have experienced pregnancy with less elasticity than others – like me.
Signs of growth are not often the most eye pleasing, yet they yield the best fruit.
Take the examples above. Stretching of the womb, signifies growth of the child. Stretch marks on other body parts such as arms and legs identify a person’s temperance to lose undesirable weight.
Spiritually speaking, studying to be quiet when everything in you desires to give that person a piece of your mind, yields the peaceable fruit of God. This is a stretch mark. It is a recognizable sign of growth to allow your Father to fight on your behalf (Exod. 14:14).
Separating from toxic people, disconnecting from environments that drain your energy, choosing peace over confusion, and learning to be still are all examples of spiritual stretch marks.
The mark of the stretch leaves an indelible sign of your growth.
Be intentional about your spiritual growth and stretch towards the mark.
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 KJV