Discomfort and change

I usually experience seasons of discomfort prior to seasons of growth and forward movement.

I’ve come to the understanding that discomfort is actually a divine gift.

Time after time God has used discomfort to nudge me out of my comfort zone.

Although, I tend to fight change, I also know that change is inevitable.

In spite of the discomfort, I have also learned that God works all things together for the good of those that love Him and that are called according to His purpose.

Therefore I trust that the process of change is to refine me and not to harm me.

It is my prayer that you will face discomfort and change with boldness, trusting that God (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit) will guide you to where you need to be.

Bendiciones! 🙏🙌🔥

John Eli is a transformational life coach who has spent over 15 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, and through organizational change. His resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher-education advising. From an early age, John recognized that God created him to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. He is currently walking out his purpose by helping others confront, and work through, any negative self-talk that keeps them from living life to the fullest. His ministry includes blogging, speaking, and personal development coaching. He currently lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife, mini-schnauzer and an antique piano whom he calls, “Betty.”

To schedule a coaching session with John Eli click here.

Published by John Eli

I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

26 thoughts on “Discomfort and change

  1. Well said, John. I know that as I have gotten older, I have been less and less welcoming of change and the discomfort which comes with it. But, as you said, when it is from God, it is absolutely necessary and beneficial for the growth of His children.

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    1. Growing pains are never fun. I remember sitting down during recess in elementary school, because a growth spurt was causing lots of pain. However, in retrospect, I’m super grateful for my height. The pain wasn’t easy, but it was part of the processes of becoming the person that God created me to be.


  2. Bendiciones a tu, mi hermano!

    Now, for my gift:

    Congratulations, John! — Today, in my post at LoveAndGrace (found here: http://bit.ly/2Q8dB7j), I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is a vote in recognition of your work as a Bible-based blog writer and encouragement for you to continue with the full confidence that the Lord is using you for His Kingdom. – Ward

    (The logo doesn’t copy over, but it’s available via the link to my blog)

    The Rules: 
    Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link from your blog site back to him or her.
    Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
    Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions of your own. (These can be the same questions or you might want to change some of them.)
    Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
    List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

    Questions I Will Submit

    What is your “Life Verse” or favorite verse and why?
    Describe briefly a moment of Grace in your life.
    What is your favorite gift and why?
    Favorite Christian song lyrics?
    Christian book that you would recommend
    Describe your intended blog reader.
    Favorite book of the Bible and why? (okay to list two!)
    What city or town is your favorite “go to” place and why?
    What would you like to change about your life?
    Unmet desire or goal?
    Share an interesting fact about your life.

    Since I do not have a list of who has been nominated, you very well might fall under that category. However, by nominating your site, I’ve already introduced you to my readers, along with a recommendation to see what you’re doing. As I have gone through this process, I have learned more about other bloggers’ work. I am feeling great joy in that.

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