We all have moments when we feel like we aren't moving ahead. You may feel trapped by circumstances—like your efforts aren't leading to the desired results. You might begin to feel like you're on the wrong track or like you're not enough. But those uncomfortable feelings are sometimes an indicator that you're growing in ways you don't even realize.
Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations With God, said struggle is just another word for growth. Even the most evolved beings find themselves in a place of struggle now and then. In fact, struggle is a sure sign to them that they are expanding; it is their indication of real and important progress. Those who do not struggle do not grow. So if you are struggling right now, see it as a terrific sign—celebrate your struggle.
Imagine that everything in your life is orchestrated by design for you. Every person you meet is a character in your story, every challenge in your life is meant to help you grow. When we adopt the mindset that life is happening for us rather than to us, we can relax into its rhythm rather than trying to fight it.
Think about what that means: Everything you are going through, have gone through, and will go through is part of a bigger plan. It is all for you. I’ve identified six signs that indicate that you're growing—even if it doesn't feel that way: