• Jeffery Johnson

Become Process Oriented

Say it with me: Trust The Process! Trust The Process!

I teach the athletes within my sports training program to “trust the process”. That simply means to fall in love with the work, and everything will work itself out in the end. How the end will look varies upon situation, but growth is process-oriented. Success is starting, getting better, making mistakes, readjusting, and starting again. It’s a cyclical process of continuous improvement. No one fully “makes it” until they are reunited with the Father. While we are here, we must endure every moment of this existence.

Easier said than done I’ll admit, but the difficulties of our past will one day become the war stories of our present. Joining a historically Black fraternity comes with a certain “process” that makes entering the fraternity worthwhile. It reminds me of basic training. Everyday I had to spend a significant amount of time with my three initiation brothers. We ate together, studied together, and worked out everyday together. We learned the essence of true brotherhood in such a short amount of time. And when the time came for us to join, we proudly stood side by side before our families, friends, classmates, and brothers before us. Even though my physical birthday is November 29th, my Sigma birthday is just as special on November 5th.

Every institution has its own process. The military, fire and police department, and pastors endure the rigorous training to become better. They shed off their old selves and become someone new. In essence, living the Christian life is the same way. We’ve been trained to handle difficulty differently. We speak the vernacular of Jesus. We use His references, and only those that have gone through the process can understand. When we say, “even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death”, we can say it proudly.

So…endure beloved. The process is built to strengthen you. Let it. Don’t run from the troubles of this world. You’ll thank me later.

Always remember your purpose and your worth net. Never a day are you worth-less, because you’re worth it…And so much more!”

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