Compact. Short. Munchkin. Smurf. I’ve been called it all. I am short. No doubt about it, my growth gene has apparently been dormant since I was like 12. Five feet, and a half inche to be exact. Not 5 feet… not 5’1…but 5 ½’. Get it right. I hugged my doctor the first time he told me I made it over 5 feet. What a glorious day that was!!
I hate to admit this, but I even purchased these inserts that had tiny rubber pegs that were supposed to stimulate your feet and help you grow. (yes, that was $50.00 that I will never get back). For many years, I only wore shoes that had at least 3 inch heels. Kinda like these…
Not really, but you get the idea…I was obsessed with trying to alter my height. I hated being short, and I was always on the look out for ways to appear taller or actually grow. Not a day would go by where I wouldn’t say, “I wish I was taller”.
Well, here I am at the ripe old age of 24 and I am finally content with my height. I have realized that my short stature is how God wanted me to be. I am petite and nothing I do will change that fact. No amount of growth hormone, cheap rubber insoles, or 5 inch heels will change the fact that I am vertically challenged! I have just accepted that fact and quite frankly, I have grown to like and appreciate my smallness. I am finally able to say that I am comfortable being short.
What the heck is my point? Well, I guess I just wanted to remind myself and others that being content is a precious thing. Whether waiting for a spouse, looking for a job, or hoping someone will be healed, remember to be content in the moment. Don’t become consumed with trying to change or alter God’s plans for your life. Ultimately, I had absolutely no control over my height, yet I spent countless years unhappy and unsatisfied and searching for ways to make it different. If you are in a situation you don’t necessarily want to be in, just remember that finding peace in the moment is essential. Don’t try and force things to happen the way you think they should happen, instead just sit back and realize that God knows what He is doing. His plan and timing are just right. Not too tall...not too short...but just right.
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