We as believers learn in church that we will experience different and sometimes difficult seasons. There is rarely a true plan of attack that we can create. We simply have to “BE” We have to be in the moment, be realistic about what is actually happening and to be in our truth.
Trust me, I know this is easier said than done. In my own life I am experiencing transition and while some areas are thrilling and exciting other areas are downright scary. Transition requires us to “feel our feelings” and learn how to deal with them. I’ believe that your first reaction is usually your honest reaction. Yes, that does mean that there is work for you to do within. It also means there is work for me to do within as well. (You are not alone).
While cleaning my desk, I came across a note I wrote and wanted to share it with you.
” Apart of the journey is becoming uncomfortable. Often times, our stretching seasons hurt. Similar to a woman’s pregnancy you will experience a stretch, a SHIFT. It will be intense and scary at times. BUT- stay focused. You are on the right track. Remind yourself that you are birthing greatness. Each kick is a sign. Stay the course”
What I love the most about transition is that there is a destination. There is a place where your feet will land (Can we just praise for a moment on that truth). It has already been written over your life!
Judges 18:5-6 says ” And they said to him, “Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether the journey on which we are setting out will succeed.” And the priest said to them, “Go in peace. The journey on which you go is under the eye of the LORD.” (ESV)
How does this connect to us now? The bible is the Living Word and although it was written YEARS ago it still carries through our present day. This scripture reminds us that if God has ordained the journey, it will be successful. Anything that God creates, he also completes.
He didn’t promise us that we would be scarless but he does offer to heal us.
He didn’t promise our hearts won’t break but he did promise to stay near.
He didn’t promise that you wouldn’t be tempted but he did promise that His spirit would guide you.
All in all, the transition door is a journey but you have been made equipped. You carry the strength and the wisdom to complete the assigned journey. You are with Our Father (which he delights in) and He is with Us.
Go with faith.
Go with Joy.
Go with the peace that you are His and you are Chosen.