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12 August - Transition

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve the beauty" – Maya Angelou.


A butterfly is a great illustration of how transition works. It's the process of changing from one state or condition to another. But whether we like it or not transition is often uncomfortable, and we can feel lost when faced with such seasons in life. That's because transition involves growth and adjustments for us to move forward. But the good news is your future is on the other side of your next steps as you choose to embrace necessary change.


Even when something you have been hoping and praying for starts to happen, such as stepping into a new role or career path, leaving, starting or committing to a relationship, getting married, traveling, having children, or embarking on a course of study, the necessary changes to take you to the next phase of your life can be challenging. They force you from the familiar into the unknown, and if you're not self-aware, you can start to be resistant about what you are going through and question whether you even want to "go there".


Today, if you are facing or in the midst of transition, I encourage you to take some time to examine your concerns and to talk to God about them.


Determine if your hesitation stems from sentimentality about the past, the fear of making a mistake, or the uncertainty of what will happen next that is leading you to want to stay in your comfort zone rather than transition to the next stage of your life.


It's very easy to settle in yesterday's familiarity instead of taking steps into what God has for you next. But you must push yourself a little so that you don't remain in things that are no longer beneficial for you or what God wants to release in your life next.


God knows the end from the beginning, and everything in between and only wants the best for you. If He changes or adjusts your circumstances, it's so He can get something great to you. So, instead of fighting transition, choose to look at the positives; embrace the process and move forward.


Look for the opportunities in the changes you are facing, knowing that when you put God in charge of the steps you take, He will safely guide you through every transition and adjustment you'll ever have whilst getting you securely to the blessings on the other side.

"There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens". (Ecclesiastes 3:1)


"The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." (Psalm 18:2)

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." (Isaiah 43:19)


Prayer: Lord, please help me to trust you with every season of my life and the inevitable transitions involved. I want to keep growing and moving forward, so please help me to look for the positives even when its hard or I feel out of my comfort zone. In Jesus name Amen

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