Transition by definition is the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. It is often uncomfortable, and we can even feel lost when faced with such seasons in life. That’s because transition involves change, adjustments and movement.
Even when something we desire, such as meeting someone, getting married, travelling, having children, studying, or stepping into a new role or career path, changes to take us to the next phase of our life must occur, and that can be not easy. They force us from the familiar and into the unknown, and if we are not self-aware we can resist or feel very unsure and hesitant about what we are going through and whether we even want to “go there”.
To help us transition its helpful to identify why we may be feeling resistant and take time to face these concerns. Often, it’s just like we don’t know what will happen next, and want to stay in our comfort zone rather than face the unknown challenge. Other reasons for resistance can be holding onto things, or we would rather live in yesterday’s familiar than step into what God has for us next.
Transition, however, is an inevitable part of life. It’s something we must learn to accept as graciously as possible. It’s helpful also to remember that God is in the midst of all our lives if we allow Him to be. He knows the end from the beginning and everything in between, and He only wants the best for us. If God changes or adjusts something, it is to get something good to us. Instead of fighting the transition process, He encourages us to look at the positives, embrace the process, move forward and keep going until we are on steadier ground.
Today if you are facing, or are in the midst of transition, take some time to examine your concerns and talk to God about them. Then choose to look for the positives 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 change, transition and adjustment you’ll ever have to go through, whilst getting you securely to 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 trust you with every season of my life and the inevitable transitions I must go through. I want to keep growing and moving forward, so please help me look for the positives and keep going even when it gets hard or feel out of my comfort zone. In Jesus name Amen