Transition

by Carol Nicholls

Image by Janae Juahal
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“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Transition, such a simple word, but it can create havoc in the routines of life. Over the years I have discovered that I don’t do “Transition” gracefully. Even simple things like going off Daylight Savings Time throws me off kilter for a good two weeks. More complex things, like a new job or an impending move, render me useless. It is like I am at Point A and I can see Point B. I am glad the change is going to happen. Between the two points is a huge black abyss. Stepping out into that uncertain area of darkness is more stressful to me than the potential of doing nothing to make the change happen.

As I write this I am preparing for a new transition from living in my RV since April to traveling in it for 3 to 4 months. Once again I find I am stuck, unable to do the things I need to do to be ready to leave. So, I am sharing what Father is teaching me. My prayer is that anyone who is “stuck” will find this helpful and we will all be better prepared for the next transition.

Be still – don’t analyze. Sit quietly and listen. Ask Father to give you the steps that need to be taken.

Consecrate yourself – intentionally commit yourself to prepare and purposefully get ready. Prepare your heart and your spirit not just your physical activities.

Follow His lead – take the first step. Believe He will honor your obedience. Remember, you are not responsible for results. You are responsible to do what He has shown you.

Thank Him and take the next step – take each step as He presents it and the transition will be successful.

Celebrate the transition– the place of challenge becomes a place of blessing.

May every transition, every change you face, lead you to blessing and joy.

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