Life will always bring unexpected situations our way. Things can change drastically from one day to the next. A new opportunity can present itself, sickness can present itself, unemployment might present itself, etc. You and I should be prepared for these unexpected occurrences; however, often times we are ill-prepared.
Why is that?
Perhaps you never thought “this could happen to me.”
Perhaps you would rather not have to think about these potential situations.
Perhaps you are afraid of change and ignore the warning signs of things to come.
I am no expert but I do know that other than Jesus…nothing lasts forever. And if nothing lasts forever that means that we will have to transition.
I define transition as the valley between where you were to where you are going. Transition is not easy. Transition is one of the most difficult things you and I will ever face in life. In order to successfully pass that stage you and I must be courageous because transition can be lonely. However, transition can be a great opportunity to gain a new perspective on life.
Transition is the road that leads to renewal. Transition is the road that leads not to an end but to the beginning of something great.
We can find comfort in the words of the Apostle Paul in the Book of Acts 17:28:
For in him we live and move and have our being…
How can we deal with transition?
- Recognize that no matter where life takes you…you are in Him.
- Rest assured knowing that he did not bring you this far to abandon you. Jesus wants you to have life! His plan and purpose for you is not over! Live life. Live it abundantly. Embrace the journey.
- Do not build a house in the valley. Where you are passing through is not your final destination. Do not get comfortable…MOVE!
As we move forward, let’s do it trusting that everything is going to work out just fine.
How do you deal with transition?