Transition. A word I began to hate after a while. A word I began to despise. Why must transitions be so painful? Why must they be so tiresome? These were the questions I had to ask God time after time while waiting for the new thing I needed in my life to arrive. Many times we hear people say “God is doing this…” and “God is going to bless you with that,” but what they don’t tell you is how getting that blessing might be along the way. How it might look crazy and painful, before it ever looks good. I’ve journeyed through many transitions during my life and I’m sure you have too. You could be in a transition season right now while reading this and you’re completely in agreement to what I’m saying. One thing I learned is that you can’t truly embrace transition without fully grasping all that transition can bring: the emotions that surround it. Whether you’re going from singleness to relationship to back to being single again, becoming a first time mom or having to understand life again now that all your children left for college, or going from hanging with your best friend to getting the news that they are no more living, or to changing from a career that wasn’t the will of God for you to finally walking in purpose. The list can go on and on, either way we all have experienced transition in some capacity at some point of our lives and have to navigate a new sphere of things for the sake of our future. Transition can be scary. Transition can be weird. Transition can be overwhelming.
Though we may know that after every transition good is promised to us. Romans 8:28 says this, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” However when we negate or get discouraged at the place of our transitions we forfeit the good that has been promised to us. Many are in a wrestling match with fear when they know there’s something new they are about to embark on. They go back and forward in their minds on whether or not they should follow this new path, if they should go back to the place of comfort and mediocrity, or if that scripture even applies to them. The bible says this in the book of James, while discussing rejoicing in trials, that “a double-minded man is unstable in all of their ways.” Therefore, when you go back and forward without being sure on how to move forward and for some people on how to move on, you find that same double mindedness trickles down to impacting many other areas of your life.
This blog post is to introduce that there’s so much that circles around this very powerful topic called transition. This topic not only needs to be introduced to our normal conversations, but it also needs to be dissected, analyzed, and embraced so that we learn how to navigate something that was never made to kill us, but usher us into our new. I am happy to announce that I will be embracing transition with you all! My new book, “Embracing Transition” will be released before the end of this year! This is the Ultimate Handbook Guide on how to navigate transitions in a healthy, effective way that will transform, bless, and heal you.
Until next time,