Colliding with Transition
When you come headlong, colliding with transition how do you build up the courage to step into the new and let go of the past, and believe in The All-knowing God who not only sees your past and present but has the power to give you a glimpse of the future. And also enable you to move forward and take hold of that transition role, which is positioning itself right before your eyes and beckoning you to take over.
So I clashed with the borderline of ‘Transition’ during the last few hours of twenty-seventeen (2017) but was scared to my core to step into it. Should I step into it, turn back or settle there and wait for a deliverer? I want a deliverer who will move the borderline a bit further to give me more space to think, prepare, evaluate and weigh the balance scale of the negatives to positives before I take hold of the new and jump into transition.
A transition can be scary. You never know what it unfolds down the line. But I’ve seen people just walk into it unafraid and not bothered to give it a second thought. How and why did they make that hasty move? Haven’t they seen or heard about past experiences of people who have walked into transition and collide with changes, disadvantages, advantages as well, and unexpected sacrifices and demands? I mean costly sacrifices with big price tags.
Now I hear you say, ‘can someone just leave me here, where it is safe to make my own decision, plan my program and move when I want to and feel ready?’ I got in that boat too, and I asked the question ‘why is it so hard to face transition?
You may be going through the same battle and wondering how you’re ever going to get through it. You say, but I don’t want things to change. I hear you. And believe me, I am sitting on that fence and scared to jump to the other side. Perhaps if only I can foresee what that other side will present in the future, then I can gather the courage to jump into it. I have so many options and pictures in my mind that I want which are different from what the other side looks like at the moment.
My heart wants to say yes, to the new transition role but my mind is frightened because that’s not the picture I want. You know how you work out plots and snapshots of the things you desire in your mind but can’t seem to see it physically? That’s what I am experiencing now. You may think, ‘how come that is happening to you?’ Well, I guess am human too, and we all come to a point in life when we encounter storms that throw us off our boats leaving us to face the raging waves ALONE.
I’ve heard people say it is greener in the transition role, but my current side is green too, and I love it. But then I went to church on a Sunday Morning of the 31st December 2017 and collided with a message telling me to ‘look up and move forward.’ I can’t describe what that sermon did to me, but it brought me to tears as I confronted my fears. But this time not ALONE. The Great Deliverer (Jesus) was on my side with His promise ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11. Wow, how timely was this message?
So here I sit on my couch, on this late afternoon of 31st December 2017, hunched over my keyboard typing this post and gazing at the blue and white sky, and across my lounge through the balcony are these fresh green leaves of summer dancing in the wind from the trees. All I could do was encourage myself in The Lord.
As I watch the sun pressing to shine through the partly cloudy forecasted weather, I could sense a new dawn hidden in the transition role trying to pierce through to give me a glimpse into the unknown future that the Great Planner has lovingly designed for me. I hear the herald of a new day, a brand new chapter that is arising from the horizon.
So I stand tall today, colliding with ‘Transition’ and fearlessly marching into whatever it presents, knowing that my King (Jesus) is with me and He has promised never to leave me nor forsake me.
Can I encourage you today? Wherever you are and whatever is in front of you, stand up tall and brave up as you walk into that seemingly fearful transition, and let FAITH awaken in you as you face that UNKNOWN. His promised to you is ‘Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10.
He is The Righteous God; there are no errors in and with Him.
Have a great and purpose-fulfilled twenty-eighteen (2018) as you look onto Him to lead and guide you.
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