The alarm clock once again beat me eye lids this morning. Time to get up, time to get the kids up, fed and dressed. Unlock the door, lock the door, unlock the car door, get the kids buckled up, lock the door, start the car and we’re off. Our “usual” routine, now occasionally……..actually more often than I care to admit, there will be a little hitch in there, someone doesn’t want to get up, the other doesn’t like their outfit or breakfast and at times everyone decides it’s Saturday on a Tuesday. For the most part, I know what to expect, but what about those times when I don’t, when you don’t. The times when you have made a decision, a change, with an intended goal, but have no idea if the outcome will be what you intended it to be. That in between phase, the space before time catches up with what God has said. You know, that wait upon the Lord place, the period of Transition. Transition, defined as “the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.”
Transition sometimes can be uncomfortable, uncertain probably because it’s a change from the current, what we know. Whether that’s a job, a new move, new relationship, or even a new position or title, just to name a few. Us GIRLFRIENDS have been experiencing different transitions. One transition in particular for me, was moving out of my parents house. The day of the move I had so much anxiety…..when I think about it I had anxiety even before (I had not packed a thing), granted I was recovering from being ill and had just returned back from NY….oh and I just turned 30 as well (another transition). As my mom and I approached the Uhaul store, she asked me if I was ready and I burst out in tears in the parking lot, I mean that ugly cry, lol. I couldn’t help but think about all of which I was leaving or wouldn’t have anymore, do I have what it takes to “make it” and feeling overwhelmed because failing isn’t even an option, two little people depend on me. I say all this to say that is often how we are when in transition, we don’t stay focused, too busy looking back or looking at what we believe we’re losing that we completely discredit God. We miss that God has given and will give us everything that’s necessary to move to the next level. Remember in Daniel 2:21 it says “…He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning”……that’s us!!! Now sometimes because we lack to prepare when God first gives us the inclination for change, we then “suffer” with the extra anxiety, like myself and moving, and yes there will be bumps that arise during the journey, the spiritual realms of who you were and who you are going to now be collide during the transition and the bump in the road may feel like your whole world is crumbling, but rest assured it is just the process. What I would encourage during transitioning is to realize that God is present, yes your comfort zone is cozy, but you can’t stay there forever. Trust God, trust the confirmation you have received, have faith that though it doesn’t completely add up, God will grant the rest.