Transition is Forward Progress

Transition is forward progress. 

True or False?

I have to cling to this truth, especially in this season. 

Transition is forward progress. 

I said those words to a friend recently, I’m not sure if they’re the words he needed to hear, but it was certainly the words I needed!

In basketball, it's a pivot. In football, it's a spin move off your defender. In a car, it's a U-turn. 

In real life, it can be one of the most difficult things to endure: transition.

Transition comes in all shapes and sizes.

Losing a family member. Going to a new school. Getting paid less or more.

Transition can be very scary. 

My wife and I just moved our entire lives to California.

My wife and I just moved our entire lives to California. 

(This picture pretty much sums up some of our feelings) 

No matter how many conversations we had while in Florida, we still had our doubts and moments of "what the freak are we doing."

I sat with a friend recently and said these words to him, "transition is still forward progress." I am not sure if that helped him at all but it was good for my heart.

Scripture reminds us of this many times.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

Transition is God's way of deepening our dependence.  

Some of us struggle with transitions or choices that are within our control. I would venture to say the majority of us struggle with those things that are outside of our control. Maybe some of us put too much weight on transition and not enough weight on our hearts through the transition. 

I have seen myself go through storms and difficult times (transitions) while keeping my heart closed off to learning and growth. 

I believe it's extremely important for us to be submitted to the word of God, so that we can continue to learn from the voice of God.

Some of you may be struggling to make a big life decision that could potentially transition you into the unknown. My advice to you is very simple.

God isn't looking for you to make a "right" choice as much as He is looking for your heart to be in the right place.

That probably sounds like work to most of you but it's really just the opposite. God's word shines direct light onto the dark parts of our hearts. Allow Him to grow your heart in times of transition. Allow Him to deepen your dependence and faith. Lean on this truth. It's less about what you do and more about who you are.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)

My prayer is that transition becomes an invitation to apply our knowledge of God’s Word. 

Be blessed and be a blessing. 

Published on by Pedro LaTorre.