Transition: the PROCESS of moving from one state to another.
We have many Biblical examples of people who have moved from one state to another. Abram To Abraham. Sari To Sarah. Jacob To Israel. Saul to Paul.. the list goes on..
A common theme with all is that they all had to go through SOME kind of process. For Abraham and Sarah it was a test of faith and patients. They didn’t get it right the first time either, trying hurry things along via their own methods (common for us to think God needs our help right…!!). Despite this, God had not finished with them yet and they were still able to fulfil the plan God had for them. For Jacob To Israel it was a physical wrestle that took place when he was alone that left him physically and spiritually changed for life.. And poor Saul was blinded for a whole 3 days just to turn his life around completely. However, in the end he turned into an author of many of the books we live and breath by in the bible.
Many of us bear the WAR wounds of transitioning from one walk to another. I know I do! And some of you are currently in the process of a transition – asking questions like “Lord, How long?” Transition can often be a long and painful time that will leave us different forever.
The key for a successful transition is a) trusting the process and b) sticking to the plan.
We have been predestined:
“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. (29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8: 28+29 KJV).
Here we are given an understanding of what the process is all about. That one day we will be changed from mortal to immortality. Just as Jesus was transformed so will we be, IF we endure the process.
We are also comforted and reminded that ALL things work together for GOOD. But here are the T&C (terms and conditions). We have got to Love God and be Called by God. If these two things are in place you can be assured that irrespective of the nature of the process, all things will work for your good.
There is an expected end:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11 KJV).
In Hebrews 12:2 Jesus is declared to be the author and finisher of our faith. Isaiah 46:10 (NLT) via the prophet Isaiah God makes known this: “Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish”
Each and every one of us have an expected end, a plan of which God Himself has drawn out in and before time. Before the foundations of the world, before the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Before He said Let there be and there was – your entire life and more importantly your end was known by God. Provision was made for every area of your life to ensure you get to the end He has seen for you. (Now let that digest)
Honestly, I can’t and won’t even pretend to tell you that it will be a bed of roses and everything is going to be like a walk in the park with the cool breeze blowing in your hair, with the sun shining down on you… Nope.. I would be a liar, a bad one at that. However I can assure you that someone knows your end from your beginning. I can tell you that your heavenly father has seen every transition that you must go through and has already made provision to support you through it. I can remind you of the fact that God has promised to never leave or forsake you. Don’t believe me.. ask Job.
My Sisters Daily… be comforted in the facts which can be found in the word of God. These words have been written and processed for you to read – digest and apply, that you will be able to pass through your transitions and make it out alright – war wounds and all.
Trust God… He knows whats He’s doing.. !