Transition- Pt. 1

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

I Know I haven’t blogged in over a year, but it was a weird year!! Jason and I are in transition right now, and if you have ever been in transition you know what I’m talking about!! One thing I noticed about transition is it’s not a hot topic to talk about. There are a plethora of books written about leadership, growth, outreach, ect…, but not much about the in-between, or if your walking through some type of disappointment.

The weird thing about transition is that so many people at some point or another will experience transition. It isn’t just a ministry thing but a life thing. One thing I have noticed through this entire situation is that God is faithful. Even when I don’t understand everything or know exactly how every detail will play out. I do know God is faithful, it will be good, and he’s working it all out. I know that might sound elementary but when you’re in the middle of it, it’s an anchor!!

A week ago I sent out a post asking what did you learn in transition-here is some of the comments!

Latrice- I’ve learned that sometimes the transitions are not about moving             locations, or job changes. Sometimes they are God’s way of transitioning the  heart from a me-centered, or fill-in-the-blank-centered focus to a more Christ- centered focus. Without the pressure, uncertainty, and stretch of the transition, one might remain stagnant or passive.

Paige- That God’s timing is perfect

Mike-Transition is difficult especially when you are living Romans 12:1-2 testing and knowing the will of God as you offer yourselves as a living sacrifice. I love to say it is awesome and awful, beautiful and brutal but so worth it.

Melanie–Transition time for me has been God-chasing time. Seeking Him is great             because of the promise attached to it, we find Him! Loving God’s presence!

Jason – Don’t let the past failures or disappointments limit us

I think I’m going to keep writing during the rest of my transition, so in a year I can look back at this and say wow what a cool story!!

-Tara