The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
The book of Acts tells us that the disciples of Christ were separated after being together for a while. We can say that they were afraid and sad to be separated but how else would the gospel be spread around the world? This was the Lord’s way of expanding His kingdom.
Through transitions the Lord reveals that His plans are different than what we presume. He doesn’t reason the way we do, and therefore to do the will of God we have to experience times of discomfort.
The lord works behind the scenes, and tests our obedience as we grow in trusting Him. Our obedience shows God that we trust Him: like Abraham. God told Abraham to leave his family and country. Relocation was necessary so that his destiny be fulfilled and our potential is also aligned with destiny when we obey God. Throughout the transition the Lord was with Abraham, he may have also felt a mix of emotions. But even when we are afraid, hesitant or confused about relocation, the Lord will also be with us.
It’s necessary that we step out of our comfort zones and face the unknown, despite its challenges. We may feel a sense of loss, but our security is in Christ not in places, positions or people. There is joy on the other side of pain.
We can trust the God of the transitions, because when done according to God it will bring freedom, strength, favor and joy. The Lord will use our transitions for His glory.
Father God we give you glory for transition time. We thank you that you are with us despite of how we may feel or think. I pray for your children to be obedient to your word and calling. May we all reach our full potential and expand your kingdom. And may all of your children know that you are with us every step of the way. In Jesus name, Amen.