Transitions are some of my worst moments. I am not sure why, but all too frequently, I get thrown off and upside down by transitions. The older that I get, the better I get at anticipating transitions and preparing my heart, mind, body, and soul for them.
However, I happen to prepare for transitions in the most counter-productive way possible – I obsess. I make lists. And, worst of all, I withdraw. I try to make it the absolute easiest for me to transitions by doing absolutely everything in my power to emotionally detach.
Today, I convicted about my way of handling transitions. By burdening my heart with worry, I am not entrusting my heart to the Lord, which means I do not fundamentally believe in the Lord and his goodness in my life.
Ouch. Nothing like a morning wakeup call.
As I reflect on my struggle with transition, I am reminded:
“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” Proverbs 3:5-6
I do not believe that trusting in the Lord means that life will be easy, but I do believe that, when I step forward in faith, there will be solid ground beneath my feet. It is so easy to say that I will trust in the Lord and act in a way that glorifies him, but it is another thing to live it out.
Where are you clinging onto your way of doing things, refusing to let the Lord into your worries and fears? I’m embarrassed to admit that my list of “My Way” is much longer than transitions. But for today, for right now, I am consciously submitting my fear of transition to him who promises to be beside me and carry my burdens (Romans 8:38-39, Matthew 11:30).