Who likes change?
Someone said the only people who like change are wet babies!
Change is the most difficult part of life. Whether we are transitioning jobs, moving homes or expanding our families, we can struggle to find our way.
As we go through change we have to be honest with ourselves and recognize that we have never been in that place before and don’t have all of the answers.
There is always a period of adjustment that needs to take place in order for us to get our feet underneath us. Even if we have moved before, the place we are moving to is different.
That period of adjustment can be a vulnerable place. We should be very careful in these times to make long term, important decisions. We are people with feelings and emotions that can be hurt or exploited in times of transition. Even if the change is good and a very exciting thing, we are still open to how we feel. It is a time we should be aware that we can be manipulated even by the best of intentions.
Change is not always a fun time but it can be if we allow God to speak to us before, during and afterward. If we hear what God is saying then we can, in confidence, move forward in peace and strength.
Even when we don’t have all of the answers ahead of time, and who has all the answers and sees around every corner, but we can trust that Jesus will guide our steps (Ps. 37:23).
My family and I have relocated states multiple times. None of these moves have been without its challenges. For me, my wife, our kids or our friends and family. The only thing we had to hold onto was the fact that we heard God speak to us about relocating.
Without knowing what God said we would have become bankrupt spiritually, emotionally, mentally and financially. Life brought its challenges with each transition, however life was and is not bigger, badder or better than what God has said!
A friend told me to never doubt in dark times what God said to you in the light!
In transition, we have to trust what God has said, teach ourselves to be disciplined and to rely on God’s word and train to respond not react accordingly so that we don’t live in the doubts that life tempts us with.